How to Find the Right Solution for Your Inbox Mess

How do you feel when you open your email inbox?

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Tired?

If you feel this way about your inbox, I’m guessing you’ve tried your best to clean it up and organize it, but you keep falling prey to the boomerang effect. It might be organized for a couple of days, and before you realize it, it’s out of control again.

So what’s going on?

How can you find the right solution for *you* and your inbox?

Try asking yourself these three questions to get to the root of the problem and get rid of your email mess forever.

Setting Up New Systems? Steer Clear of These 3 Common System Mistakes

When you listen to interviews about how successful entrepreneurs have built their businesses, you’ll probably hear them talk about the importance of having systems.

A lot of them say they were hesitant to start because they didn’t want to feel restricted, but once they did, they couldn’t imagine their businesses without them.

If you take a closer look, you’ll see that their systems aren’t complicated or technology-heavy. In fact, they’re often just a series of actions that lead up to the same outcome, and above all, they’re designed to fit the needs of that business in the most optimal way.

After hearing that one too many times, you may have finally taken the leap and set your own systems up, but were disappointed when they didn’t work out as expected.

Don’t worry! Making mistakes is normal, and the solution often requires just a simple course correction.

There is no magic formula

Watch my interview with Tara Gentile where we analyze the evolution of her product suite, show the underlying system behind it, and reveal why she made the decisions she made to grow her business.

Watch till the end to find out what Tara’s cooking up next. Hint: “it’s a secret.”

And if you’re curious why I introduced Tara the way I did, read the below story…

Behind on Publishing Your Blog Posts? Trello to the Rescue

We’ve already established that Trello has a variety of unconventional business uses, including planning your webinars and keeping track of your metrics, and now I want to show you how you can manage your blogging system using it as well.

If you’re not already familiar with Trello, it is based on a Japanese concept called “kanban” boards, which help you focus on status in projects as opposed to due dates. This approach gives you a clear indication of where tasks are stopping, or becoming bottlenecks, and it’s visual, which can be appealing to all you right-brained entrepreneurs. :]

So let’s see how you can use Trello to manage your editorial calendar and help you make sure that you never miss publishing an article.

Unconventional Business Uses for Trello

Are you making the most of Trello?

If you’ve been using it to manage your daily to-do list, great!

While it’s an effective tool for organizing tasks, it can be used for so much more than that – which could help you be a more strategic, organized, and productive business owner.

Curious?

Here are four unconventional ways to use Trello for your business.