Handling your email like a Time Master means doing as much as you can to get control over the time you spend in personal email mode. Many people quite reasonably complain about email and information overload, but do absolutely nothing to limit the amount of time they waste handling the never-ending torrent of emails, 75% of which are unwanted promotional junk. I have encountered many folk who have simply given up and accepted 'email time loss' as a necessary evil. The good news is that you don't have to.

Let me be blunt. You can't make the problem go away completely, but you can and should adopt a number of simple damage-limitation strategies to minimize the effect. What you need to do is to ask:

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