Weʼre adding efficient to our growing list of ideas for creating success in email marketing. This is a great addition to structure, usefulness, clarity, convenience and estimable.
The word efficient is an adjective, a description word. It can, and should be put in front of every word weʼve already discussed. It means to do everything the best way possible. When efficiency is a factor, waste of time and effort are minimized. And who doesnʼt want that?
While learning to be proficient is an individual process, there are a few basic steps that can really help you develop the skill.
- First, organize and review.
- Next, plan an organizational blueprint.
- Finally, stay focused.
This is the pattern to follow. You evaluate all your data and resources, organize it and create a framework, then work on filling it. One of the real tricks is realizing you have to take time to make time. That means, you have to take time to do the menial and organizational steps in order to speed your progress later. In short, you become more efficient. Most people try to cut corners to save time and wind up losing more than they gained, hence the saying “Haste makes waste.” So take time to lay out that puzzle youʼre working on. Keep your eye on the prize and your hands on task. Now, youʼre on the path to becoming efficient.
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