Inbox (Nearly) Zero
Posted on May 21, 2012 Leave a Comment
Reading Time: 17 Minutes
Video Time: 1 Hour; Or 22 Minutes
I was first introduced to the concept of Inbox Zero by watching the above video of Merlin Mann speaking at Google.
It’s an hour-long video, so watch it only when you have the time. Otherwise, read some of his articles on his website. It’s a great video that sparked me to come up with my own system that worked for me. The beginning is an intro and the end is some great Q&A. For the real 22-minute long meat of the video, jump to 10:21 and watch until 32:27.
Before, I had never really thought about email. Sure, I used Gmail every day, in fact many times a day, but I didn’t think about how I used it. I, probably like many of you, was guilty of everything Merlin spoke about in the video. I had three email accounts, each open in separate tabs, which I constantly flipped through and checked every five minutes, no matter what I was doing. Even worse, I had no idea what I even had in any of my three inboxes. I wasted too much time scrolling through thousands of emails and information I no longer needed, just to find that one email or small detail that I was looking for.
I never thought of it as a problem, because I simply never thought of it. But as soon as I saw the video, I knew that I needed a change. Read More
New Year’s Resolutions 2012
Posted on December 29, 2011 Leave a Comment
I figured a new year’s resolution list would be an appropriate way to get this off the ground.
New Year, New Life.
So without further ado, here’s a list of things to accomplish throughout the year:
Ideas are well and good, but putting them down to help others act really counts.
Further regiment eating habits and catalog the process and progress.
Work out on a solid schedule and detail the methods and results.
Learn to do something new.
Making a conscious decision to own less stuff, and get more out of everything.
Plan out and follow through with an amazing trip.
Time is limited, make everything count towards self-enrichment, make something.
By any means necessary: adventures, friends, anything and everything.
There it is.
Follow along and learn mental and physical tricks to make ourselves better.
Lets see how we do.