Getting the Most out of CleanOut
Congratulations on taking the first step towards managing your time and email more effectively!
Almost all of us have more things to do than there are hours in the day. Thankfully, there are a lot of people who have studied Time Management (of which Email Management is an important part) and in this section you will find links to many interesting articles and experts on this subject.
This is important because you will be a lot more successful in your use of CleanOut if you have a good understanding of Time Management including Batching, the 4 D's of Time Management and Piling vs Filing.
If there are other articles or expert's web sites that you recommmend should be added to this list, please email your suggestion to email@example.com
The Philosophy Behind CleanOut
- Not every email has to be read or responded to.
- The newest email in your Inbox is not necessarily the most important. The process of starting at the top of your Inbox and working your way down (or LIFO) doesn't work for people who get 100+ emails per day.
- Focus on what is most important first.
- Think of your Inbox as a "road" for information to travel on, not a "parking lot". So don't clog it up.
- Use the 4 D's to manage your email.
- Technology created email information overload so use technology to fix it!
Useful Links and Resources
Forbes: How To Use The 4 Ds Of Effective Time Management
Book: 4D Time Management: Delete, Delegate, Defer, Do
Video: 6 Steps to Better Time Management (Including the 4 D’s)
Forbes: Are You A Filer Or Piler?
Wired: Pilers, Filers and Deleters: Microsoft Profiles E-mail Users
Business Insider: After returning from vacation to 765 unread emails ...
The Ingenious Email System That Helped Tim Ferriss Reach Maximum Productivity