I’m sure your inbox does not look like mine, at least I hope not! Last year, on my wife’s birthday, I started swimming [don’t worry, I’m getting to my point…]. It was the latter half of September and my doctor told me that I needed to lose a few pounds and that once I started, it would get tougher to remain consistent after the 3rd month.
Well, I’m on the 4th month now and I love it! So, I have decided to take on my next challenge: Email organization.
It’s so important; I find myself missing some important emails because they get cluttered in my inbox and then I find them weeks later while searching for something completely different.
So, this year, I have started with two main tasks: Perfecting my email signature and organizing my inbox.
Thanks to Neil Patel, I found WiseStamp.com and began working on my signature this week. It’s not perfect yet, but it’s coming along much better than it was. [Neil’s article is called “10 Gmail Plugins All Marketing Professionals Should Consider” and you can find it here: http://neilpatel.com/blog/10-gmail-plugins-all-marketing-professionals-should-consider/]
My second (seemingly Herculean) task is to organize my inbox. I came across an awesome article from Fast Company magazine, written 2 weeks ago (yes, it’s 2017 and email STILL MATTERS), which offers a unique perspective on dealing with inbox organization by treating all emails as deadlines instead of subject matter. It’s beginning to work for me and I encourage you to check it out as well. [https://www.fastcompany.com/3067012/work-smart/the-only-five-email-folders-your-inbox-will-ever-need]
Remember, the more time we can save with our own personal tasks, the more time we can spend working in our industry to make a difference in the lives of others’ precious pieces, all of which need to be picked, packed, stored, transported and / or shipped.
Remember to exude excellence my friends.
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