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How to empty your inbox in three easy steps

So many people struggle in the 21st Century with managing their emails. I often come across people with 5,000 or more emails in their inbox! Seriously. Maybe you can relate to that?

They go home at the end of each day knowing that there is stuff they should have done, but don’t really know what it all is or how to get it back in control. They dread looking at the huge mountain of emails that awaits them. Their days often feel like a stream of email distractions (and maybe phone calls from the people that were expecting a response to an email), with barely any time left to do stuff on their list. Something has got to give, but what?

Three Simple Steps
If you can relate to any of these challenges, here are three simple steps that can help you to get back control of your inbox.

1.   Create folders for emails requiring Action and for emails received that relate to the various aspects of your business (eg. clients, projects, products, etc).
2.   Set up rules to automatically move particular types of emails that you want to keep, but don’t need to read right now (eg. like the one I received today from that real estate list I signed up to, about the latest interest rate announcement)
3.   Move all of the emails in your inbox to either the Action folder or one of the other received item folders. And you do this at designated times each day; just 15 minutes or less each time.

It is so important to realise that when YOU choose where you invest your time, instead of letting the email senders choose what you are going to work on today, then you have taken back control and can start to make better progress.

If you do that, it sets you up so much better to stay on top of your emails, regardless of how many you receive in a day. And every day when you finish work you know that you are on top of your emails. And that’s what we all want.

Often people say that it can’t be that simple, can it? Well, these are the fundamentals, and of course you would need to set up the folders and rules to suit your way of working. And you may have a range of questions, depending on your email program, etc. So if you have had enough of email overwhelm and want a little help to get it all sorted out, then you might be interested in out upcoming event How to empty your inbox in three easy steps.

Now we all know that managing emails is not sexy, but boy it is great to end the day on a high.
Whether you:

  • have more than 1,000 emails in your inbox (or you wish it was so few!),
  • are continuously distracted by emails you receive, or
  • are worried about the things in those emails that you should have done already (and which customers you have let down).

Either way, you’ve got better things to do with your time, which is why we put together this short 30 minute training that:
– gives you the tools to empty your inbox in less than 15 minutes twice per day,
avoids the distractions emails so often bring,
– enables you to get more done each day, and
– you can finish work know that you are on top of things

This ‘How to empty your inbox in three easy steps’ event is COMPLETELY FREE and can be accessed from the comfort of your own computer. It is at 10am on Friday 17 Jul 15

And if you are too busy at that time, you can get a copy of the recording, just by registering. We’ve allowed 30 minutes, but the education will be quicker than that, and there will be time for you to ask your questions.

By the end of the webinar, you will know exactly what you should do to empty your inbox and finish work on Friday knowing that you are on top of things. And we will also be sharing some great bonuses for those on the call.

Here’s to the time of your life,

Business Time Lord

P.S.  Here is the LINK TO REGISTER once again…