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How to Go From Working 60 Hours a Week to 40 By Sending 2 Emails a Week

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i think is point is to put your work/efforts back on your boss in the communication process. I told you I was going to do this, you did not change my order, I did it. Have a good weekend.

That's mostly it, but it's also important to only schedule yourself for 40 hours of work:

Tips for email #1:

Limit yourself to schedule 40 hours of planned work.

“But Robbie, I have at least 60 hours of work to do. How in the world am I going to do it in 40 hours now? That’s impossible; you have no idea how busy our group is right now.”

Take a look at my sample email #1. Did you break down your tasks into Must be done vs. Nice to be done or did you put everything into the must be done category?

Did you schedule yourself for 60 hours a week or did your boss schedule you for 60 hours of week? I want you to think about this.

Your boss’s responsibility is to assign you work that you should complete. It is not your boss’s responsibility to also help you manage your workload. That’s YOUR job!

Think again. Where did this thought of you have 60 hours of work to do come from? Did it come from your boss, or did it come from you?

I didn’t believe you had 60 hours of work to do, and neither should you.

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