[Pauldotcom] Email Management
dninja at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 16:03:14 UTC 2009
2009/1/5 Brian Seel <brian.seel at gmail.com>:
> As a recent college graduate who is wide eyed and ready to get out into the
> big world and revolutionize everything (atleast, thats what I think now), I
> have noticed that one of the biggest problems that many security people have
> is email. While my experience is limited to a handful of internships and my
> interactions with people I am interviewing with, it seems like everyone has
> way too much email and it takes away from their ability to do their job.
> So do you have any tips to get the information out while still having time
> to do your job?
I am really bad with having to check email as soon as it arrives but
then I watched the inbox zero talk by Merlin Mann and decided to try
it. I found it works really well, actually better when I'm busy and
can justify to myself that I can ignore an email for an hour. Watch
the talk on his site http://www.43folders.com/izero
> As a follow up, how do you manage your time to keep up with news and
> podcasts? Seems like that alone could take up all of your time before you
> could even start to do anything.
This is something else I find I have trouble with (I always thought I
was good at time management till I really thought about it!) so this
year I've decided that between 9 and 10 in the morning is my time to
catch up on things. That means reading news, going through all my rss
feeds, listening/watching podcasts etc. As I'm self employed it is
also going to cover doing things for the business that I usually put
off in favour of doing paid client work. It worked this morning, ask
me again in a month or two if it is still working!
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