Voice Mail Etiquette

Written by Richard Lowe

I am a busy executive of a multi-billion dollar company. As such I am incredibly busy and must choose where focus my energy and efforts with great care. Thus, I am always looking for those things that steal time.

One of those time stealers isrepparttar phone. In fact, next to meetings and email, it is probablyrepparttar 102065 worst time stealer of all. Phone tag is a complete waste of time, and I generally simply refuse to playrepparttar 102066 game at all.

Voice mails, like email messages, can be major time wasters. I know you've gotten at least once voice mail in your life that goes on and on, withrepparttar 102067 callers phone number mumbled atrepparttar 102068 end. You just wasted five or ten minutes!

So what I do is simple. Unlessrepparttar 102069 voice mail message is from my boss or someone very important (like my wife), I will ignore it unless it follows most ofrepparttar 102070 voice mail etiquette rules listed below.

Tell me who you are - I hate playingrepparttar 102071 guessing game. If you leave a message without leaving your name (first and last is best), then I'm not going to spend a lot of time trying to figure out who you are.

Leave contact information - Look, I'm pretty good at what I do but I don't have every phone number inrepparttar 102072 world memorized. In fact, believe it or not, I may not have your phone number even listed in my address book. Even if I do, you've given me another reason not to call you back - you've annoyed me by forcing me to have to search around for your number. This wastes time, and unless your call is important to me you are probably not going to get a return call.

Be polite - Believe me, my day is hard enough without listening to a hostile voice message. You want to make I don't call you back (unless you arerepparttar 102073 boss orrepparttar 102074 boss's boss), then leave a very emotional message. You'd be amazed at how quickly I'll delete those that are hostile or somehow upsetting.

Top Ten Reasons To Let Go

Written by Monique Rider

The Top 10 Reasons To Let Go

We tend to control or try to hold on to so many issues, people, and situations in our life. Many times we have absolutely no true control over these things orrepparttar outcome of situations. Below are ten reasons why we should let go.

1. You will be much lighter A tremendous weight will be lifted when you stop controlling.

2. You will be able to admit your flaws By letting go, you will learn that you cannot do, and be responsible for, everything. You aren't perfect - surprise!!

3. There may be someone else who can handle it better By giving up your responsibility forrepparttar 102064 person, feeling, issue, etc. - you are encouragingrepparttar 102065 universe to search forrepparttar 102066 right person forrepparttar 102067 job. There may be someone who is much better equipped to deal with it!!

4. Lower your stress level Control takes so much effort. Why put yourself throughrepparttar 102068 stress?

5. Release negative emotions When you let go of an issue, a lot of negative emotions go with it: anger, resentment, fear......

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