I’m going to be honest with you: Email is killing your productivity. I know it’s tempting to believe that you’re important because your inbox is overflowing, and even better you get to look busy as you run around the office frantically responding to other people’s requests. But there is a huge difference between being “busy” and being “productive,” and in this episode Asian Efficiency expert Zack Sexton and I walk you through many different options for escaping your inbox and taking back your life.
We talk about different strategies to get yourself to inbox zero, a bunch of cool apps, filters, and tricks to organize incoming email, and most importantly we break down the systems that Zack teaches over at Asian Efficiency to manage email for good. I can confidently say that learning how to tame my inbox is the the largest contributing factor determining how productive I have become. And I want to share all of my strategies with you.
If you want to learn more about managing your email, Zack and the Asian Efficiency team will be hosting a free webinar.
Topics of Conversation:
- How much time do you lose checking email?
- Addressing FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and other causes of losing your time to email
- Keeping your creative flow active and distraction-free
- Common bad email habits that you need to be aware of
- Declaring “email bankruptcy” to become more productive
- Using filters to clean up your inbox
- How to handle email on your mobile device
- Determining which messages are actionable as a first step towards time management
- Combating the cultural expectation for busyness with email organization
Zachary is the host of The Productivity Show podcast. When he’s not recording a podcast, he’s responsible for working with Asian Efficiency clients and helping them with their productivity and business challenges.
Zack is a teacher, meditator, skier and non-recovering business, caffeine and productivity junkie. With an appetite for new experiences and drive to broaden his understanding of the world, nothing gives him more pleasure than showing people the useful tools and techniques he has personally crash-tested.