How To Use Email Signatures to Save You Time

and 4 Benefits of Email Automation

Email governs our lives these days. It is not uncommon for people to get 100 plus email messages per day. Email signatures might be the answer to your email woes.

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A manager I know did a study on his email for last year. He had over 50,000 emails that arrived in his inbox. Fifty thousand!

Each day we process tens, maybe hundreds, of email messages. Sometimes it may feel like that is all we do. Being efficient in our email processing includes using email templates or signatures.

There are some third party tools such as Textexpander, Typinator and Keyboard Maestro that can help with this processing. However, if you work for a company with strict IT policies, you might not be able to use them.

Catch the Free to Focus Summit Before It’s Gone

For the past few days, I have been watching the Free to Focus Productivity Summit from Michael Hyatt. There are some amazing speakers and each one is crafted to target a certain need in the productivity space.

Free to Focus Summit

These days our jobs require us to get more done in less time and with less resources.

The question is…

Are we actually getting more done?

 

Recently, I stepped into a new role at work. I went from leading projects to leading people. It is very rewarding, but also very time consuming. I am having to re-tool the entire structure of my work day and work day.

As a Facilities Manager and workplace strategist, the number one takeaway came from Cal Newport. Cal is the author of Deep Work and he shared that we need to identify a ratio of time worked in deep work (deep focus) with shallow work (checking email, etc).

This was a game-changer for me. This could revolutionize the way we design and build the office of the future. If we can intentionally design spaces for deep work, our employees will be able to get more done, with more accuracy, and live a normal life. This represents a huge competitive advantage in the marketplace, not to mention a huge attraction/retention advantage in the war for talent.

There is a speaker for everyone and I encourage you to sign up today before this unique (and FREE) summit is gone forever!

How to Make 2016 An Unbelievable Year

Why Goals Are Crucial to Achieving Your Absolute Best

What are your aspirations for 2016? What do you want to achieve, accomplish, complete or start? Did you achieve everything you wanted to in 2015?

How to Make 2016 an Unbelievable Year | Dave Anthold

Photo Credit – Greg Rakozy

I didn’t – and I am not afraid to admit it.

I had twelve goals I wanted to accomplish in 2015, and I only hit nine of them…and I am okay with that.

Do you want to know why?

Because…I completed things; I could not even have imagined when I began.

Here are some highlights of what I accomplished in 2015:

  • Completed four (4) half-marathons
  • Lowered by half-marathon time by 45 minutes
  • Compiled and published New York Minute – photography book
  • Read or listened to 81 books
  • Published 100 pieces of content between work and personal blogs
  • Wrote my 40 for 40 series celebrating my 40th birthday
  • Lost 20 pounds
  • Read through the Bible in one year
  • Developed a morning routine

If there was one word that described this past year, it was intentional.

Exclusive Download: You can get my entire 2015 Reading List here – some books were for fun and others made me think.

It’s Not Too Late To Reach Your Goals

Ray Edwards
November 21, 2015

Ray Edwards shares a unique link between the Israelites heading towards the promised land and each of us reaching our yearly goals. Ray reminds us that it is not too late to achieve our goals.

Will you complete all your goals for this year?

How To Spot Busyness In Your Life And Overcome It

Busyness is not the spice of life. It is the curse of mankind. Yep…I said it. For many years, I lived my life in the busy zone and have learned this is a horrible place to live.

The Difference Between Busy and Busyness

We can be busy with our schedule in a week or on a day, but not be overcome by busyness.

Busyness is a chronic state of being with no apparent meaning. We can be busy moving from one activity to another, yet have meaning. However, when we compound our busy lifestyle and accept meetings we shouldn’t and so forth, we move into a busyness state of being.

I am fully aware of the trap of busyness – I have been there too often and for too long. It took me a long time to come out of my “busyness” mindset, I don’t want you to get trapped.