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Our Focus Today: The Why of email
Principles that precede practices
Root cause of symptoms in email
Pursue a better future!
Average Emails/Workday 100
Average Minutes/Email 3
# of Workdays/Year 240
Total Minutes Spent/Year on Email 72000
Hours Spent/Year on Email 1200
Days Spent/Year on Email (based on 8 hours) 150
Percentage of work days spent on email 63%
The truth about email
Advantages Efficient Fast Connectivity Productivity Written record Easy to share Other
Disadvantages Distraction Interruption Volume increasing Reduce quality of our work
Harm to relationships & self
Does your overall use of email produce a net benefit or a net loss?
The ultimate barrier to success is a shortage of mental bandwidth, or the ability to focus on a task
in the moment. ~SendhilMullainathan
Hows your bandwidth?
Developing the Why for emailPurpose precedes planning Define success for the proper
and appropriate use of email
Consider a Clean Slate perspective
Consider declaring Email Bankruptcy. (Chapter 11)
If you were to start over with email, how would you design it?
Top Button Strategy.
Notifications off Periodically checked Email NOT on mobile phone Respond in 24 hours or less Unsubscribe periodically Inbox to ZERO, once per day
Principles to ConsiderDont let obligation drive your behavior Avoid victim mentality Apply parallel principles to email Treat root causes, rather than symptoms Design strategy from a Clean Slate perspective Build expectations among those you email Be willing to be different to pursue your Preferred Future. Pursue the abundant life God has for you.