Be an Inbox Hero with Inbox Zero!
Check out any article on email management and you’ll see the phrase ‘Inbox Zero’. Although it’s a been a concept for many years, the current definition explains that having zero emails in your inbox is a sign of success. But did you know that wasn’t the original intent? Merlin Mann, the guy behind Inbox Zero, didn’t see the zero as a reference to the number of messages in an inbox, but “the amount of time an employee’s brain is in his inbox”.
So how do you go about spending less time in your inbox? Especially when your unread messages are climbing past triple digits.
More fun, more function!
You might have heard someone raving about a Chrome or Firefox extension and wondered, what’s that all about?
Browser Extensions are small software programs that can modify and improve the functionality of your browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome). They can improve productivity, save you money, block advertisements, and even provide a little fun when you log into the web.
Recently, I was lucky enough to be offered a guest post opportunity from the fabulous Sara Clark-Williams of Fab Fempreneurs. So what did I talk about? Productivity and tech, of course. Read on!
Solopreneurs wear many hats today – marketer, networker, chief finance officer, developer, director, and more. We have to learn the technology necessary to do our jobs and sort through five million apps to find the best one for our business. It’s stressful to even try to keep up.
So, what’s the absolute minimum software that you need to keep yourself focused and your business thriving? Productivity apps for content management, task management, and email management are where to start.
Want more details? Check out Sara’s blog!
Although we often think of digital disasters as being a software failure, aka the blue screen of death, there are several other ways we put our digital devices (where our data lives) at risk. These include physical damage from fire/flood/accidental destruction, theft, and malware or a virus. What can you do to keep your valuable information safe?
Data Here – Data There – Data Everywhere!
Resources from January 2016 Presentation to NAPO-SD, creator April Merritt, MLIS; all rights reserved
As a techie type girl I have seen the studies and opinions regarding our relationship with our cell phones. I got my first cell phone in college – the size of your average hardback book and only to be used in the car.
I believe that it’s okay if I am not immediately available.When I am home I don’t always keep my phone at my side; don’t have it set to alert me to new emails or Facebook posts. There are specific ringtones for specific people so I can decide if a call or text is worth interrupting my work.