Does your inbox look like a spreadsheet because there's so many messages sitting in your inbox? Are you ready to tackle the mess of your inbox once and for all? Join my 3 day "detox your inbox" challenge and let me help you reach inbox zero every single day!
Back at the end of October, I was working with my boyfriend; Steven, on a project for his design company when I caught a glimpse of his Gmail inbox. Oh man, let me tell you that I wish I hadn't seen it. Inbox anxiety seeped into my brain and I not so silently wondered exactly how on earth he was able to function with over 10,000 (I'm not even kidding) emails sitting there in his inbox. I think I may have actually groaned a little and cringed when I saw it.
You see, my inbox is immaculate. I developeda system a few years back that allows me to maintain inbox zero every single day. No joke. So upon seeing Steven's overflowing inbox, one thought came to mind:
Other people suffer from email mismanagement!
Boom! The entire concept for this email challenge was born.
But I also knew that an idea was only going to take me so far. I had to have a plan on exactly how to help others gain more control over their email. And so, with a little careful planning, hints of design and a whole lot of research, I am able to bring you the Detox Your Inbox Challenge!
I'm both thrilled and amazed at how my time paid off. Through Facebook polls and one on one conversations I was able to understand a little better what people need from their email. I've come to grasp that people use their email for a variety of things. But also that not everyone is me. And not everyone has the tools or techniques I use and apply.
What this challenge will do for you:
The goal is to manage your email clutter and I am going to be bringing you a whole load of action steps, resources and tips to create an almost Zen like experience every time you login to your email accounts. How am I going to do this? Let me show you!
- Creating a schedule for daily email check-ins
- Tools to help tame what comes in your inbox (and how you read it!)
- Resources to better manage your Gmail account
- Helping you create a system that will take inbox zero from a dream to a reality.
In this three day email challenge I am going to be handing over the exact system I use to organize, file and manage (nevermind maintain!!) your email.
Day 1 - Analyzing!
Looking at your email accounts, figuring out what goes where and why. Understanding the amount of time you are spending working with your email and how much time you actually need to spend in your inbox. Homework will include creating a way to manage all of your personal and business accounts and migrating yourself into having a bare minimum of three email addresses.
Day 2 - Purging!
Yep, it's time to go through all that email that's taking over your life and purging. When your inbox is chaotic, so is your brain. Much like in your home, everything should have a place and there should be no need for a metaphorical "junk drawer" here. Homework will include using some of the amazing tools I will introduce you too to contain exactly what you have coming in and creating a new reading system.
Day 3 - Organizing!
This is my favorite part because I get to show you exactly how I have created an email system that not only works but also because I am going to help you meet and greet your new friend; Inbox Zero! Homework will include: creating a filing system, utilizing labels and mastering the archive button!
I can't even begin to say how thrilled I am that you're taking this journey and have chosen to let me help you with every step of the way!
So get signed up and I'll meet you in your inbox on February 20th!
Until next time,