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

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

Remote Work Downsides: A Response

Remote Work Downsides: A Response

Your previous routines may not work, you may not have a home office or your kids are too young to understand that you being at home doesn’t mean it is time to play, you still have to work. Find a secluded place in your home, set up a desk and make it as comfortable as possible.

Like your routines, your office does not have to be perfect. If it isn’t the most comfortable, schedule in more stretch breaks. If you were never happy with your previous routine, it is a chance to start a new one. You could wake up earlier to have some focused time to your self to read, meditate or exercise. Look for the silver linings, there are plenty there.