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Unsubscribe ✤ Unsubscribe Download ➸ Author Jocelyn K. Glei – The average person checks email 77 times a day sends and receives than 122 email messages a day and spends 28 percent or of their workweek managing a constant influx of email Even when we’re away fr The average person checks email times a day sends and receives than email messages a day and spends percent or of their workweek managing a constant influx of email Even when we’re away from work checking email is the most popular activity we engage in on our mobile devices outranking even browsing the web or social networksEmail is an incredibly powerful and essential tool for doing our daily work but it has become a near constant source of frustration anxiety and distraction from our work We have reached a tipping point where “email overload” is no longer a uniue problem—it is everyone’s problem So how can we solve itWith Unsubscribe Jocelyn K Glei founding editor of Behance’s U and author of Manage Your Day to Day shows readers how to repair their relationship with email transforming it from a constant source of distraction into a productive tool again She explains how and why email is so overwhelming and addicting and lays out strategies for limiting the energy you spend on email by setting meaningful work goals clarifying which people and messages truly matter and creating a daily work routine that aligns with your natural creative rhythmsThrough her actionable thoughtful advice Glei will help you to• Stop letting email dictate your mood your focus and your to do list• Process your inbox efficiently based on what and who really matters to you• Dispatch excess email without guilt• Compose messages that get people to take action• Deliver criticism in an effective considerate way• Establish boundaries that allow you to engage in meaningful workWith illustrations activities and style checklists Unsubscribe makes the task of learning how to manage email easy approachable and fun What’s by completely transforming the way we relate to our inboxes it helps us make room in our lives for meaningful work and creativity.

10 thoughts on “Unsubscribe

  1. Strength of Story Strength of Story says:

    I tend to cringe when I open up my inbox Will I have 5 or 50 emails to scan through? Will they bring good news or crushing disappointment? Yet I continue to check my email 10 20 30 times a day despite the nausea it brings just hoping for a rewardMakes you feel like a lab rat when you think about it I honestly picked up Unsubscribe with lukewarm expectations Another self help book that I expected to give good tips but ones I would never actually follow through like New Years resolutions that fail by FebruaryBoy was I surprised Unsubscribe is easy to read with clearly labeled chapters and real steps for managing inbox anxiety It acknowledges that we can't get rid of email but we can manage it so it doesn't become the huge time suck that it isLater chapters give pointers on writing effective emails as well as reasons why exclamation points and emojis might not be the devilUnsubscribe is well worth the read Heck I plan on buying a copy for myself to keep by my desk Until they whoever they is come up with the next email I'm hoping for telepathic communication

  2. Nick Armstrong Nick Armstrong says:

    Have heard many of these tips before but good as a reminder

  3. Lenny Husen Lenny Husen says:

    This was SO good that as soon as I finished each of the first two discs I started it over again The third disc is resources and templates which didn't make for as much interesting listeningI used to think I was good at email at least I once LOVED the medium knew how to use it and responded to EVERY ONE of my emails sent to me by an actual person I tried so hard to be kind enthusiastic grateful or at the very least fair However I have had some of the worst experiences in my life involving emailwhether someone sending me a poorly written email and my being upset or someone erupting in vitriolic rage threatening to burn down my house over an email I sent when I was tired or frustrated in response to their idiotic email or people just not fucking ever ever answering multiple emails and acting like that is acceptable in ANY universe It got to the point where I don't want to write emails longer than one word to anyone because someone might be upset and send me a Nastygram I ended relationships and have PTSD over abuse hateful people have showered on me via email or in person regarding email My brother and husband are not speaking currently solely because of email So I saw this audio book in Kinko's and it was an impulse buy based on the title I thought Gee for 20 bucks I'll bite What a good decision that was The first disc is outstanding tons of excellent tips The second disc is good tooI am deducting one star because as good as the book is it leaves out some scenarios I would really have liked covered However I strongly recommend this to ANYONE who uses email as part of hisher work or who sends a lot of emails for any other reason Or to anyone who has had the awful experiences I have had regarding email Guaranteed you will feel better learning that you are not alone and there are reasons why Email is BOTH a curse and an extremely useful tool

  4. Alex Linschoten Alex Linschoten says:

    Eminently practical If you're looking for some solutions to the problem of email and it is a problem then this book delivers a good deal of value If you've been following others' writings on the email problem there might not be so much for you in this book since a lot of it is unoriginal but as a one stop shop this is an excellent place to start for most

  5. skullface skullface says:

    Practical advice on managing expectations and finding clarity in how you spend your time Roughly eual mention of academic studies productivity gurus and general creatives alike which set a welcome tone for me as a business minded designer Like most self help books it tells you what you want to know when you need to hear it

  6. Nathanael Nathanael says:

    UnsubscribeI had two reflexive reactions to this book one on its ideas but first if you'll permit me a brief reflection on its formThis book is written like Jason Fried's book an internet book by an internet person for the internet age What do I mean? Aside from a few preparatory and connective passages its sections chapters and checklists could be a Medium series or some blog posts The shareable images and font stylings are already thereI read a book but it felt like surfing a web site In this vein the author has written a book but in reality compiled some blog posts The experience feels like one of those slide cum documents posted to SlidesharenetWhat happened to our attention?Does it matter? On the one hand no Books are hard enough so let's not add a barrier between internet esue books and real books But on the other hand we won't think deeply enough or reason well enough if we cannot countenance than a few hundred words between each subheading pull uote or illustrationI guess I'm looking for prose and less design And for that feel like I must apologize because the ideas in this book are worth engagingThe philosophy driving this book and for that matter most common critiues of email is simply that email correspondence is distinct from and likely distracting from actual work The critiue of email is the same as meetings middle management and most of the touchy feely HR stuff people used to mock in the '90s This view of email is rooted not surprisingly in the experience of creatives like authors And it's tempting to make it universalI don't think that it is For any sales or service or lower level professional the email inbox is actual work It's the primary way we deliver value As an example in my role as a software consultant my clients email me their uestions and about half the time it's most appropriate to reply directly the other half of the time a call may be apropos In such cases a negative attitude towards email isn't the right approach Rather we should approach email wisely and attempt to deliver maximum value through the mediumHelpfully the second two thirds of the book are perfectly aligned with that goal The tips resulting from the author's philosophy of email are both practical and wiseUnderstanding an email's audience remembering their emotions and experiences and seeking to build empathy are exactly what we ought to do and mostly do not We can rely too much on uick email replies and thus send emails rotely and wrongly Asking oneself if the message's tone is right or if instead should pick up the phone are rare wise choices These are the tools that will stay in my toolbox

  7. Melissa Hartfiel Melissa Hartfiel says:

    It took me a while to get through this book but not because it wasn't good Exactly the opposite I kept stopping to implement some of the strategies most of the strategies actually and it has had a profound effect on my productivity That has made me happy There are multiple strategies and loads of examples for handling the influx of email we all receive on a daily basis for work and many can be ported over to social media and instant messaging as well The book itself is very useful and even so are the many email scripts included at the end What I loved about these wasn't just that there was a template for almost every situation you can imagine but that the author broke down each one and explained WHY it worked so well especially great for the feemoney negotiation templates There was also an appendix of tools to help you manage your inbox All in all a very helpful book and for the first time in over 5 years I finally feel like I have some semblance of control over my inbox I'll be hanging on to this book and referring to it over and over again especially when I feel like inbox overload is starting to spiral againOn another note the author's cute little illustrations also made this a very fun read too

  8. Terri Terri says:

    While I appreciated a few tips from the book I felt that the format was unnecessary The entirety of this book would have sufficed as a blog post or series without losing anything I found myself skimming 80% of this mainly because the book seems to have been written for an audience with a certain lack of familiarity with the internet and email in general Two valuable things I took away from this• Emoticons not emojis and exclamation marks are valuable and often necessary elements in email as tone is often lost on the reader• Be mindful of setting false expectations for your contacts If you have a habit of responding to every email as soon as its received that will become what is expected of you Email can be treated as digital snail mail in the sense that it doesn't often reuire an immediate responseThe rest of the book focused on unsubscribing and prioritizing The final section was filled with cheat sheets for different types of emails a person might need to send This can all be found online with a uick Google search

  9. Julianna Welker Julianna Welker says:

    Unsubscribe appears to be useful but as you begin reading it seems to be written by an old woman who is upset with the existence of technology Most of her tips for managing clutter seem to be to move the discussion offline which doesn't work for a vast number of people suffering from inbox clutter such as the small business owners taking orders in large numbers The opening of the book only furthers the notion of anger with technology making the claim that utility is the last thing one thinks of when they think of email For me and many of my peers utility is the primary thought of email It provides a faster system than the post service to get the same information across Overall this book feels stuck in the past and in my opinion should be left there as well

  10. Amy Amy says:

    While this book is framed around email the lessons here apply to all asynchronous communication I was already clued into the concept of “deep work” by the time I found this book but I found this book very practical there’s an appendix with a large selection of scripts for email replies and dare I say relaxing I found this book by Googling “email anxiety” and from that perspective it didn’t disappoint The first part of the book explains the psychology of email addiction and gave me language for understanding why emailSlack messageswork in general made me feel and behave they way they did and still do to an extent which in turn helped me find language to get myself out of traps

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