We have made a concerted effort in this Blog to keep on message for the Real Estate, Retail, Finance and Construction industries.  However, periodically we see the need to go off topic. Lately the flow of unwanted email has become so outrageous that I and several of my partners are actively UN SUBSCRIBING from these solicitations.  During the course of writing this post I have received 6 unwanted emails in my inbox from companies selling books, seminars, services, loans, property, you name it.  This unwanted constant distraction is an impediment to getting things done.  I view those who blast out these emails negatively.  Their products and services might be valuable, but the message and method of delivery gets in the way.  I now subscribe to the Seth Godin method of "permission marketing."  Take control of your inbox and take control of your day !