If it seems like email is running your life, this segment of Dirty Secrets of Small Business is for you! Jack Mencini and Adam Sonnhalter co-hosts of the podcast and coaches for their business Maximum Value Partners answer the difficult HOW question around dealing with all the emails coming constantly into your inbox.
Jack suggests to try ignoring the emails until you are ready to slot out about 20 minutes to answer them or delete them. Jack and Adam also offer the idea that you set up a defined time to respond to emails once or twice in a day (e.g. first thing in the morning and once in the afternoon/evening). Your position as the small business owner isn’t to respond to every email coming through. You need to be selective with your time and your responses, if needed.
“If the email isn’t like a crisis, you can answer it in 24 hours,” recommends Jack. “You be the master of your email not the ping of “You’ve Got Mail.”
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Do you have any How Questions of your own to email to Jack and Adam? Do it by sending your questions to email@example.com or submit a question on this web site here. Many of the How Questions can also filter back into the 7 Keys to Success to help you deal with these questions.
If you have a success story or a question you would like to share, email or call (firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-849-0670). You can also call in during the show each week at noon (EST) – 1:00 pm on WINT 1330 AM, call 440-946-9468 to ask your question to the Maximum Value Partners’ coaches.