So Much Time, So Little to Read

Strike that. Reverse it… as Willy Wonka said. Seriously though, how often do you find yourself up to your neck in piles of self-improvement, tech, excel shortcuts, Google Drive tips, food, health or myriad other to-get-to-later articles and listicles… that you’ll actually never get to. Me too. Let’s resolve this, shall we? OK, so I […]

Efficiency 101: A Micropost on Opening Files

I never post much and I know it’s primarily because I end up fussing too much over the spelling, grammar, and content (i.e. making sure I included *everything*). So instead, I’ve promised myself that I will allow myself to publish shorter microposts that address one or two simple topics. Ironically, this was the initial purpose […]

Money 101: Budgeting Made Simple

If you’ve been putting off getting your finances under control, or organized, or just pointed in the right direction, simply because you’ve been waiting for someone to do it for you, you’re in luck! OK, I’m not going to do all of it for you, but I am offering you the chance to start right […]

Money 101: Personal Investing Made Simple

Included below are the few simple investing concepts that are not my own, but that I wish someone had taught or shown me 20 years ago. In case you don’t have time to read any of this, get out of credit card debt and then invest all your money in VTSAX (it’s one of those low cost index funds they […]

Getting Inbox Zero’d: How and Why to Archive in Gmail

This post is part of my Getting Inbox Zero’d series that will provide all the tools and nitty gritty details necessary to get right if you truly want to hit inbox zero. Since showing is ten times better than explaining, this series will be captured on YouTube with the most important points from the transcript included […]

7 Reasons Why Your Inbox is a Terrible To-Do List

Many people — my past self included — operate from their inbox, using it as a to-do list.  I mean, it makes sense; email is generally how most offices communicate and direct work — so why not, right? Here’s why not. 1. You can’t prioritize an inbox (even with Gmail priority inbox) If your inbox […]

Inbox Zero: You are Doing Email Wrong (Step 1)

Ever leave the office and realize that the only “work” you actually accomplished was answering or sending emails? If this has ever happened to you, or happens to you often — and you want to actually get real work done — please keep reading. I should also state up front that I don’t consider processing […]

Inbox Zero: The Key to Less Email is No Email (Step 3)

If you’re interested in reaching inbox zero using simple, sustainable processes, and you want to learn the most successful strategy from the very beginning, this is where you start. Whether your inbox currently has 50, 100, or 1,000 emails, functionally it works the same as everyone else’s. Every email inbox is the same in that […]

Optimize your Gmail for Inbox Zero

I’m certain there are one million articles dedicated to teaching others how to set up a Gmail account. This is not one of them. This article describes how to set up a Gmail account correctly. By correctly, I mean a Gmail account tailored to fully capitalize on the Evilsizor productivity method for easily achieving and […]