“Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.“ –Bruce Lee
I’m beginning to see the results of being intentional in every aspect of my workflow. Every action supports a larger goal instead of a reaction to what someone else is doing.
If you haven’t noticed, everyone wants a piece of your time. Unfortunately, there’s only 24 hours in a day and if you caved into every demand you still wouldn’t make everyone happy.
The two areas that I find that I need to be extremely intentional about is social media and email.
If you’re not careful social media and email can consume your time. It starts out as a few minutes and then the next thing you know you’ve spent 2-3 hours that you can’t get back and you’re not any closer to completing your projects.
Here’s 10 quick solutions that you can use in your daily workflow.
- Know why you’re using social media.
- Verify that your purpose lines up with personal/business goals.
- Outline how you’ll use social media as a companion to reach your goals.
- Incorporate social media as part of your overall editorial calendar.
- Listen, engage and share with intention.
- Unsubscribe from all eNewsletter that are no longer relevant.
- Schedule time to read and respond to email like you would a meeting.
- If you find that you’re responding to the same types of email, considering using sofware like TextExpander
- There are certain emails that you receive that you can have directly go to folders by setting up rules in your email client.
- Press delete… Not every email needs a response.
How do you manage social media and email? How are you making it work for you?
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