Big Inbox? Create a 4Ds Habit and Regain Control!

Have a big Inbox? How many messages do you have? How many are unread?

This is a situation where bigger is not better!

I have 1868 emails in my Inbox going back to Feb 2012, of which 360 are unread at this moment. And most of that is not spam! I’ve got some good spam filters running that do a pretty good job of controlling the noise that would otherwise overwhelm me.

I did have this at zero a few years ago! What happened and how do I regain control over my inbox?

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Are You Stuck with Status Quo?

I joined toastmasters recently and last week one of the other club members gave an impassioned speech with her vision of the club’s future. In it, she asked us to challenge the status quo. She asked some other things too, but the one that has been reverberating in my head for the last week is to understand how I go about challenging the status quo.

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The Day I Didn’t Have a Heart Attack

Not long ago I woke in the middle of the night feeling, well, not right. I was having a hard time putting it into words and had never felt something quite like it. No specific pain, it felt like my body was throbbing, mostly centered in my torso but I could feel it everywhere. No shortness of breath, none of the signs that would normally be associated with a heart attack.

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Origins of the Goethe quote

 

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!

Goethe

Goethe (Stieler 1828)

I originally published┬ámy learnings on this Goethe quote on a site my wife and I own that is intended to be more an outlet for our artistic endeavors which has gone a bit fallow lately. It feels appropriate to re-post the material here as it has greater relevancy to the theme I’m heading towards.

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