A friend of mine had once been coached some time back about managing our own email inboxes. The question was posed that years ago before they had email, could you imagine a CEO in the mail room sorting and opening his own mail? Heavens no!

There were people that worked in the mail room that sorted it and then someone opened it and read it for him and then delivered the things that only he needed to act upon.

What is the difference between a CEO working in the mailroom to those of us that spend the majority of our day in our inbox? The answer just may be, ‘Not much!’

Maybe it’s time we rethink the role that we actually want to play within our individual businesses, evaluate where we are spending our time, and ask ourselves ‘Do I work in the mail room?’ And, ‘Can I achieve my biggest goals by working in the mail room?’ The answer is most definitely, ‘No!’