Susan Gregory

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What I hate about email (and how to fix it)

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1.It’s passive. A lot of people start their day in their email inboxes. That approach won’t help you achieve your key goals because you’re being reactive, not proactive. The messages you receive are often requests or information from other people based on their agenda, not yours. The fix: Do something important first. Have a short list (1-3) […]

How to write emails that get responses

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Last month, Boomerang by Gmail published research that provides the real numbers behind the types of emails that get responses.   If you want a response, write an email with: Between 50 and 125 words Emails of only 10 words receive a 36% response rate, whereas emails of 100 words get 51%, on average. One to […]

Halve the time it takes to get stuff done

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  Today I’m going to share with you one of my favourite techniques for getting stuff done. It’s called “timeboxing”. This technique alone can halve the time it takes to do important work. What’s a timebox? A timebox is a fixed period of time that you give to a planned activity. What’s so great about […]

Making It Happen in 2016

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What’s one of your big goals or projects for this year? You know, one of those things that’s important but not urgent. Perhaps it’s something that’s been on your list for a while. Here’s how to make it happen this year: Get really clear on the next, easy thing you can do to move it […]