Counting Down The 10 Biggest Time Wasters: #10

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Counting Down The 10 Biggest Time Wasters: #10

Encourager-In-Chief: June 20th, 2018

#10: Junk mail and junk email.

Today, we begin a 10-week series to give you back more time in your day. Let’s face it; entrepreneurs never have enough time to do everything they need to do. That’s all the more reason to start today with the easiest way for you to get your time back.

If your email inbox looks anything like mine, you will get between two and five junk emails for every real email you receive. While it’s easy enough to just delete them, that’s doesn’t solve the problem long-term. The best way to get rid of junk mail is to look for the line towards the bottom of the message that says, “unsubscribe.” Follow the instructions and make sure your name is taken off the company’s list. If you don’t, you will be getting endless versions of this email until the end of time. By the way, if the company does not have an unsubscribe option in its email, it may not be a reputable company and you should not be considering it in the first place. If this is the case, just delete the email or have your spam filter block it. You could also send it to your Internet provider and let them know that you’re getting this email. The search engine may shut them down for sending out improper emails.

It will require discipline for you to delete these emails without reading them. If they truly are junk email, you do not have the time to fill your mind and day reading junk. Deleting them without opening them will also prevent you from getting any viruses that could possibly have squeaked through your spam filters.

As for junk mail, this should be the easiest task of your day. Yesterday, my wife and I tossed out every single item of mail we received. That means 100% of that mail was not worth walking across the street and braving the two-way traffic just to bring in it the house and toss in the recycling bin. Be very discerning as to where you’re spending your time so that you have more of it to focus on your customers and growing your business.


Time is more precious than money. You can always get more money but you can’t get more time.
- Brian Tracy

This excerpt is taken from my Time Mastery seminar.

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