129. My System for Keeping on Top of Emails

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Feeling overwhelmed by email? In this episode, I share some of my best tips and practices for taming the email monster — strategies I’ve learned from processing millions of emails and messages over the years (I get hundreds of emails/messages every day, so I’ve had to learn to be efficient!) In addition to talking about email, Jesse and I chat about Kathrynne’s new job, I share a really personal email that encouraged me (shared with permission!), we talk about two books we’re reading/listening to, and Jesse gives us an update on his whitewater rafting trip. This episode was a little longer than usual, but I hope you enjoy us taking a little bit more time to share some life updates and things we’re learning and reading and thinking about.

In This Episode:

[0:32] – Today’s topic is all about email and how to stay on top of it. [2:10] – Kathrynne just started a new job! [4:57] – I share an email that I received about my book Love-Centered Parenting. [7:45] – Lean in and love your kids, and be grateful when they want to include you! [9:03] – I just recently finished reading The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff. [11:59] – Jesse recently finished reading Andrew Huff’s novel Right Cross. [14:53] – Find out what has been saving my life recently. [17:44] – Jesse talks about his recent trip. [19:35] – Kathrynne recently went on a retreat for school which was coincidentally the same camp where Jesse stayed for youth group camp! [23:11] – Jesse’s strategy for emails is a bit different than mine! 😉 [25:30] – Unsubscribe ruthlessly! [26:53] – Delete liberally (and use that archive button in GMail!) [29:42] – Filter fanatically. [32:56] – Deal with emails immediately! [35:57] – A simple step-by-step plan for getting your email inbox organized once and for all.

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