I was buried. There were a hefty 12,268 emails in my Gmail inbox. The scrollbars were stretched to their limits, and the unread count never fell below 30. Something had to change. Awhile back, Julie talked about how to effectively use Gmail as a project management tool. A piece of great advice for a great tool, but what if your inbox is completely beyond repair? After years of reliance on Google’s wide open pastures of email storage and search-to-find, it was time for me to come to grips with my overwhelmed inbox. It was time to go inbox zero. The [...]





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Written by HeatherStone
3863 days ago

Easier said than done! I'm good at keeping it close to zero in my client: I use sub-folders in the in-box and move everything at least weekly, and believe me, I have about 15 email accounts funneled through my client to keep up after.... My husband is another story! There are over 3K emails sitting in his various in-boxes as we speak. But some people just can't afford to spend the time to organize it. When I see people who are highly organized, I tend to believe they spend all their time doing that and not much in actual creative work. Perhaps a prejudice, but I'd rather have the messy inbox and the brilliant, creative employee than one who is just okay and has an organized life. I know I'm off topic of your post, so let me just say thanks for the food for thought!



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