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This week’s reflection point: We just received an urgent call from one of our clients concerned that her email is having a meltdown and is reloading and resending her 65,000 emails from her own archives. Although our team was able to resolve the issue rather quickly, I couldn’t help but wonder why would anyone maintain an archive of such a huge amount of emails. As a matter of fact, why not reduce our inbox down to zero? Hence the term inbox zero.
So before you tell me why this is not possible, let me suggest that not only is this possible but I highly recommend you do this. Reducing your email to zero will:
I acknowledge that to do this successfully requires discipline, consistency and a system. So here are some quick tips:
I get over 125 emails each day. If I don’t stay on top of these emails and take action each day, they could easily accumulate quickly into the thousands, increasing my labor intensity and preventing me from taking care of business.
This week’s tip: Imagine your inbox containing just 1,000 emails. If you spent one minute to review each of these in your inbox, that would be equivalent to 16 hours of your time! Don’t let these emails take over your valuable time and your life.
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