Archives By Author: Ajay Goel
The Gmail Genius #34 – How to eliminate email anxiety and take control of your inbox (backed by science)
The 6 rules of email: how to eliminate email anxiety and take control of your inbox today (backed by science) The six very useful evidence-based email guidelines are well worth the read. Email signatures that convert: 25 examples & how to create your own Adding a photo to a digital signature has shown to increaseContinue reading » .
You’re a proponent of checking email first thing in the morning, which is counter to what some people recommend. Do you still subscribe to that? I do still agree with that. A lot of research has shown that your willpower and ability to focus decrease throughout the day. That’s why a lot of people suggestContinue reading » .
How do you approach email each day? Right now, my obsession is to create time for deep and meaningful work. That starts with my routine before I go to sleep. I don’t sleep with the phone in the bedroom. There are no screens—no TV, no laptop, no phone. I’ve been doing this for a fewContinue reading » .
Walk us through your daily email routine. But of course! See, when I wake up in the morning and the alarm gives out a warning, I don’t think I’ll ever make it on time. By the time I grab my books and I give myself a look, I’m at the corner just in time toContinue reading » .
Former Googlers reveal 7 quick fixes for bad email habits The self-professed “recovering email addicts” say that getting to Inbox Zero was actually getting in the way of their real priorities. How to hide Gmail’s ‘Smart Replies’ on your desktop or laptop If you’re just not digging the AI’s simplistic suggestions, Lifehacker will show youContinue reading » .
You’ve said you’re “upending your relationship with email.” What led you to do that? For the last two years I’ve been an entrepreneur. I run my day now, but I spent most of my life—decades—being a staff person. What I’m trying to do in my professional development is ramp up the quality of my life.Continue reading » .
The 9 most annoying email phrases, ranked Never write: “Not sure if you saw my last email…” But if you happen to be a victim of similar passive-aggressive email speak, here’s how you can best respond. Why you should put a little more thought into your out-of-office message This Harvard Business Review article makes theContinue reading » .
What’s your approach to inbox management on a day-to-day basis? So, how frequently I look at email and how frequently I act on email has evolved over the last couple of years or so. Two years back, I was coding a lot of our software and I needed a lot of blocks of time whereContinue reading » .
Are leaders who email at night more efficient? If sending business emails in the evenings had a manifesto, then this is it! Hang on, you can @ people in Gmail? Matthew Hughes at The Next Web took note of this feature in the new Gmail. “Tagging people feels like such a naturally fluid way toContinue reading » .
Describe your personal email habit. I’m a heavy user of Gmail’s feature to turn an email thread into a Gmail Task. I use Gmail Tasks religiously and love flagging emails there to handle later. I don’t get any push notifications to my device for email, instead I check as often as possible since I workContinue reading » .