Dianna is the founder of Booher Research Institute and award winning author of 48 books. Her latest book includes "Faster, Fewer, Better Emails."
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The problem is to constantly clear the inbox throughout the day.
Understand what’s clutter and what’s actually important email. Get strategic with how you’d go about checking your inbox throughout the day. If you’re constantly checking your email at random times, this habit alone will take your focus away important tasks.
Instead of using email to multi-task different tasks, use specialized apps.
For example, some applications I’d recommend include Slack and BaseCamp.
No working on improving their communication skills.
Most people assume that because they’ve been talking since they were young they’re skilled in this area. The truth is communication is a skill everyone has to learn. You need to plan the conversation, listen actively, and understand how to maneuver hostile conversations.
I would start by building an online business that sells intellectual property.
My business has always been about intellectual property.
I would say to never use credit on depreciating assets.
Also, understand that getting out of debt is a process.
Money allows me to do what I want when I want.
Chris writes personal finance and productivity articles for software companies. He gets fresh ideas through continuously investing in himself and interviewing successful entrepreneurs.