Why You Shouldn’t Underestimate the Power of a Clean Inbox

Does your inbox control your day? An annual Adobe survey showed that the average white-collar office worker spends just over 4 hours per day on their work email. That equates to 20 hours per week, more than 1,000 per year, and an incredible 47,000 hours over the course of their career… that’s 5 years!

How to Be More Productive Using the Eisenhower Matrix

 

Choosing the optimal productivity method can make an enormous difference in your work. A seamless workflow can take you from feeling unfocused, overwhelmed, and unproductive to feeling in control, calm, and fully ready to take on even the most daunting projects.

 

Luckily, there are new productivity methods being adjusted, developed, and shared all the time. There’s bound to be a workflow out there that fits your lifestyle and can be tailored to your individual projects and personality. But flipping through countless articles about different productivity methods can be a huge time suck – time better used actually getting things done.

 

To help you out, we’re highlighting a particular productivity system that you could implement in your own life today. It’s called the Eisenhower Matrix.

Productivity Giants Series with Derek Flanzraich, Founder of Greatist

Are you caught up on our #ProductivityGiants series so far? If not, be sure to check out our interviews with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital, Brad Feld, Partner at Foundry Group, Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, Eric Paley, Partner at Founder Collective, Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot and James Clear, Author & Entrepreneur.

 

 

Deciding to make healthier habits and life changes is easy. Actually following through on them though? Not so much. Greatist knows this fact well, which is why it’s their mission to help people find out how they can make healthy choices that they love – because it’s easier to stick with things if you love them. We love their “healthy-ish” attitude because it comes across as attainable, positive, and encouraging.

Productivity Giants Series with Sheena Brady, CEO of Tease Tea

Are you caught up on our #ProductivityGiants series so far? If not, be sure to check out our interviews with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital, Brad Feld, partner at Foundry Group, Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot, Eric Paley, partner at Founder Collective, and James Clear, author and entrepreneur.  

 

 

We’re so excited to feature Sheena Brady, the creative mind behind online tea shop Tease Tea on the #ProductivityGiants series this week!

 

An entrepreneur, tea sommelier, and Merchant Success Lead at Shopify, Sheena is a huge inspiration to all of us here at SaneBox. Here’s Sheena talking about how SaneBox helped Shopify save over 500+ hours per month:

Productivity Giants Series with James Clear, Author & Entrepreneur

Are you caught up on our #ProductivityGiants series so far? If not, be sure to check out our interviews with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital, Brad Feld, partner at Foundry Group, Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, Eric Paley, Partner at Founder Collective, and Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot.

 

 

Welcome back to the #ProductivityGiants series!

 

We’re excited to talk all things productivity today with James Clear – an author, photographer, and entrepreneur. He writes about how to build better habits at JamesClear.com, and over 400,000 people subscribe to his weekly email newsletter, where he shares self-improvement tips based on proven scientific research. A big believer in the power of daily habits to create positive change, James is certainly an inspirational figure in the self-help community. He shares wisdom often on his Twitter account:

 

 

Here, we interviewed James about his morning and nightly routines, what he’s learned from failure, and his #1 holy grail productivity tip that nobody ever follows.  

 

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Productivity Giants Series with Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot

Are you caught up on our #ProductivityGiants series so far? If not, be sure to check out our interviews with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital, Brad Feld, partner at Foundry Group, and Nir Eyal, author of Hooked.

 

 

We recently sat down with Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO of HubSpot, a widely used sales and marketing platform that helps companies increase their traffic, organize their social strategies, and convert leads.

 

Dharmesh regularly travels to speak on the subject of inbound marketing, and was named an Inc. Founder 40 in 2016. A native of Boston, he’s active in the entrepreneurial community, and is an angel investor in over 60 startups. Currently, he’s working on a passion project called GrowthBot, a free chatbot for marketing and sales that’s available for Slack and Facebook Messenger. You can follow him on Twitter.

 

Here, Dharmesh divulges his #1 productivity tip, email habits, and the most worthwhile investment he – er- his mom – ever made.

 

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