Robert: been processing email lately?I hope you caught that. A subtle adaptation of David Allen's two-minute rule that has the potential to revolutionize the way we handle email:
Eric: Yeah. I started my "DavidCo - to process folder" at 10:00
am yesterday and finished at 11:30 PM last night.
Eric: I hesitate to even look in my email today to see all the
Robert: That's the problem with email
Robert: That's why I use my new interpretation of the two-minute
rule: if an email takes more than two minutes to respond
to, I delete it. :)
Eric: Ooooo I like that. Can I quote that on my blog?
Robert: You betcha
Eric: You watch!
Robert: oh dear.
"if an email takes more than two minutes to respond to, I delete it."So, Robert, that's how you stay on top of your email while the rest of us are drowning! I decided to try this new rule for myself. I've just deleted a bunch of your emails that would have taken me more than two minutes to process. If it's important enough, I know you'll write back. OK, just kidding, but...
My in-box is now empty.
I feel MUCH better.