Don’t Let Email Take Over Your Workday

These days, your business practically lives in your email inbox. But as key as email is, it can also kill your productivity if you let it. Here are three ways to keep on top of email without letting it consume your day.

  1. Set boundaries. Let’s be honest: A quick check of your inbox will often result in a rabbit hole of small, low priority tasks, and new email notifications can be insanely interruptive. Try checking your email only once an hour (or less!) and limiting how much time you spend on it. Most of it probably isn’t urgent, anyway.
  2. Send less, get less. Most emails you send will get a reply, even if it’s just “thank you.” Be thoughtful about what emails you send, because they’ll be back in your inbox with friends in tow.
  3. Read once and decide. You know those emails that sit in your inbox for two weeks while you figure out how to deal with them? Stop letting them happen. Make a commitment to read each email only once, and come to an immediate decision. Any email that can’t be handled quickly should probably be a phone call anyway.

Email is a powerful tool, and when mishandled, it can be a powerful distraction. Simplify your email, and you’ll find that your work benefits.

The Jim Passi Team at Citywide Home Loans proudly serves Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia and Flordia. If you are looking to buy a home or refinance, we have you covered. Apply Now to get started.
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Jim Passi
Regional Manager
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1300 East Woodfield Road, Suite 302
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Mobile: 847-899-1813
Email: jpassi@citywidehomeloans.com

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I want to thank you for making the process of establishing a loan so easy for us. As a real estate agent in Denver, I have the opportunity to work with a lot of lenders – I know the good ones from the bad ones. And YOU are definitely one of the “good ones”. For my own home purchase, you can imagine how selective I was in working with a lender on our mortgage. I am so glad that we worked with you and CityWide. It’s no secret that the process of procuring a mortgage is extremely stressful, but you made this process as smooth of a transaction that it could have been and given the fact that we lived in Denver, and Marcus was in the middle of a very hectic travel schedule, you met and EXCEEDED our expectations.

Your attention to detail, your personal attention to us and our needs, and your overall professionalism made the biggest difference and the best possible experience for our family. I will recommend you not only to my friends and family but to my clients who are looking for the highest level of service for their mortgage.

Thanks again Jim for everything you did for us. We are so happy to be back home in Naperville, and in our house, that very much feels like home.

Andrea L.