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…

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 Two Most Important Steps to Email Freedom (Step 2)

Do you need a simple process to keep your inbox empty? Need a process that you can remember? Need a process with just one decision to make, every time? If so, take a second to see if this straightforward approach to inbox zero is for you. The simple truth is, I’ve never read Getting Things…

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…

How to Actually Relax on Your Next Vacation (and Return to an Empty Inbox)

If you’re interested four incredibly simple actions that can exponentially increase the quality of all your future vacations, read on. Before we start however, a quick acknowledgement for those not yet aware of the importance of a relaxing and restful time away from work. Bottom line: If you don’t disengage from work while you’re on…

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

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…