The #1 Rule to Reach Inbox Zero: Embrace the Archive

If you use more than one folder to manually file away all your emails, not only will you never reach inbox zero, but email will always be a challenge and your mind will never be clear. If you’re interested in clearing your mind and your inbox, check out the video below, or simply continue reading. […]

How to Batch Process Email and Manage Co-Worker Expectations

Which do you think is more productive? This will be the simplest how to you’ll read today. I’m also not going to explain why you should be batch processing email (or batch-processing any other low-value, low-payoff tasks). If you need an explanation, see above. Or, check out either of these two articles (the second one also […]

Perhaps Email is Not The Best Medium?

Hi, And thank you for your email! Unfortunately, due to my current workload and the complex nature of your email content, I am afraid that I am unable to effectively engage with you in a one-on-one email conversation. I would submit that a face-to-face or phone conversation might be both more effective, and a more […]

Take Back One Third of Your Work Day with Canned Responses

Just because email helps us to accomplish work objectives does not mean that processing emails is actual, meaningful work (unless of course, you perform a customer service function). In fact, the average office worker spends almost one third of their day processing email.   If we dedicate one third of our time to something, shouldn’t […]

How to Use Google Keep to Eat Healthy

For those trying to change up their eating habits or for those simply trying to make easier the prospect of regularly eating healthy, there are certainly a few key challenges. Those challenges are: Figuring out what to eat Finding recipes Staying on budget (Myth: healthy food costs so much!) Remembering to take ingredient lists to […]