Eliminate Before You Delegate
I got this concept from my #1 favourite book of all time – The 4 Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris.
If you do draw up a list of stuff which you want to delegate, take a long hard look at it first and see what you can actually eliminate.
I was about to hire a VA (virtual assistant) to check all my e-mails and then it dawned on me that since 80% of them were SPAM I would be paying a human spam filter. Plus the fact that they would have to learn which was and wasn’t SPAM so I would be answering a lot of questions for a long time.
I decided to get rid of 100% of my SPAM. How did I do it?
I set my e-mail server to forward all messages to a gmail account. That’s it. No more SPAM.
The message again is – eliminate before you delegate.
Paul Browning – 3rd July 2010
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Good idea !
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Good for you! Simple and Easy.
This makes sense. You saved yourself (future) time & money.
I bought this book after it was recommended in this site and can highly recommend it.
It is written in clear easy to read chunks and full of interesting material.
Thanks for the recommendation
Good idea. There are too many things that are actually useless exercises that we continue to do out of habit. I got tired of dealing with spam issues as well, so I started a new email account and only ever give the address to actual people. This way when I check my email, there are only the important messages and none of the junk.
So much time wasted on spam. So frustrating. I tend to miss half the relevant emails because all I see is useless email.