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That Important Project?

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You know that important project? The one you’d get to someday when you had some time? The one that maybe takes you out of your comfort zone? If today isn’t that someday–if you haven’t yet taken advantage of these times to launch that project–maybe it’s not the right project and you can let it go. […]

How To Do What’s Hanging Over You

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You know that thing you need to do? The one that’s uncomfortable and hanging over you? We intellectually know that things will be better when we finally just do it. But how to get past the FUDWARG (fear, uncertainty, doubt, worry, anger, regret, guilt) that makes it uncomfortable and stalls or stops us? One good […]

Go Ask

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  When in trouble, ask for help.   In your corner, Mike PS: Seriously. Go ask. The small amount of vulnerability needed to ask for help now is so much less costly than the serious kick-in-the-bum we’ll all get if you try to handle the unhandleable alone.

Email Etiquette Rule #6

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Email remains a vital business tool. And, for many reasons, it is one we love to hate. If we all follow a few etiquette rules, email can become much more useful and much less painful. Here is Email Etiquette Rule #6: Say less. Given their busyness, we cannot expect our readers to spend lots of […]

Email Etiquette Rule #5

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Email remains a vital business tool. And, for many reasons, it is one we love to hate. If we all follow a few etiquette rules, email can become much more useful and much less painful. Here is Email Etiquette Rule #5: Cautiously Copy. CCs are a pain. We receive tons of them and they often […]

Email Etiquette Rule #4

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Email remains a vital business tool. And, for many reasons, it is one we love to hate. If we all follow a few etiquette rules, email can become much more useful and much less painful. Here is Email Etiquette Rule #4: The “ask” goes first. After writing a smart subject line, start the body of […]

Email Etiquette Rule #3

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Email remains a vital business tool. And, for many reasons, it is one we love to hate. If we all follow a few etiquette rules, email can become much more useful and much less painful. Here is Email Etiquette Rule #3: Use one-word tags and short, meaningful summaries on subject lines. Our email inboxes are […]

Email Etiquette Rule #2

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Email remains a vital business tool. And, for many reasons, it is one we love to hate. If we all follow a few etiquette rules, email can become much more useful and much less painful. Here is Email Etiquette Rule #2: No “See below” When forwarding an email or email stream with perhaps a comment […]

Email Etiquette Rule #1

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Email remains a vital business tool. And, for many reasons, it is one we love to hate. If we all follow a few etiquette rules, email can become much more useful and much less painful. Here is Email Etiquette Rule #1: Use at most one emotional word per email. If what we have to communicate […]