TAKE BACK YOUR INBOX
Stop Drowning in Unread Messages, Respond Quicker and Finally Achieve Inbox Zero
That was me 3 years ago.
I was so disappointed but mostly in myself. I blew an opportunity to meet amazing people and be seen as an expert in my field.
Plus here I am this “totally organized and productive person” who couldn’t even respond to emails.
My email overwhelm was just too much. I wasn’t able to get to anything on my to-do list because I was too busy trying to get my email under control — and not actually getting anywhere with it.
Hi, my name is Paula Rizzo, and I’m the author of the book, Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed.
I’ve made it my mission to find the best ways to get more done without stressing myself out. It’s important to be efficient but also find time to enjoy life.
I love traveling and reading. Since I’ve been creating lists to get more done through my blog ListProducer.com I can do more of both!
It’s through my love of lists that I was able to win an Emmy award, buy an apartment, plan a destination wedding and even write my book.
I decided to find the secrets to getting control of my inbox and my life.
I was falling behind and that’s not my style at all. So I fixed my email overwhelm!
I read dozens and dozens of blog posts, asked very busy people how they deal with their email and took a bunch of online courses — to find some of the “best email management” advice.
And the truth is most of it doesn’t work at all.
How is this realistic in our busy lives?
I couldn’t last at all doing this technique.
I know people who do it and it works for them. But it just doesn’t work for me.
Sometimes I can disconnect for hours at a time if needed but there’s just too much I could miss if I was only checking email twice.
Not checking my email first thing makes me more anxious than an overflowing inbox on a Monday morning.
It’s just not something that I want to put myself through. I’m here to find ways to be less stressed out — not add to my anxiety.
Yet there are many productivity experts that will tell you this is the only way to make it through the day.
I disagree. There are other solutions. (I’ll get to those in a minute.)
If you respond back right away…you know what will happen? That other person will respond back — and the game of ping pong begins.
Back and forth, back and forth. And on it goes. All the while you’ve lost precious minutes out of your day replying back to a string of messages.
I have some great techniques to share that will allow you to respond back to emails now and send them later.
I used to feel scatterbrained and spend hours a day sifting through 400 emails.
I knew I needed to figure out a system to stop the email overwhelm. I’m all about a good system. That’s why I love my to-do lists so much. They give me order and structure. I needed the same for my inbox.
Once I figured out how to treat my inbox with care, clean out unneeded fluff and respond to emails in the most succinct ways — my email burden became a blessing.
I’m now able to find time for my to-do list items.
I’m able to access the information I need quickly and I don’t drown in unread emails anymore.
I know who I need to get back to today and which emails can be saved for later. I have time at night to relax instead of scrolling through endless messages to “catch up” before the next day’s influx begins.
There’s hope for your inbox too! I can show you the exact system that I use.
Wouldn’t it be nice to “Take Back Your Inbox: Stop Drowning in Unread Messages, Respond Quicker and Finally Achieve Inbox Zero?”
Email is supposed to make our lives easier, not harder. It’s time to show your inbox who’s boss!
You can watch the lessons whenever you’d like. And to make it even easier I’ve also made some worksheets for you, too.