Let me preface by saying this post is partly inspired by the Warrior Event in Raleigh this past weekend. What a great event and for those who missed out, ya missed out. And to those who were there (and still are), it was a pleasure meeting you and having a bit too much fun.
Now onto my point: I'm on too many lists. The negative impact this has on me as a productive marketer isn't that I spend too much time reading e-mails, it's that I nearly never open any of 'em.
That means that sometimes, I miss out on really great information and opportunities. Because of the fact that I get way too many e-mails, I scroll past quality stuff from good marketers just as quickly as I do the kids who send affiliate link after affiliate link.
So I'm slimming down my inbox dramatically by quickly taking the second to unsubscribe from lists that aren't related to my interests or that don't deliver me any value -- so I can focus, learn and grow from those that have the juice.
Love, peace, chicken grease.