Inbox clutter isn’t restricted to your living space or place of work — it’s present in the digital world, too.
Here are several email organization tips you can use to keep email clutter from biting into your daily productivity:
Create a Virtual File Cabinet: Within your inbox, create and use folders and functions such as color-coding and flags to divide, sort and conquer your email.
Can Your Spam: Spam is an inbox killer that can eventually create an overwhelming maze of messages you have to sort your way through. Make sure to unsubscribe to any newsletters, and flag emails that sneak through the spam filter so that they will be properly dealt with in the future.
Group Your Buddies: Create folders for each of the people you converse with on a daily or frequent fashion. After you read each email, drag the message into the folder for storage. This provides a chronological overview of all communications and issues discussed with those contacts.
This time of year, you hear a lot about holiday travel along with tips and tricks for making these trips smooth and efficient. However, more often than not, business travel tips are neglected from mention. We’re here to remedy that.
Make your next business trip more productive and avoid wasting time with these five tips for becoming a productive frequent flier.
Have Impeccable Timing The first and best piece of advice is to time your arrival so you can minimize the amount of time spent standing around waiting in the terminal. If you want to schedule a meal or a work call, block out the specific time you’ll need. Continue reading →
Still working on pulling your holiday gift list together? You can stall all you want—you still have to do it. And the earlier you get it done, the more time you’ll have to enjoy the holidays with your family and friends.
So, what can you buy the people on your gift list this year? We suggest the gift of organization.
We know what you’re thinking: “Who needs that?” The answer, quite honestly, is everyone! A strong organization solution makes the perfect stocking stuffer for almost anyone on your list. Continue reading →
It’s been an enjoyable and educational journey over the last three weeks as we’ve broken down a simple goal-setting method that will carry you from your goals to tasks in a few easy steps. We call it “Building the Bridge”—and today, we’re providing the final installment of this four-part series.
In Part 4, we help you make goal-related tasks a meaningful part of your everyday life. We call this important step, “Getting on Schedule.”
Last week, we introduced you to a simple goal-setting method that will carry you from your goals to tasks in a few easy steps. It’s called “Building the Bridge.” Following is Part 2 of the four-part series.
In this section, we’ll discuss the step of actually building the bridge, the activity from where the name of this whole plan comes.
Once your goals are set as we did in Step One—Start Your Goal Smart—the next step is to find your way to the actual daily activities you’ll use to achieve your goal.
That brings us to Step Two: Building the bridge.
Between your goals and tasks are the intermediate steps, the building blocks that make up the various ways you’re going to get your goal done. So, for example, if your goal involves saving money, you need to discuss the ways you’re going to do it.
Ask yourself, “How can I achieve this goal?” and then write down all the answers that come to mind. Use a fresh page in your notebookor plannerfor each goal. Continue reading →