Email

Make it a great day

The most common closing phrase in my emails is “Have a great day“. Starting today, however, I’m changing that to “Make it a great day“. It just popped into my head and the main reason I like it is that it’s a lot more empowering to say “Make it” rather Read more…

By Chris, ago
Email

Unsubscribe email rule

Yesterday I set a new rule in my email application. Any email containing the word unsubscribe is marked red. That way I know what action is required. It takes a second or two to determine whether this is something  I want to continue receiving, and the answer is usually no. I Read more…

By Chris, ago
Email

Combining Pomodoro and Inbox Zero

One way to combine the Pomodoro technique and the Inbox Zero principle “Schedule email dashes” is to simply do a pomodoro and instead of just a 5-minute break, you add 5 minutes of email checking to the pattern.

By Chris, ago
Email

One more reason to keep your inbox empty

Last Tuesday I had a scheduled meeting with a client. Monday I was on vacation. Monday the client postponed the meeting by email. My Out-of-Office reply informed him that I did not read my emails that day. His inbox was flooded, so he didn’t even see my autoreply. Tuesday morning Read more…

By Chris, ago