How to Undo an Email Message in Gmail

Have you ever sent an email message you immediately regretted?

Bridgestone’s “Reply All” commercial that aired during the 2011 Super Bowl gave us a hilarious look at something that can be a very serious situation.

Reply All Bridgestone Super Bowl Ad
If you use Gmail like I do, I have good news!  You can now “undo” an email message you wish you hadn’t sent, or stop a message so you can double-check the recipients list.

How to Undo an Email Message in Gmail

  1. Click the word “Settings” in the upper right-hand corner of your Gmail account.
  2. Click the “Labs” tab in the “Settings” menu.
  3. Scroll down until you find the “Undo Send” lab, or type the words “Undo Send” in the search box.
  4. When you find the “Undo Send” lab, click “enable” to activate it. [Read more…]

Holiday Survival Guide

Thanks for reading Life Compass Blog!  I’m taking a writing break to enjoy a Carribbean holiday with my family, and will be back after Christmas.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for tips on how to maintain balance (and sanity) during the holidays, check out all my posts on “How to Beat Holiday Stress and Busyness.”

I hope you have a blessed Christmas!

Do You Have the 5 Key Traits of Successful Entrepeneurs?

Martin Zwilling, CEO and Founder of Startup Professionals, Inc., has coached entrepreneurs toward business success for more than 10 years.

Recently, a start-up founder told him that he didn’t think he had the personality to be an entrepreneur.  This person’s comment inspired Martin to put together a list of 5 key personality traits he’s observed in successful entrepreneurs:

  1. You enjoy being the visionary leader.
  2. Risk energizes you.
  3. Actively seek others input.
  4. Motivated yet patient.
  5. Jack of all trades.

Warning:  If you do have all these traits, it doesn’t mean you’ll automatically be successful.  If you don’t, it doesn’t mean you’ll be a failure.  That’s because some business models fit certain personalities better than others.

Martin suggests that if you’re a would-be entrepeneur, you should spend half as much time evaluating yourself (your personality and what makes you happy) as you do writing your business plans.  That way, you’ll be sure to create a winning business that is both fun and fulfilling.