Part 9 of our series focuses on those 4 D's. You may have been too busy or too tired or a million other things and I bet those are all very true but to make this work, you have to at least give this plan a shot. So, take a moment and try applying the 4 D's to your email: Do It, Defer It, Delegate It, Delete it.
I want you to know that I gave it a shot today and was amazed at how much sense it made. I'll be honest with you, I didn't get through all of my backlog or inbox but I did make great progress and I have that awesome feeling of having made good progress towards the goal. If you really don't have the time, at least try the 4 D's with 5 emails. Right now, just go to your inbox and sort your top 5 emails using the 5 D's. Let me know how it worked for you.
I'm actually excited about continuing the process!
So, Part 9 of our series is to continue with the 4 D's to clean up your Inbox and Backlog folder, if you have one.
Don't worry if you don't make it through the whole thing. I sure didn't. Just start the journey with those 5 emails. It's funny how good it feels to take care of it! And, please share by commenting on your progress.
On another note, I have to share how happy I am with the results at my campus. I am proud to say that I'm getting emails back with excellent subject lines and (EOM) used to indicate there is no need to open the message. Now, I'm lucky to work with an exceptional group of individuals but there's no doubt that modeling has made some difference. I thank those great folks at my campus for their dedication and willingness to give this a shot!
Now, how about you...have you tried some or all of these ideas? If so, please share your comments about your progress on the journey!