30-50 emails per day may not seem like a lot to some people, but for me that is the point where it becomes unmanageable.
There are two things that are beautiful about reaching this point.
1. We–me and the company–are getting enough attention to cause an unmanageable amount of email
2. I’m forced to find a solution.
Growth occurs when there is more demand than supply.
Systems, processes, and new efficiencies are born out of unmanageable situations.
If you find yourself in a situation that seems unmanageable, just take a deep breath, step back, and start looking for the solution.
I haven’t found the solution to my email problem yet, but three cheers for being in this situation, and I’m sorry I haven’t returned your email yet.