Why You Must Focus on Your Mindsets – Part 1

Mindsets define results. Ultimately, the results you get in life are a reflection of your mindsets. Don’t underestimate the impact your mindsets have on your life. Your mindsets influence all aspects of your life. Mindsets Influence How You Interpret What Happens to You In life, everyone has ups and downs: everyone encounters obstacles, experiences setbacks,…

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4 Simple Steps to Get Much More Done

To a great extent, getting more things done rests on following a systematic process. You waste precious time, when you’re all over the place and when you try to figure out what to do next. Turns out, you don’t have time to waste; you have great work to do, and you must do it effectively.…

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How to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control: Conclusion

Email management is a challenge for many. In fact, many people struggle to manage their email inbox effectively. Whatever they do, they don’t seem to be able to keep their email inbox under control. I wrote this series of posts, to help you become proficient at managing your email inbox. During the past week, we’ve been investigating…

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How to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control: Rules for Keeping Your Filing Cabinet Tidy

As stated in my previous post, the general “rules of engagement” for email management are: 1. keep your inbox clean (as in empty, or as close to empty as you can) 2. keep your filing cabinet(s) tidy (as in keep only emails that have real value) and purging it from time to time In my…

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How to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control: Rules for Keeping Your Inbox Clean

The goal of email management is twofold: 1. keep your inbox clean (as in empty, or as close to empty as you can) 2. keep your filing cabinet(s) tidy (i.e. keep emails that have real value only) and purging it from time to time These can be seen as rules: keep your inbox clean; keep…

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How to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control: Filing System

As a general rule, you want to delete emails when they’ve served their purpose. However, you may need to keep a few of them for future reference (e.g. emails where you agreed on an issue with a client). Filing your emails is a vital part of your email management system. The topic of “filing systems”…

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How to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control: Follow-Ups

Typically, two types of emails land in your email inbox: information emails and action emails. Information emails aim to provide you with information, whereas action emails aim to get you to perform an action. Each type was a topic of a previous post. In this post, I touch on follow-ups: when you need to follow…

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How to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control: Action Emails

Managing your email inbox is about making decisions. As stated in my previous post, you must make two key decisions: You must decide what to do with the email’s request (when there’s one). You must decide what to do with the actual email once it has served its purpose. When you open an email and…

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How to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control: Information Emails

In my previous post, I began a series on how to keep your email inbox under control. And I briefly introduced the concept of email management as a decision-making game. If you want to manage your email inbox effectively, you must make decisions—fast. Too many people have their email inbox cluttered because they fail to…

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How to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control: Introduction

Last Friday, before leaving work for a few weeks of vacation, a colleague was baffled to notice that my email inbox was empty, as in 0 emails. To her amazement, I was leaving work and my inbox was clean, a feat many people can only dream of achieving. Keeping my email inbox under control is…

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