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!

The Perfect Job Hunting Checklist

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Searching for a new job can feel like an endless, thankless task. A combination of scouring job boards, writing cover letters, preparing resumes, and cramp from keeping your fingers crossed means it’s not entirely stress-free! Here at SaneBox, we understand your pain. That’s why we’ve worked with our good friends over at Recruiterbox to put together the perfect checklist for all your job hunting needs.

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 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 Eric Paley, Partner at Founder Collective

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, and Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot.

 

 

The #ProductivityGiants series continues with Eric Paley, a partner at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund that helps entrepreneurs build their businesses. Eric is an an active investor and has led Founder Collective’s investments in companies such as Trade Desk, Uber, Makerbot, Hotel Tonight, and many more.

 

Before that, Eric was an entrepreneur in his own right and founded Brontes Technologies, a 3D imaging company, which was acquired by 3M in 2006. He also sits on the board of the New England Venture Capital Association, has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, and is a frequent contributor to Techcrunch. It’s safe to say he has a lot of impressive business going on. Can you see why we were so excited to pick his brain on all things productivity?

 

Here, Eric tells us all about his morning and nightly routines, his tried and true email tips, and his favorite method to catch up on all those TV shows.

 

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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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