Think of your email account with its inbox, folders, contacts and the such in the same way as you would your filing cabinet. You wouldn't leave all your paperwork sitting on your desk in no order whatsoever, the same approach should be taken with regards to your inbox. Each persons' filing system will be different as each of our jobs, needs and goals are different. Some people do better filing all their documents by date, others by the name of the people who sent the emails,
Nike built a whole marketing campaign around this. Remember 'Just Do It'? I can't stress enough how getting the small things done immediately benefits you and your system. Start small with this easy approach to incoming mail. Managing our email from multiple devices, usually on-the-go, leaves us with an inbox filled with read messages; some answered, some not, some garbage and some important. Reading the same messages over and over again doesn't do anyone any good and is a
The only right answer to this question is to use what works best for you. It's as simple as that. I met with an old friend this past weekend who had lost control of his work. He was reticent to talk about it but once he started unloading his frustrations I realized that he his biggest challenge was that he felt the pressured to use technology to keep himself organized. He really just wanted to work with his old Filofax again but he was a bit embarrassed. He remembered how o
To my friends, colleagues, peers, mentors and family (two and four-legged) for your incredible support, inspiration and encouragement this year. Starting my own business was only a dream last year and now it's a reality; thanks to you all. I couldn't have done it without you and I wouldn't have wanted to. Thank you to everyone who has crossed my path over the years and to those whose paths I hope to cross soon.
Four weeks ago we started a 15 minute weekly review and two weeks ago we added an in-basket to our office. As I mentioned in the in-basket post, it is best to process your in-basket regularly, I have found that the best way to do this is to work this into my weekly review. By doing this, your in-basket stays manageable and does not become that behemoth task that you avoid at all costs. Let's take a quick overview of what our weekly review looks like now: Calendar review, and