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.

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Jim Passi
Regional Manager
NMLS# 158000

1300 East Woodfield Road, Suite 302
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Mobile: 847-899-1813
Email: jpassi@citywidehomeloans.com

My wife and I recently

My wife and I recently purchased our home in Joliet, and we used Jim Passi from CityWide Mortgage to get our mortgage. Throughout the entire time, from the first moment we called him to the closing day and beyond, Jim was just amazing. He answered all our questions, some repeatedly, with grace and compassion. He even worked with me while I was having a few temper tantrums on him.

Jim took the time to explain every detail of the process to us, because we have no clue about this process. We aren’t finance people. He is extremely patient with us on every question, and aspect of the mortgage process from preapproval all the way up and through the closing. He explained to us why he does things the way he does, versus the way other brokers do things, and they make complete sense.

We will and DO recommend Jim from CityWide Mortgage to everyone looking to purchase a home today or in the future. Jim is the best mortgage guy one can work with.

Thank you for all you did for us.

Robert and Ruth W.
Joliet, IL

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