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01 Jun

Does receiving a new e-mail make you happy?

Date: 2010-06-01 10:30 Comments: 0 st

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?

Please comment below.

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