What’s your inbox unread count?
How do you feel about that?
It’s always an interesting question. Frequently when I meet someone and tell them what I do, they mention that their inbox is out of control. Every time I think I’ve heard the highest number, someone else tops it. But the bigger question is, how do you feel about your inbox unread count?
I’ve had people with an unread count in the 10K range who were fine with that. Their comment was ‘I’ve read most of those on my phone, so it’s not really that high.’ While others in the low 100s are completely stressed out by what their unread count is.
This is where I talk about how Inbox Zero Worries is a good goal. Rather than getting to zero emails in your inbox, get to a point where you have a process and a trusted procedure for managing your email. If you can manage your email, and stay on top of your responses and requests, how much does it matter what your total unread count is? That’s up to you!
If you’re looking for some assistance with email management, let’s start with a Discovery Conversation to talk about your goals and challenges!