7th International Clean Out Your In-Box Week

Did you know that 20th January 2014 is the first day of the 7th International Clean Out Your In-Box Week? (Who comes up with these things?!)How-to-have-an-empty-email-inbox

Some of you will have heard of the zen-like calm that comes from having an empty in-box, some of you may have attempted to get there before and failed, and some of you may never have heard of this quest and be wondering what is so good about an empty in-box anyway!

You know the dread you feel as you turn on your e-mail each day, with the 1,000s of e-mails loading up on front of your eyes, some of which have been there for months or years, all are screaming at you to deal with THEM, the noise is loud, your brain goes into overdrive as you are reminded of all the things you mustn’t forget, by the time another 50 new e-mails have been added to your in-box your brain is wanting to shut down, it can’t cope, you don’t know where to start, you can’t see if there is anything truly urgent in the pile of subject lines shouting at you, the knot in your stomach tightens as another day doing e-mails stretches out in front of you.

Does this sound familiar? This is the feeling most people get when they turn on their e-mail. EMAIL has been described as “Endless Major Anxiety Increase List” by Rory Vaden. Instructor with Students in Computer Lab

Imagine instead:-

  • only seeing your new e-mails each time you log-in
  • seeing quickly what needs to be done first
  • never missing an important e-mail again
  • only spending 15 minutes a day “doing e-mails”
  • knowing exactly where all your important e-mails are
  • starting with a clean slate every morning

A clean in-box is perfectly possible, and I have helped many people to achieve this state. They report changed lives, feelings of control, freedom and a weight off their mind (see testimonials and video below). Not only do they achieve this clean in-box but they know how to maintain it.

No longer do they dread turning on their e-mail every day, it becomes just another tool they use in their lives, not a monster that dominates their working days.Business Meeting

The problem is that the number of e-mails we have in our in-boxes has exploded over the years, and most of us have never been trained to use the tool effectively. E-mail is not meant to be a to-list, it was not built for that and it doesn’t work.

Learning how to get your in-box clean is a simple process, and once you have set it up, you can easily maintain it.

I am running workshops over the next couple months to teach you all you need to know to get in control of your e-mail:-

Ipswich 18th February – Chamber of Commerce – 7.30am – 9.30am – full details of booking to follow shortly

Lowestoft – Chamber of Commerce – dates to be announced

Framlingham College – 2nd April (afternoon) – Suffolk Coast Business Exhibition – full details to follow


Here is 90 second video showing you what you can expect from the workshop – Taking the Stress Out of E-mail


This is what previous delegates said about the workshop:-

Thanks for a helpful + much needed workshop – I’m loving my new look inbox! Just need 2 get rid of some folders….. Alison Darrington, Darrington Training

Oh hooray, my inbox is empty! Thanks for very useful workshop, I feel much lighter now. Great but simple workshop in ‘Taking the stress out of emails’, I am able to easily manage my emails now without the worry of being drowned by the daily deluge and missing the important emails. Thanks Charlie, Tracy Healey, Marketing Manager, Ryan Insurance Group

It was a great session, thanks so much. And I still have zero in my inbox! The fact is I did think your course was a revelation – it does just what it says on the tin! Suzy Powling, Writer, Editor, Proof reader, Saxmundham

Charlie has just changed my life! Her workshop on ‘Taking the Stress Out of Emails’ is an absolute must for anyone who receives lots of emails every day. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not an oncoming train! James Davey, Assist with Solutions, Business Growth Coach



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