I don’t recall when I sent my first email. It wasn’t earth shattering or life changing. If anything it probably felt like a gimmick, like CB radios from the seventies. They were great for truckies and tradies but didn’t make for great business tools.
But if that’s what I thought about email, I was wrong. Since then I’ve sent thousands of emails and it’s become an essential business tool. I use it to communicate with colleagues and competitors, prospects and past clients. If ever business had a Swiss Army knife, email is it. Quite literally, if my email stopped working I would struggle to get anything done.
So I’m grateful to the people who had a hand in inventing email. I’m grateful that provides me with such a powerful communication tool. And I’m grateful that it allows me to leverage my time.