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First Steps Video: Stay Out of Your Inbox

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-30-10

Each Monday we are releasing small ideas that require only 15 minutes of effort to try, but they can still serve as your first steps on the lean journey. The First Steps Video Series is meant to make it easier to begin the journey – get some improvement, and some learning, and then take another step. If you can’t find 15 minutes to try something new, then the problem is you…and you don’t want to be the problem, do you?

This week, we talk about how counterproductive it can be to start the day in your inbox. Instead, start with a priority task. Even if you delay getting to your inbox by 15 minutes, it will set the right tone for the day. Learn more by watching this short video:

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If you can’t view the video, try this link.

Comments

  • I will be starting this tomorrow. I did it today, but that was by accident. I didn’t have time to start in my inbox because I had a meeting immediately this morning. Reflecting back, it did cause me to focus on the value added stuff more.

    Matt Wrye August 30, 2010 at 5:09 pm
  • I will be starting this tomorrow. I did it today, but that was by accident. I didn’t have time to start in my inbox because I had a meeting immediately this morning. Reflecting back, it did cause me to focus on the value added stuff more.

    Matt Wrye August 30, 2010 at 5:09 pm
  • I will be starting this tomorrow. I did it today, but that was by accident. I didn’t have time to start in my inbox because I had a meeting immediately this morning. Reflecting back, it did cause me to focus on the value added stuff more.

    Matt Wrye August 30, 2010 at 5:09 pm