Today I sent an email to a successful lawyer I know.
In response, I got not only the best auto-reply I’ve ever received, but also an email that could actually change your life if you used it.
Here’s what it said:
Let me apologize — if you don’t get an immediate response.
My phone may be turned off.
I may be walking, and looking up, instead of down.
If you are curious — and this is a workday — feel free to call my office.
I may be in a meeting, or my “device” is on a “time out.”
In any event, I am trying to be less distractible, more deliberative, and more mindful.
I am hoping this will make us all more productive.
If you need me — and this is urgent, or timely — please call my office or my cell.
If this is a weekend, or an evening, and this is NOT urgent, let’s talk during the week.
If this is personal, call me, find me, see me — let’s talk not text.
Let’s try this.
And a reminder we can choose to be as busy (or not busy) as we’d like to be.
Our inbox works for us — not the other way around.
One more thing…
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