We Are What We Do

Very interesting social website called We Are What We Do. This idea goes like this, it has a list of actions we all can do to make the world a better place. For Instance, planting a tree (improves the environment) or taking a bath with someone else (saves water, energy and promotes romance). Do one of the items and you can check it off and see the number of others who have done the same. It is like Digg crossed with GTD crossed with crunchy progressive feel good social action. Great idea.

Quote for The Day

I have the following quote in the body section of the front “Today” page of my Backpack list:

Begin nothing until you have considered how it is to be finished

I have no idea who it is attributed to. I found it a few weeks ago in a fortune cookie. While it is not really a fortune it is good advice none the less. A good way to start prioritizing the daily tasks.

Inbox Zero @ 43 Folders

Merlin is up to his old tricks again. This time he is running a series on how to release your inner email-fu and get that inbox under control and down to zero… That’s right, zero e-mail in your inbox.

Sounds like a dream to some of you right? It did to me once as well. I thought the idea of processing 100% of e-mail that I received, being quick and nimble with that processing and keeping both my work and home e-mail inboxes at or very near zero all of the time was impossible. I am here to tell you that not only is it possible but it is very liberating and emotionally validating to have that zen like control over the center of your communicative world (For most of us, this is what e-mail is). Almost all of my tactics |were developed by practices I learned from other posts on the subject that Merlin has done in the past.

So, if you have ever wanted to achieve what I have, I could not think of a better place to start.

43 Folders Series: Inbox Zero

In the future, perhaps I will outline my own e-mail-fu, learned from many masters, which involves an IMAP account, 5 folders and a lot of hard line mercenary style choices made with split second precision. My e-mail fu is strong.

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