Five Follow-Up Emails for Work + Life

Quality follow-up is essential in work, and really helpful in life. However, quality doesn’t necessitate emails with multiple paragraphs. A quick check in, after a meaningful interaction, is always helpful. Are thank you notes preferred? Always. But the least you can do is an email. Tom Hanks style.

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  1. Hey ____, It was great meeting you the other day. Would love to stay in touch moving forward – let’s circle back in a few weeks for coffee/lunch and catch up. Talk with you soon.
  2. Hey ____, Thank you so much for your input a few days ago – I’ve been thinking about our conversation since then, and hope to get more of your thoughts in the near-future. Let’s reconnect in a few weeks for coffee/lunch and keep the conversation going. Until then, keep encouraging others like me in your day-to-day. Talk with you soon.
  3. ____, Just wanted to say thanks for your encouragement. I look forward to learning more about you and your journey moving forward. Let me know if there’s any way I can help you in the near-future. Thanks for your time and have a great day.
  4. Hi ____, Loved getting to connect yesterday. You are passionate about what you do, and that in itself is an encouragement to me. I look forward to future conversations, and would love to reconnect soon. Let me know a few dates that work for you in the next 2-3 weeks and we can get something on the calendar.
  5. Hi ____, Good catching up with you the other day. Please feel free to reach out at anytime – I’m a fan of yours and would love to help any way I can. In the meantime, keep pursuing good work. Let’s reconvene in a few weeks and keep the conversation going. Thanks!
  6. BONUS (The Reconnect): Hey ____, I know it’s been a few weeks/months, but I’ve been wondering about you lately – hope all is well. Would love to reconnect soon if you have time. Let me know and we can get something on the schedule in the next 2-3 weeks. Thanks!

Five Text Messages to Send Your Mom

Figuring out how to connect with Mom can be hard. But she birthed you, so you at least owe her a text now and then.

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  1. Hey Mom! Hope you are having a good day today. Just wanted to let you know I love you and am thinking of you. Grateful for our conversations and times together.
  2. Momma, thank you so much for loving me on a consistent basis. I know life gets hectic, but you have been a consistent source of encouragement over the last year. Thankful to call you mom.
  3. Hey Mom, life is pretty crazy right now so I’m sorry I haven’t reached out in a while. But know that I’m thinking of you and am grateful for your presence in my life. Excited to see you soon 🙂
  4. Hey Mom! Remember when we tag-teamed birth? We’ve always made a good team. Love you!
  5. Hey Momma – I’m at this amazing restaurant but compared to your cooking it’s a real dumpster fire. Love you!