I Tried Emailing Like A CEO And Quite Frankly, It Made My Life Better


37 bookmarks. First posted by rebeccarobbins december 2017.


Replying immediately and with two words to all emails is actually heaven.
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3 days ago by hadvil
Replying immediately and with two words to all emails is actually heaven.
Like any good member of the proletariat who wants nothing more than to serve capitalism, I am always looking for ways to be more productive at work. And one area where I have more than a lot of room for improvement is keeping up with email.
Look, I could be worse. I’m fairly organized — I use the tabbed Gmail inbox with a healthy number of colored labels and filters. At one point, I even maintained inbox zero, but those days are long gone. My problem is I still let emails slip through the cracks unanswered, occasionally causing problems. I recently searched my sent emails for the term “sorry” and found more than I wish to admit in which I said some version of “sorry for the late reply.”
What trips me up most is my habit of scanning my inbox, often on my phone, opening an email, reading it, and thinking, “I’ll reply to that later when I’m at my computer and/or not in the middle of this other project and can give a full reply.” Then I leave it marked as “read” and forget about it. I check my inbox constantly, but I only actually deal with my emails in a deliberate way during a few dedicated chunks of my day.
My email situation isn’t the worst. I’ve seen people with HORRIFYING numbers of unread emails. I typically only hover around 1,000, but it causes me stress and it’s not helping me do my best work. I would like to live my best life. I would like to live a life where I’m “good” at email and also shower every day and floss and stop biting my cuticles and am kinder to dogs. However, I know that I only have any hope of accomplishing the first item on that list.
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I Tried Emailing Like A CEO And Quite Frankly, It Made My Life Better
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Replying immediately and with two words to all emails is actually heaven. Like any good member of the proletariat who wants nothing more than to serve capitalism, I am always looking for ways to be more productive at work.
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Replying immediately and with two words to all emails is actually heaven. Ethan Miller / Getty Images Mark Cuban, a man unburdened by guilt over unanswered…
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I Tried Emailing Like A CEO And Quite Frankly, It Made My Life Better Replying immediately and with two words to all emails is actually heaven. Ethan Miller /…
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I’d still just delete them
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Replying immediately and with two words to all emails is actually heaven. Like any good member of the proletariat who wants nothing more than to serve capitalism, I am always looking for ways to be more productive at work.
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Katie Notopoulos, writing at BuzzFeed:

What trips me up most is my habit of scanning my inbox, often on my phone, opening an email, reading it, and thinking, “I’ll reply to that later when I’m at my computer and/or not in the middle of this other project and can give a full reply.” Then I leave it marked as “read” and forget about it. I check my inbox constantly, but I only actually deal with my emails in a deliberate way during a few dedicated chunks of my day.

That is me.

The other key part of boss-style email is doing a lot of email on the phone. This meant goodbye to my old crutch of “I’ll reply when I get to a computer.” I would fire off emails from my phone on the subway, walking around at lunch, on the toilet at the office. For the first time, I actually started using the suggested Gmail replies, which are actually pretty useful in the sense of purely transmitting information.

That first Monday, as I fired off a bunch of not-super-important emails, something strange happened. I felt… extremely good. I was high on the fumes of efficiency. No longer did a little cloud hang over me, the nagging feeling you get when you know you’re supposed to do something and can’t remember what.

I’ve been thinking about this lately — that I should treat email more like I treat texting. A few words — or maybe just an emoji — and that’s it.

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8 days ago by rufous
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Katie Notopoulos, writing at BuzzFeed:

What trips me up most is my habit of scanning my inbox, often on my phone, opening an email, reading it, and thinking, “I’ll reply to that later when I’m at my computer and/or not in the middle of this other project and can give a full reply.” Then I leave it marked as “read” and forget about it. I check my inbox constantly, but I only actually deal with my emails in a deliberate way during a few dedicated chunks of my day.

That is me.

The other key part of boss-style email is doing a lot of email on the phone. This meant goodbye to my old crutch of “I’ll reply when I get to a computer.” I would fire off emails from my phone on the subway, walking around at lunch, on the toilet at the office. For the first time, I actually started using the suggested Gmail replies, which are actually pretty useful in the sense of purely transmitting information.

That first Monday, as I fired off a bunch of not-super-important emails, something strange happened. I felt… extremely good. I was high on the fumes of efficiency. No longer did a little cloud hang over me, the nagging feeling you get when you know you’re supposed to do something and can’t remember what.

I’ve been thinking about this lately — that I should treat email more like I treat texting. A few words — or maybe just an emoji — and that’s it.

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8 days ago by josephschmitt
I Tried Emailing Like A CEO And Quite Frankly, It Made My Life Better https://t.co/OZ8e5UJeD5 // this is funny. Also don’t do this if you’re a manager. PS. I wrote really long replies. That left people staring at them as well. Maybe you can’t win at boss email? 😬

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9 days ago by ediventurin
this sounds magical
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december 2017 by rebeccarobbins