How Dimity saved 1 week of time (with this simple inbox tip)

This month’s Changemaker of the Month, Dimity Podger, chose Inbox Bootcamp for her coaching session.

Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes of our coaching session, and how you, too, can save 1 week a year with this simple step. 

 
The […]

By |August 25th, 2014|Email Fitness, Time Management|2 Comments

How much time do you spend on email each YEAR?

I’ve been thinking a lot about email lately. I’ve been listening to my clients, reading blogposts and seeking out research articles.

But my biggest AHA moment about email came when i got out my calculator and punched in some numbers.

I […]

By |August 12th, 2014|Email Fitness, Managing your time and energy|0 Comments

Cocaine, email and deliberate distraction

“Social media is addictive!”

“Checking my email is a compulsion — I just can’t help myself.”

“I wonder if I have ADD”.

I hear my clients saying things like this all the time. They’re half-joking, but there’s a lot of truth in […]

The first time I hired a graphic designer (and how ugly perfectionism can be)

Have you ever hired a graphic designer? I shudder when I think about the first time I paid for graphic design work. Five years ago I needed a logo for my first business, Creating Space to Focus, and decided to fork […]

By |May 9th, 2014|Notes from a Recovering Perfectionist|0 Comments

You’re invited! A Google Hangout on why changemakers burn out

Out of the blue last week, I got invited by Start Some Good to be on a panel for a Google Hangout. The topic? 

Changemaker Sustainability: Preventing Burnout and Improving Productivity
I’ll be sharing my insights into why changemakers burn out, and […]

Emergency — when you have too much on your plate

One of my clients recently called the ambulance with chest pain.

Fortunately it was a false alarm, not the heart attack he was suspecting.

Regardless, it was a wake-up call for him. He’d been doing too much lately, working late, feeling […]

By |March 8th, 2014|Time Management|0 Comments

Part 2: Looking inside people’s inboxes (this is what I’ve learned)

As I continue to help my Inbox Bootcamp clients, I’m amazed at how much our inboxes reveal about us.

During each Inbox Bootcamp session, I ask my clients if they’re willing to do a screenshare with me. I find that […]

By |January 7th, 2014|Email Fitness|0 Comments

Regrets. Regrets. Dealing with Regrets.

Regret. Such an uncomfortable feeling. I’ve been hit hard this week. Not just a single instance, but a triple-dose:
Regret situation #1: Business opportunity gone missing
I missed a great business opportunity that had been on my mind for a few […]

By |December 30th, 2013|Notes from a Recovering Perfectionist|0 Comments

Part 1: Looking inside people’s inboxes (this is what I’ve learned)

The past few days I’ve been offering free Inbox Health Checks to help people who feel overwhelmed with email.

And I’ve learned something. I’ve learned that overwhelm is not about the number of emails in your inbox.

I’ve had people who get […]

By |December 5th, 2013|Email Fitness|0 Comments

Does Keeping Up with Your Inbox Ever Feel Like This?

A scene from I Love Lucy that pretty much sums up our Crazy Email Age.

The idea for this post came via Jeff Weiner’s LinkedIn article “7 Ways to Manage Email So It Doesn’t Manage You” here.

By |November 22nd, 2013|Email Fitness|0 Comments