My friend Niall regularly writes about business tips and he wrote about the “Magic Email” he had come across (1). It caught my attention because we are all run by our priorities. Something is more pressing than something else therefore it gets your attention now.
Kai Davis, the person who wrote this email, says that the good thing is, you either get a response or closure.
Some people have said it can be seen as rude and I get that, you’re challenging the radio silence that you have been getting. On the other hand, it can be seen as being direct instead. It gets the person to see if the service you are offering is really something for them now or not.
I was thinking about how this could look in other forms. I’m guilty of buying books or courses and then not prioritizing the time to read or participate properly. That means that since the time of purchasing, my priorities have changed whether I accept that or not. It doesn’t have to be that the priority has gone forever, but becoming aware of this is already a good sign. If it is important enough, then time will be allocated towards it.
I would be interested to hear what you think about this email and would you use it if you hadn’t heard from someone you had been trying to get hold of?