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Inbox cleanup 101

LEARN | TWELVE, SEPTEMBER 2019 

When it comes to decluttering your work life, I always like to start with my email inbox. There is nothing more overwhelming than a cluttered inbox where the important is mixed in with all of those junk emails you never read. 


Lets face it, half of what comes into your inbox you probably delete without even opening! OR you leave it in there for fear of deleting something important and actually end up missing the true important stuff.

I like to keep an inbox of a rotating 5. Thats right FIVE emails! Here are my tips and tricks on how to clean up that inbox, make sure nothing gets lost, and relieve that inbox stress immediately.

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4 Simple Inbox Tips To Gain An Hour (or more) Of Your Day Back!

LEARN | TWELVE, SEPTEMBER 2018 

Inbox dread. We’ve all experienced it. After a weekend away, or even a lunch break, and you dread seeing your inbox filled again. Researchers at Carleton University recently reported business professionals now spend one third of their time at the office, and HALF of the time they work at home in their inbox. 30% of the time the emails were not important or urgent. That’s 11.7 hours spent at work and 5.3 hours at home — every week. I don’t know about you but I would gladly spend those 17 hours NOT in my inbox. Not only is it a drain on time it’s a drain on energy.

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Utilize Asana Timeline and Astro to Increase Productivity

LOVE | TWELVE, MAY 2018

Asana Timeline – Asana has introduced Timeline, a tool that helps you map out a project and hit deadlines. Timeline will provide a living view of how all the pieces of a project fit together. Teams will have a way to map out project plans, share plans and adjust as needed to keep work on track and meet goals. For projects with a lot of moving pieces and deadlines, viewing in Timeline can help everyone see timing or dependency conflicts and if the project is moving forward. Timeline makes it easy to make updates and changing deadlines is as easy as dragging and dropping tasks. With the rollout of this new feature to Asana Premium users, all projects now have a built in Timeline view to help you map out your plan.

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Utilize Sway and Spark to Increase Productivity

LOVE | TWELVE, MARCH 2018

Sway is a new digital storytelling app from Microsoft Office that makes it easy to create and share interactive reports, presentations, and more. Users can add text and pictures or even import content from other sources and let Sway create the rest. You won’t be limited to standard boring templates or need graphic designs skills to transform content because Sway has a built-in design engine to make your creation look it’s very best.

If you aren’t quite happy with the initial design it is easy to apply another or fully customize one of your own. Sharing your creations is easy and privacy settings allow you control over what is shared. Sway is free to use for anyone with a Microsoft account (Hotmail, Live or Outlook), with more sophisticated Sways available with Office 365 subscription. 

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Utilize Drag and Android 8.0 Oreo to Increase Productivity

LOVE | TWELVE, SEPTEMBER 2017

Drag is an app that organizes your inbox and transforms your Gmail into organized lists like Trello.  Designed to be super-simple, clean, and self-explanatory with features such as customized columns, notes, checklists and team boards. It's all easy to use and in a really clean way. 

Drag doesn't want to override the way you use Gmail but instead support the current way you use Gmail. The app enables you to visually map your workflow, drag and drop your emails between stages; To Do, Doing and Done until they’re complete. It makes the hours spent in your inbox a whole lot easier and more organized.  https://www.dragapp.com/

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How to Delegate Your Email

LEARN | TWELVE, AUGUST 2017

The dreaded inbox-inundated with emails that range from terribly pointless to absolutely vital-can be Public Enemy #1 of any business leader.  With creativity flowing, and the need for space and time to work on important ideas and tasks, spending time with tactical email support becomes less of a priority.

To ensure you are maintaining a strategic email organization regimen, it is important to develop some organizational habits that are catered to your specific needs and skills.  Below are a few of our favorite best practices that you can implement today!

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