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
Office: 847-273-3265

Matt K. Testimonial

I just wanted to send you a quick note on my recent refinance with your company. I was extremely pleased with how quick and easy it was to refinance with you. Everyone knows that when you are self-employed like myself that refinancing can take much longer and be an aggravating process but you and Tom made the refinance so simple I would highly recommend your company to my friends and family.   As you know, I am an attorney practicing in real estate and have seen many of my clients struggle during the mortgage process in obtaining a loan but seeing how efficient and quick your company was I know I will be recommending you as their lender. Again, thanks for your professionalism in this regards.

Matt K.