Managing Email Distraction: Online Business Productivity Tip, part 1

emailme 150x150 Managing Email Distraction: Online Business Productivity Tip, part 1Would you like to spend more of your valuable time while building your online business taking action instead of getting stuck in distraction? Then you simply must manage your email effectively.

There is a distinct difference between email that you want to receive and respond to daily…and email, ezines and such that you just want to have for later reference, such as for your your swipe files.

Hopefully you are subscribing to a variety of marketing campaigns by the leaders in your niche(s) in order to learn from their strategies and the progression of their sales messages.

But if you don’t manage these correctly, then your email box is full of gurus sending you weekly (or even daily) emails, urging you to buy their next course or must-have product. Distracting, to say the least.

Here’s the Key Question:
Do all of these Emails show up in your Main Email Box?

Do you start each day by reviewing the convincing and well-written sales missives? Do you find yourself pulled to buy the products they are promoting and distracted by the strategies they suggest?

Instead of taking focused daily action on a well thought out plan for your business, each day’s email brings competing ideas that tempt and tantalize. “Use this amazing technique that earned a 106 year old widow 7 million dollars in just two weeks!” (Well, OK, that is a bit of an exaggeration. But you get the idea!)

Tempted to click to read more than the Subject line? Stop! Ask yourself if this is really the highest and best use of your next half hour. Probably not.

Sure, you could just unsubscribe from all of these email lists and newsletters. But you still need access to this information at times.

Join us, in the next post, to discover a key tool you can use to gain control over your email distractions once and for all.

Tell me what you think. Post your comments below...

  1. Kathryn Griffiths

    I go through and clean out my e-mail list once a week. I’m amazed about how many e-mail I get from folks I don’t know. (not spam) Not everyone protects your privacy as they state in the opt-in box. It’s a shame.

    I’m looking forward to your next e-mail

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  2. Mynders

    Kathyryn: Good for you on cleaning the email list once/week. That’s great discipline. What a great way to not let emails overwhelm you.

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  3. Sheila Atwood

    I do quickly scan my emails and get rid of the ones I don’t want. If I have someone I have been getting emails from and do not find that they sending me information that I don’t read, I unsubscribe.

    I do like saving and filing emails that are receipts and those emails that have sparked an idea.

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  4. Suzie Cheel

    Fantastic- I am looking forward to the next post as I am in the process of restructuring my email so i see only those that are relavant what I am currently working on

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