In business, the most common way we communicate is through email. We use it to communicate with our clients, vendors and colleagues. However, checking your email can become a very time-consuming task each day. In addition, it’s easy to get lost in responding to things that are not designated as “revenue generating” activities.
A great way to use your time wisely is to only check your email 3 times per day: once in the morning, at lunchtime, and before you leave for the day. When you’re not checking your email, keep it closed. This will prevent you from allowing your inbox/email to become your “to-do” list for the day. Here’s the point: we are not employees, we are business owners. Focus on what is important and stay on task. Email can be a huge distraction in your day and can prevent you from getting things done.
Try it for one day and see the results. You’ll be glad you did!