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Deal with email in batches, 2-3 times a day.

Let’s face it. Email will suck up all the time (and more) you have in a day if you don’t do something about it.

You really do NOT have to jump on every single incoming piece of email as soon as it lands in your inbox.

Don’t you have actual work to do?

So, set up some times you will review everything that has come in. Let people who need to know how you will be handling it.

Then shut it off and focus on your own agenda of tasks.

It has been said that the email inbox is a perfectly organized collection of every body else’s agenda.

How about putting your job first?

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About The Author

Terry Monaghan's picture

Terry is the CEO of Time Triage

With over 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience, Terry’s unique technology has dramatically increased the productivity of Fortune 100 executives and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Whether it’s a corporate executive or a “solo-preneur,” the outcome of Terry’s methodology will give you an expanded level of freedom and productivity with results you can measure.

Terry’s clients find themselves working on what is most fulfilling and what really matters in moving things forward rather than what they previously thought they “had to do.” The things you hoped to get to someday become the things you work on today.

Terry’s work was recently featured in the New York Times best-seller Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte (Sarah Crichton Books, March 11, 2014).

Eliminating overwhelm, giving clients more time to focus and clarity about where to focus, and implementing what it takes to produce results beyond what is predictable are what Terry’s efforts are all about. Her high integrity, no-nonsense, practical approach to business operations has helped build trusted relationships with many high performing professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives.

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