We often know what we need to do. We don’t seem to get it done. I don’t think that it’s genuinely laziness that gets in our way. As we find ourselves more and more overwhelmed, getting anything done in a timely fashion gets harder. Ergo I am working on a new plan to find a better way.

I shall schedule a time to sit down and go through all correspondence and either get it done on the spot or schedule an appropriate time to complete the task at an early date. 

Rather than when it is due, I am looking at when I can complete and send the work to wherever it goes next. Will I have to bump planned actions from time to time?  Yes, yet I will know when I do so, Why I did it, and when I complete it. 

How do you handle the snarling lion in your inbox that eats up all your time?

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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