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How to zero a cluttered
inbox in 30mins or less.
by Buckets.cc
Step 1: Kill
But I’m
not dead yet!
Kill = Archive
all emails older than 60 days
all social media updates and newsletters
any email with NO ACTION associated ...
Types of Actions
Do

respond or begin requested action

Delegate

give action to someone else

Defer

put it in your calen...
Step 2: Filter
Emails that are consistently all noise, NO ACTION
unimportant office memos
re:re:re ‘Obama’s Gonna Take Your...
Filter to ‘Skip Inbox’

No Hobos On Your Train To Action-ville
Filter Step 1
Filter Step 2
Filter Step 3
3. Sort What’s Left
Actions Go In 3 Different Folders
Recent (2 days)
Not Terrible (5 days)
Forgive Me (5-60 days)
Sort With Labels
Nest Labels To Look Like This
Drag Action Emails Into
Folders
Repeat Until...
Inbox Zero
Then...the hard part
Doing The Work
Work Systematically. . .
Prioritize and Take
Action
Start with recent
End with 5-60 days old

Tip: Ask if they still need
whatever the email reques...
Don’t Let It Happen
Again
Create Canned Responses For Common Emails
Respond With Shorter Messages
Update Your Filters
Chec...
For More Productivity
&
Digital Organization Tips
Go to www.buckets.cc

And Get Your Free...
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  1. 1. How to zero a cluttered inbox in 30mins or less. by Buckets.cc
  2. 2. Step 1: Kill But I’m not dead yet!
  3. 3. Kill = Archive all emails older than 60 days all social media updates and newsletters any email with NO ACTION associated with it ask, “So What?” to all of your emails Be This Guy --> Your Emails Are Punks
  4. 4. Types of Actions Do respond or begin requested action Delegate give action to someone else Defer put it in your calendar Delay re-negotiate timeline of action DELETE if there is NO ACTION
  5. 5. Step 2: Filter Emails that are consistently all noise, NO ACTION unimportant office memos re:re:re ‘Obama’s Gonna Take Your Guns’ messages the evoke, “ugh, this again?”
  6. 6. Filter to ‘Skip Inbox’ No Hobos On Your Train To Action-ville
  7. 7. Filter Step 1
  8. 8. Filter Step 2
  9. 9. Filter Step 3
  10. 10. 3. Sort What’s Left Actions Go In 3 Different Folders Recent (2 days) Not Terrible (5 days) Forgive Me (5-60 days)
  11. 11. Sort With Labels Nest Labels To Look Like This
  12. 12. Drag Action Emails Into Folders
  13. 13. Repeat Until...
  14. 14. Inbox Zero
  15. 15. Then...the hard part
  16. 16. Doing The Work
  17. 17. Work Systematically. . .
  18. 18. Prioritize and Take Action Start with recent End with 5-60 days old Tip: Ask if they still need whatever the email requested
  19. 19. Don’t Let It Happen Again Create Canned Responses For Common Emails Respond With Shorter Messages Update Your Filters Check Your Email Less (if you wait to look, stuff takes care of itself) Direct Your Action With Calendars and To-Do Lists... Not By Looking At Your Inbox
  20. 20. For More Productivity & Digital Organization Tips Go to www.buckets.cc And Get Your Free...
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