Our Guide to Inbox Zero

Our Guide to Inbox Zero

The initial meaning behind “inbox zero” is because of the brainpower or mental capacity you use towards your e-mail is very minimal. It could mean you have zero e-mails in your inbox, but overall it means you spend less time in your inbox.

Inbox zero was first made popular by Merlin Mann in 2007 during a Google Tech Talk.

Quick Tips:

There is no exact science to this but these general rules should help you get well on your way to Inbox Zero.

  • Turn your e-mail notifications off
  • Create specific folders to quickly organize what is important, urgent or can be delegated
  • Set up time blocks every day for your focused e-mail time

Watch the Video

The video will cover:

  • Ending the “mass CC’ing” in your corporate e-mails.
  • Making sure your e-mail time is intentional.

How does an Executive Assistant (EA) help?

  • 2-3 15 minute checks per day
    • That can go up or down based on your volume
  • Calendar + e-mail management
    • Don’t let appointments and important messages fall through the cracks
  • All folders except urgent + regular
    • Helping you stay focused on the most important e-mails

Did the Webinar Help?

What are you looking to implement?
Do you have any further questions?

Comment below, we would love to hear from you.

Derek Burbidge
Manager of Sales & Marketing

Book Recommendations on Inbox Zero:
Inbox Zero: How to Stop Checking Email and Start Finishing It by Ian Charnas
21 Days to Inbox Zero: Control E-Mail by Marshall Hughes
Daily Inbox Zero: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload by S.J. Scott
The Email Warrior: How to Clear Your Inbox and Keep it That Way by Ann Gomez

VEA Testimonial: Flexibility

VEA Testimonial: Flexibility

Jeff Bradshaw, President & CEO of V Strategies, has been working with us for a couple of years.

(VEA) provides us with the flexibility of scaling up or scaling down as needed.

Jeff Bradshaw

As Jeff mentioned, our hours are flexible. We have some of the lowest minimums in our industry at 20 hours per month, If you need us for 50 hours one month, but 20 the next, we scale as needed.

Instead of hiring or delegating full-time staff to various functions, our clients hire us to manage these workloads, such as:

  • E-mail/calendar management
  • Bookkeeping
  • Travel planning
  • Social media management
  • Expense tracking
  • Client follow-ups
  • A/R Follow-up

As well as many more tasks that we do for our clients on a day-to-day basis. If you are looking at strategies to better manage your payroll, you may want to consider talking to us first.

Derek Burbidge
Manager of Sales & Marketing