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Why a Zeroed-Out Inbox Isn’t a Great Email Goal
 
Greetings, Ninja!

Let’s talk about email management.

Are you chasing a zeroed-out inbox? We get the motivation. A clean slateno little red flags or week-long chains that are 15 responses deepis freeing. It’s also fleeting.

Make a quick trip to refill your coffee, and you can expect to return to at least half a dozen updates, responses, and requests. Go the whole weekend without checking in, and you’re right back to where you started.


There’s a better way, Ninja! The key is some self-awareness about your own email habits and a deliberate approach to your workflow. Mix in the smartest email apps on the market, and you’ll own your inbox (instead of the other way around).


Rock on!
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