How to Uncover an Extra “FREE” Hour Each Day To Grow Your Business Profits…

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As a business owner like you, I’m constantly on the lookout for ideas that can help me and my team be more productive, and I’ve got a great one to share with you today!

Recently I was reading a book named ‘The Lean Product Development Guidebook’ by Ronald Mascitelli.

I’ll spare you the technical details, but there was one section in the book that made me instantly reach for my highlighter…

It was a list of the Most Common Sources of Business “Waste”

Here are the Top 3…

  1. E-mail overload – the “e-mail avalanche”
  2. Too many @!%8&* meetings
  3. Overdesigning, analysis paralysis

The Number One Source of Business Waste…

Having worked in the corporate world, I expected the number one ‘waste’ of productive time to be meetings, so I was SHOCKED to see that meetings had been trumped – by Email overload.

This led me to do a bit of Google sleuthing, and I quickly discovered that ‘email overload’ is one of the biggest problems facing business owners today.

The Stats Are INSANE!

A report by McKinsey & Company in July 2012 found that the average worker spends 28 percent of their week managing email – That means out of a five day week, you spend about a day and a half answering email!

To put this in perspective, collectively U.S. citizens spend 329 million hours online checking and writing e-mail EVERY MONTH! [source: Nielsen Online]

That is a LOT of time being sunk into a task that rarely moves your business forward.

And the Worst Thing Is…

While you’re buried under your daily email avalanche – you still have to try and get your ‘important’ work done.

All too often this means working late into the night, and losing more and more of your personal time – the time you SHOULD be enjoying with your family and friends.

But What Can I Do About It?

Now you might be thinking, “But Eugene, I have to answer my emails!”

And that’s true – but HOW you answer your emails is another thing entirely…

In the following video, my good friend Pete Williams reveals a simple ‘Email Hack’ that can slash the time you spend replying to your emails.

This hack is quick and easy to implement, and will give you an extra ‘FREE’ hour each day to grow your Business Profits!

Watch the video, give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below.

And by the way – if you’re enjoying these ‘business hacks’ – make sure to sign up for our FREE upcoming webinar with Pete. But you better be quick – It’s filling up FAST!

Warm Regards,

Eugene Ware
CEO
Noble Samurai

Eugene has written 18 post(s) for Noble Samurai

22 Responses to “How to Uncover an Extra “FREE” Hour Each Day To Grow Your Business Profits…”

  1. Very nice blog (design) and a killer blog post – again! Just started with you guys over the last six months or so and the information is incredibly useful. Wish we had more time to implement everything in between blog posts – you pump out the information so fast. Thanks! – Spy-Tronix.com

  2. YOU are so “damn” right…. I try hard to cut it down …

    and sign out of lots stuff.. BUT it seems to come back always again and again…. and overload my email accounts ..

    is like a “KILLING PARADOX”

    .. than I am in a hurry to do the work I really was to do …

    AM I the only one happen this to..?

    HOPE NOT ….. !

    Wish everyone a nice day and real success !

    Sylvia

  3. Awesome once again and I look forward to the next lesson!

  4. I like the idea of saving all that time spent on emails as demonstrated by Pete, thanks Eugene, but I am not that technologically savvy to take advantage of it.
    Thanks for sharing though.

  5. Hmmm, watched 6 minutes of this video that will save me an hour per day… only to learn that all this stuff is for the iphone.

    Oh, the irony.

    On
    Andrew replied:

    He actually also uses the mac and mentions the pc equivalent software as well in the video (texter)… so, no irony..

    On
    Lesley A Knowles replied:

    @ mike – if you look there are actually solutions for android/pc.

    I use Audacity – which was free when I downloaded it, or you can use the windows ‘sound recorder’. I prefer audacity though.

    I’ve not looked at apps for the android yet – but I bet there is something there.

    If not it’s an opportunity to create something for that market.

  6. hi
    this is the only way to outsource your own content without sacrificing your own content

  7. What is missing is the url he mentions people will get at the end… which kind of neuters the process somewhat.

  8. Pete’s url shown in the video is http://www.petewilliams.com.au/why-audio-email/ in case anyone wanted it… (thank you google)

  9. Pete seems to mention his virtual assistant a lot. Any resources you can suggest on where to get someone equivalently competent?

  10. I want to learn how to monetize my sites more effectively.

  11. 11
    On November 6th, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    mark bennett said:

    Eugene is a very clear and concise speaker. Without doubt in my mind petes information and guidance is first class (im probably getting old) but i don’t hear him clearly at times and being newish to IM its frustrating but i am learning as well.
    Big respect markb

  12. Eugene, how is it going with Rich Schefren’s Profit Hacks Launch? Looks like you’re preselling us with some cool videos here! That $1497 course should go live soon, right?

  13. 13

    Nice presentation, But it does not work as we do not use a Mac.and I have no interest to do so as I can not even get my own Contacts out from Iphone. I think their system is a floor system that can not even do the basis things.

  14. Pete is indeed hard to hear clearly, he speaks too fast, and for those of us in the U.S. his heavy accent makes it worse.

  15. I would like to thank you guys again for sharing these great advises. Now with Mountain Lion the Mac also has a built in dictating feature, though I’ll admit it does not work that well, so emailing audio files should work great.

    Thanks again and cheers.

  16. I didn’t understand the name of the first app. For me His accent is difficult to understand.
    I would appreciate if you post the name of the apps he showed in the presentation

  17. Four hour work week tackles this, but when email was more old fashioned, it suggests to answer your email only twice a day. Noon and 4pm seem to work well, so you save time ‘changing gears’ between different tasks. It actually suggests to push all other communication (phone, meetings) to use email instead, because WE choose when to reply to them. The contradictory suggestion, which I used to work with, is to always handle any email tasks that take at most 5 minutes immediately upon receipt of the email, and while this makes the people sending the email happy, it reduces overall efficiency.

  18. Thanks for the video. I am interested to hear more on the webinar next week.

  19. In the short-run, yes, dictation will save you time. But as you start receiving more and more recorded messages, things will get worse, because:
    1. You can’t skim a voice message
    2. You can’t copy and paste info (for example, I often cut and paste the address of a meeting I’ll need to go to)
    3. You won’t be able to quietly sneak a peek and respond to email during the few minutes you are waiting for others to show up for a meeting, you are in the doctor’s waiting room, on a bus, etc.

  20. We’ve actually received email audios before and I can’t stand them. You don’t have a paper trail of correspondence; just lots of audios you have to sift through. It was a nightmare. We asked them to instead provide us with text based emails.

    I totally agree it’s great in theory for the sender but not so practical for the receiver and project history.