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01 Jun

Does receiving a new e-mail make you happy?

Datum: 2010-06-01 10:30

I just hung up after a fol­low up over the phone with a cus­tomer of mine that is halfway through my pro­gram Indi­vid­ual ses­sions in per­son­al pro­duc­tiv­i­ty”.

He has learned to process his e‑mails as they arrive, i.e. imme­di­ate­ly decide if the e‑mail impli­cates a new todo, if it needs to be saved or if it can be thrown in the trash­can. This has had the effect that he has had an emp­ty inbox at least once a day for the past month.

Dur­ing our fol­low up, he said: These days, a new e‑mail almost makes me happy!”

Imag­ine the immense dif­fer­ence. Before, e‑mail was some­thing stress­ful, now it’s a source of joy.

How do you feel? 
Does a new e‑mail make you happy? 
What have you done to be able to feel like that?

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