How to Conquer Your Email Inbox [Podcast S08E05]

(In 4 Easy Steps)

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 5 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss a proven process for conquering your email inbox.

Every day we’re bombarded with emails from friends, family, co-workers, employers, customers, companies, schools, potential clients, credit card companies, etc. It can be overwhelming and seemingly impossible to stay on top of. Email can either be a total nightmare or a indispensable productivity tool. In today’s episode, we give you the proper steps to take control of it.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How people just like you are overcoming the overwhelm associated with email.

  • One quick little strategy that will save you dozens of hours.

  • Keyboard shortcuts (and other tips) to boost your productivity and get you out of your inbox.

  • Why creating dozens of email folders is a waste of time (and what to do instead).

  • How to know when it’s time to declare email bankruptcy.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

Join the Conversation

My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: Which of these strategies will you implement to help you conquer your email inbox? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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In this episode we mentioned the following resources:

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About Us

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.

Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.

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