Controlling E-mail – It’s a Matter of Attitude

A while ago I posted some principles that help you take control over the constant flow of e-mail. I’ve seen these simple changes in habit make a difference in many peoples’ lives just by applying them regularly. However some people have a very difficult time implementing even simple changes and I’ve often wondered why. Over […]

Find E-mail Documents in a Snap

Do you ever feel frustrated or just plain angry at yourself because you spend too much time looking for things (often on you desk)? Do you have the same problem wit your stored e-mail? If so you’re not alone. In fact it’s one of the major pains expressed by my clients. Although computers are very […]

How To Tame Your Outlook Folders

Does this look like one of your file drawers? How about your Outlook folders about the same? Because your Outlook folders are electronic it doesn’t mean they’re neat and tidy. Here’s the key. If you’re spending more than two or three minutes searching through your Outlook folders each time you need something, then it’s time […]

8 Ways to Avoid E-mail Anxiety

E-mail anxiety is one of the major reasons companies and individuals hire me. It comes at us constantly at an ever increasing pace and is not going away.  E-mail should be no more  urgent than paper mail, but it’s turned into a continuous interruption for so many people. Don’t be like this guy suffering from […]

7 Key Principles of Personal Productivity

Let’s face it, we are overwhelmed. We process every day than we did just a few years ago, and it’s not slowing down. Our information comes from more sources than ever (phone, cell phone, e-mail, voice mail, faxes, conference calls, meetings, and many more…see my previous post with some snappy graphics of this). In addition […]