I had a conversation with a friend of mine who is also a client. She confessed to me that she unsubscribed from my ezine and everything else coming into her inbox. It’s not that she doesn’t like me it’s that she’s totally overwhelmed. I know, I feel it too. In fact, the other day I was reading an article about “spam management” and keeping your inbox clear by using a service to consolidate and sift through all the emails coming in from retailers as we approach the holiday season. Here’s a link to the article in case you’re interested.
I generally keep my inbox pretty empty. Things come in, I do them or not. I read through ezines that interest me or delete them. Lately, however, I’ve noticed the number of emails in my inbox creeping up. I kept telling myself “today is email day.” I would decide that I would get through them, deal with it and be done. Somehow it wouldn’t get done.
As someone who works with the clients on productivity and managing things like email I know a couple of things about it. For the most part your inbox is full of other people’s priorities. Sure you may get value out of the ezines you receive (including this one) and apply the concepts you read about to your business and your life, however the truth is an ezine is a way for the sender to stay in your mind. I don’t send out a weekly ezine because it’s fun (although I do like writing them), I send it out to give you ideas that will help you in your business and life. I send it out so that you get to know me and that if you need help in the areas of growing your business and productivity you think of me and the programs I offer. [Read more…] about Managing Your Email