OK, it’s time for some true confessions. How many emails are in your Inbox right now? I don’t mean just the bolded emails that have not been looked at. I’m referring to all of them – opened and unopened. Over the years, I’ve heard it all, from a few dozen to over ten thousand! Yikes. Here are a few questions to see if you are suffering from inbox overwhelm.
- Are you keeping any emails in your inbox as a reminder of an action step you need to take?
- Do you have emails in your inbox simply because you don’t want to lose the information or forget a point?
- When you open your email do you have a “not-so-good” feeling when you see the mass of emails screaming for your attention?
- Have you ever felt like blocking the entire slew of emails and sending them off to the recycle bin?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you are not alone. Inbox Overwhelm seems to afflict even the most successful entrepreneurs. How about you?