An Empty Inbox By Bedtime

I’ve written before about the glow I get from an empty inbox, but yesterday a couple of beloved colleagues asked me to re-visit my strategies for managing my email and avoiding inbox overwhelm. Here there are. Warning: They are draconian, enter at your own risk and be prepared for some characteristic plain talking, I take no prisoners. My Goal? An empty inbox by bedtime, every day, without fail, 7 days a week. Yup, told ya. No prisoners. My work IS my email, mainly. So I have to be very efficient with it.  I have it open all day and some of […]

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Email Overwhelm: The GLOW I Get From An Empty Inbox

I had this topic on my list of potential blog posts, then the Minimalists beat me to it, so I thought I’d better share my views on this today as my system is different from theirs. I share their goal, I just go about it another way. Are you in Inbox Overwhelm?   I think most small business people are.   This is how I cope with it. When I went to bed last night, I had one unanswered email remaining in my inbox. I use my inbox like we used to use an in-tray and everything which is in my inbox is all […]

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