We often think of the 'calm before the storm', but rarely do we recognize or even witness the 'calm after the storm'. This sunset occurred less than an hour after a severe storm, near Otter Falls, MB, that brought down a hundred trees near a cabin we had rented. The clouds became soft like cotton balls (mammatus clouds) and the sky was at peace.
With the sand sliding between our toes, and walking hand in hand, there was no thoughts of #tweets, #likes or #snapchats.
Email Inbox Utopia
I have achieved the ultimate email nirvana of ZERO EMAILS in my inbox and know that you can as well. This has been extremely easy, true, and was accomplished managing both my personal & business email (200+ combined emails per day). In addition to seeing my In Boxes empty at the end of every day, I now only have to manage three folders! This is a far cry from the 50+ folders I managed before.
I’ll say that again, “Only three folders too manage all my email!” Life is simple again.
First off, I can’t take any credit for creating an uber email system or process. The awesome blogger/author(s) over at LifeHacker, Gina Trapani (blog post) & co-author of the LifeHacker book Adam Pash, did all the heavy lifting and included an expanded version of this blog post called “Empty Your InBox With The Trusted Trio” in their book! For more detail definitely check out their book entlitled, “Lifehacker: The Guide To WOrking Smarter, Faster, and Better”. It contains an insane amount of valuable time saving tech techniques outside of your email inbox just waiting to be discovered. They should be teaching this stuff to kids in school as far as I am concerned.
Here is the premise of achieving email inbox utopia and then I highly suggest you head over to LifeHacker to read their blog post then buy the digital version on Kindle or hard copy of the book. It will be the best 10$ or $20, respectively, you have ever invested:
Every email you receive can be either dealt with immediately or assigned to a folder in less than a minute.
You only need three email folders from this day forward; follow up, on hold & archive. (See the LifeHacker blog post and or book for more details)
You need not be a slave to your email ever again. (As the screenshots of my two email in boxes below prove email utopia or nirvana is indeed achievable!)
Here are the screenshots of my gMail and Outlook email clients:
Lastly, here is my affiliate link to the book I highly recommend you read to achieve email inbox utopia and many more digital enlightenment techniques.