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Email Challenge Day 1 – Cut Your Email Time in Half

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We’re in the middle of the biggest epidemic in today’s digital world.

In fact, I am so sure you are being affected by this ever-growing digital tsunami, that I’ve set up a challenge for you (and yes, you’ll be able to win some pretty cool prizes, so be sure to read this post all the way to the end)….

But first, if you’re anything like the 95% of knowledge workers in today’s society, chances are your inbox is not the most organized place in the world.

And why this might not seem like a big deal to you, it’s hurting you in more ways than you’d think.

For the average worker, reading and responding to email takes 3/4 as much time as most daily role-specific tasks. This is causing a direct result on your time management, wellness, and finances.

In fact, a recent study revealed that the average U.S. worker spends over 6 hours checking email every single day!

Six hours of sporadic interruptions, urgent tasks, co-worker updates, distracting junk mail….

This statistic really comes to no surprise at all, since in this technical era, we send over 200 billion emails each day.

And while advances in work, business, and personal communication is an amazing feat, there has become a problem with this.

Recent discoveries have shown the extreme impact that checking your email has on your overall performance, not only at work, but within your personal life and goals as well.

The Editor in Chief of the Fiscal Times, Jacqueline Leo quotes, “One look at your email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus.”

One look…

That doesn’t even take into account the cumulative cost of mismanaged emails or the harm hyperconnectivity can cause your personal life. Psychologists have even called email a “toxic form of stress.”

In my own life, I started to realize the direct correlation between my inbox and my own productivity, not to mention how I was unknowingly allowing it to bleed into my personal life.

And since it’s my #1 goal to make YOUR life as efficient and productive as possible, I knew I needed to come up with a solution to this. Because how could I help you, without helping myself first?

So after a year of research, trials, tests, and failures, my team and I uncovered some pretty amazing methods that changed everything.

That’s what we want to share with you now.

Over the next 5 days we want to help you cut down your email time in half. If you’re spending 10 hours a day on email, we’ll help you get to 5. If you’re at 6 hours (like the average person), we’ll get it to 3.

This will be the beginning of more personal time and freedom within your life. Whether it’s a few more hours to spend with your family, on your hobbies, or even advancing in your career, I want to help you get there.

Because in the end, do you want to be known for your contribution to society, your dedication to your family, or….your swift email responses?

So here it is…

Your Day 1 Challenge: Record How Often You Check Your Email

The first step of the challenge is to record how often you check your email. This could be on your phone, tablet or computer.

The purpose of this is to get a measurement in place as a starting point. You wouldn’t start a fitness journey without knowing your body fat…just like you won’t start this email challenge without knowing how often you check your email.

Once you have this number in place, you can bring awareness to the progress we’ll make together.

Here are our two recommendations to record it:

1. Take a sheet of paper and put a dot on it each time you check your email.

This could be a pocket notebook or a piece of paper you carry with you. Any time you check email, put a little dot on it with a pen.

2. Set a reminder to go off every hour to remind you to record how often you checked email in the past hour.

You can setup these reminders on your phone. Anytime you get an alert, write down somewhere how often you checked email in the past hour.

The key to making this all work: be honest. There’s no shame in this. Once we know what this number is, we can track if we’re making improvements to it (which will come in later in the challenge.)

At the end of the day, count how often you checked email. We’ll need this number for tomorrow.

The Prizes You Can Win

To motivate you to cut your email time in half and break your inbox addiction, we’re even giving you the chance to win some pretty cool prizes.

The first prize is the new Apple Watch (series 3). This is the one that just got announced last week and worth $329.

The second prize is the Amazon Echo (valued at $180) which is our favorite home automation gadget.

The third is a Fitbit Charge 2 (value $150) that we love for tracking our health indicators, daily steps and the number of calories we’ve burnt.

 

So how do you win?

1. Leave a comment every day on the challenge blog posts. Start now with this one!
2. All submissions have to be completed before September 25, 2017.
3. A week later 3 random people will be selected as winners.

Check out some of our past winners…

To get started, leave a comment behind on here with “Yes I am in!”. That way we know you’re eligible and that you’re committed to cutting your email time in half (and start breaking the inbox addiction).

Good luck everyone!

Thanh & the Asian Efficiency Team

Update: Day 2 is now live.

 

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268 Comments

Posted by Nathan Lowrie  | September 18, 2017 at 9:17AM | Reply

Yes, I am so totally in.

Posted by Mary  | September 18, 2017 at 10:26AM | Reply

Yes I’m in! Excellent timing, I need this!

Posted by Ravinder  | September 18, 2017 at 11:25AM | Reply

I am in

Posted by Kim  | September 18, 2017 at 12:33PM | Reply

I’m in!!!

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I am in!

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I’m in!

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Yes I am in!

Posted by Monica  | September 18, 2017 at 1:49PM | Reply

Great challenge!

Posted by Eric  | September 18, 2017 at 1:49PM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by sam  | September 18, 2017 at 1:50PM | Reply

I want get off the email train to lost time. I am in!

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I’m in!

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Yes! I’m in.

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Yes I am in.

Posted by Patricia  | September 18, 2017 at 1:53PM | Reply

Ohhh I need this, great timing! Definitely in!

Posted by Eric  | September 18, 2017 at 1:53PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in.

Posted by Henry  | September 18, 2017 at 1:54PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by schmackes  | September 18, 2017 at 1:55PM | Reply

And one more is up to the challenge

Posted by Sonya  | September 18, 2017 at 1:56PM | Reply

I’m in!!

Posted by Sneha  | September 18, 2017 at 1:56PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Sara  | September 18, 2017 at 1:56PM | Reply

I’m all in!

Posted by Sue  | September 18, 2017 at 1:57PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Gary Smith  | September 18, 2017 at 1:57PM | Reply

I’m in, too! Looking forward to further improvements.

Posted by Bernice  | September 18, 2017 at 1:58PM | Reply

Ready to go.

Posted by Tim Bauer  | September 18, 2017 at 1:59PM | Reply

Yes I’m in!

Posted by JenBou  | September 18, 2017 at 1:59PM | Reply

Oh, I am totally in…it is only 2pm and I have checked my email over sixty times….help me….

Posted by Jon  | September 18, 2017 at 1:59PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in!

Posted by Alex Ferrero  | September 18, 2017 at 2:00PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Andrea  | September 18, 2017 at 2:00PM | Reply

I am in

Posted by Joe Powers  | September 18, 2017 at 2:02PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in!

Posted by Tor Sten  | September 18, 2017 at 2:03PM | Reply

I am in

Posted by Shari  | September 18, 2017 at 2:04PM | Reply

I’m in

Posted by Kevin  | September 18, 2017 at 2:05PM | Reply

In.

Posted by Stewart Marshall  | September 18, 2017 at 2:06PM | Reply

Is it worth having an app that tracks the time you spend in the app? One thing I’ve set on my email client (postbox) is a timer for when I write emails. I see a timer whenever I’m writing an email that tells me how long I’ve had that compose window open! Very helpful!

Posted by Vickie Ruggiero  | September 18, 2017 at 2:07PM | Reply

I’m in. My email is open in the background all day at work, so I am looking at it every few minutes!

Posted by Cheryl  | September 18, 2017 at 2:09PM | Reply

I’m in too.

Posted by Colleen  | September 18, 2017 at 2:12PM | Reply

I can’t believe the average person spends 6 hours a day on email! But like you said, tracking is key, so I guess I’m in.

Posted by Diana  | September 18, 2017 at 2:15PM | Reply

I am in!

Posted by Adam  | September 18, 2017 at 2:16PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Beth  | September 18, 2017 at 2:18PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Brian  | September 18, 2017 at 2:19PM | Reply

Thanks for the tips. I have gotten down to 2 email “checks” per day. I put checks in quotes because I do see email on my phone continuously but am just looking for the word urgent. I have trained my team to start a subject off with the word if they need immediate action. Save a lot of heartache.

Posted by Clara  | September 18, 2017 at 2:22PM | Reply

I’m In

Posted by Melissa  | September 18, 2017 at 2:24PM | Reply

This is not the first time I’ve done the challenge but it never hurts to brush up! Because inevitably, we all fall off the wagon every once in awhile! (Even David Allen falls off the wagon!)

I’m in!

Posted by Niran  | September 18, 2017 at 2:26PM | Reply

I’m in.

Posted by Tim Howell  | September 18, 2017 at 2:28PM | Reply

Yes I’m in – bring it on!

Posted by Raymond Perez  | September 18, 2017 at 2:32PM | Reply

I am so pleased to take this on. I know my time gets eaten up in email. I’m really looking for changes coming from this process. I love your site,products , and advice.

Posted by Alicia  | September 18, 2017 at 2:32PM | Reply

I’m in and I am scared to know how many times a day I check my email! I know better… but hey! Knowing and doing are different!

Posted by Linh  | September 18, 2017 at 2:34PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Torsten  | September 18, 2017 at 2:37PM | Reply

Ready to take the challenge :-)

Posted by Sumeet  | September 18, 2017 at 2:38PM | Reply

I’m in! Let’s do this

Posted by Susanne  | September 18, 2017 at 2:38PM | Reply

Ready to go!

Posted by CBK  | September 18, 2017 at 2:43PM | Reply

I am in.

Posted by Milan  | September 18, 2017 at 2:44PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Brenda  | September 18, 2017 at 2:46PM | Reply

I’m in.

Posted by Jenny K  | September 18, 2017 at 2:47PM | Reply

Yes I’m in!!! Very important topic. Love the prizes too.

Posted by Terry L  | September 18, 2017 at 2:54PM | Reply

I am absolutely in on this challenge!

Posted by Karen  | September 18, 2017 at 2:59PM | Reply

Yes, I am in. Currently married to my phone email. Starts when I wake up and ends when I go to sleep. Shut off during meetings but otherwise it is constant.

Posted by NS  | September 18, 2017 at 3:10PM | Reply

Count me in.. who doesn’t need more free time..

Posted by Jung  | September 18, 2017 at 3:11PM | Reply

Yepper, I’m in.

Posted by Lindsey  | September 18, 2017 at 3:15PM | Reply

Yes I am in and starting tomorrow!!

Posted by Jeffrey  | September 18, 2017 at 3:20PM | Reply

Day one.

Posted by Jerry johnson  | September 18, 2017 at 3:22PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Mary Hunt  | September 18, 2017 at 3:25PM | Reply

It is eye-opening to see how many times I check email!

Posted by Peter D  | September 18, 2017 at 3:29PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Tommy Williams  | September 18, 2017 at 3:45PM | Reply

Looking forward to the challenge.

Posted by hfg  | September 18, 2017 at 3:45PM | Reply

Yes I am in! I know I check my e-mail way too much! I am committed to this challenge

-Good luck everyone

Posted by Marcel  | September 18, 2017 at 3:45PM | Reply

I am in!

Posted by Thomas  | September 18, 2017 at 3:45PM | Reply

I am in!

Posted by Barry Williams  | September 18, 2017 at 3:48PM | Reply

I’m In!

Posted by Don Pavlik  | September 18, 2017 at 3:57PM | Reply

I am in, already have started tracking the number of times I have checked email today.

Posted by Mark Badeau  | September 18, 2017 at 4:10PM | Reply

I’m in

Posted by Mat  | September 18, 2017 at 4:14PM | Reply

Will do the counting tomorrow, today was totally irregular and unrepresentative. Planning to read the blog post every evening, chiming in by then.
I am sure that I am completely underestimating the number of checks as a way of self-protection
A Happy challenge, efficient folks!

Posted by Christi  | September 18, 2017 at 4:19PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by A Connor  | September 18, 2017 at 4:20PM | Reply

I’m so in!

Posted by Chris  | September 18, 2017 at 4:21PM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Chris Davidson  | September 18, 2017 at 4:22PM | Reply

I’m in! Looking forward to it. This is a bad habit that I need to break.

Posted by MLG  | September 18, 2017 at 4:23PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Thomas McAllister  | September 18, 2017 at 4:30PM | Reply

I am in!!! Great idea with an amazing prize !

Posted by Thomas McAllister  | September 18, 2017 at 4:31PM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Crystal Ventura  | September 18, 2017 at 4:34PM | Reply

Yes, I’m definitely in!! Looking forward to the challenge.

Posted by Art Wheat  | September 18, 2017 at 4:34PM | Reply

I’m in!

…and I wished I checked my email earlier, I could have been tracking this today!

Posted by Faith A.  | September 18, 2017 at 4:37PM | Reply

Yes I am in! Can’t wait to take control of my time and my inbox!

Posted by Jennifer R  | September 18, 2017 at 4:52PM | Reply

I’m in!!

Posted by Lukas Vézina  | September 18, 2017 at 4:52PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in!

Posted by Andy  | September 18, 2017 at 4:59PM | Reply

Yes, I am in! I am in!!!

Posted by Jessica  | September 18, 2017 at 5:00PM | Reply

I’m in! But the first challenge will be tough since I just keep my inbox open most of the time…..Ugh.

Posted by Josh Click  | September 18, 2017 at 5:12PM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Samuel  | September 18, 2017 at 5:19PM | Reply

I’m in.

Posted by Jordan  | September 18, 2017 at 5:25PM | Reply

Great timing. Looking forward to this!

Posted by Carolina  | September 18, 2017 at 5:25PM | Reply

Day one of challenge: making it real. :)

Posted by Anthony J  | September 18, 2017 at 5:28PM | Reply

Yes. I’m in also !

Posted by Barb  | September 18, 2017 at 5:31PM | Reply

Yes, I am in!

Posted by Chris Rodney  | September 18, 2017 at 5:32PM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Gideon  | September 18, 2017 at 5:37PM | Reply

I’m in. Keen to see how this goes whilst working remotely overseas for these 2 weeks.

Posted by Edgar  | September 18, 2017 at 5:41PM | Reply

Count me in

Posted by Lynn  | September 18, 2017 at 5:52PM | Reply

I’m in.

Posted by Jim  | September 18, 2017 at 5:57PM | Reply

I’m in.

Posted by Steve Page  | September 18, 2017 at 5:58PM | Reply

I’m in…since my phone chimes every 2 mins with a new email…i’m not sure I can keep count.

Posted by Madeline Milagros  | September 18, 2017 at 6:01PM | Reply

I’m definitely in! :)

Posted by Christine N  | September 18, 2017 at 6:12PM | Reply

I’m in! I’m also afraid to find out how many times I check my email… Thanks!

Posted by Jim  | September 18, 2017 at 6:14PM | Reply

Currently at 138 checks of email today. This wont include my cellphone email checks tonight.

Posted by Hayley P  | September 18, 2017 at 6:16PM | Reply

I’m in! I’m working on getting ready to implementing my first 12 Week Year, and also using David Seah’s TPT sheets combined with the Focus Keeper timetracker, so today was my first day of cutting down on checking emails, before I even saw this post (because I didn’t check my personal email until 5:00 pm!). I had my task list and stuck to it, with dedicated time to check email, so today I checked it three times, spending 30 minutes each time clearing it out and working through associated tasks. Then I checked my personal email at the end of the work day. I love the Productivity Show podcast, it’s given me so much inspiration to get organized and be much more intentional!

Posted by Steve  | September 18, 2017 at 6:17PM | Reply

I’m in, but it will be a Tuesday start for me as I’m in the UK. Keen to break the addiction!

Posted by Jay Hancock  | September 18, 2017 at 6:19PM | Reply

I’m In!

Posted by Dr. Buddy  | September 18, 2017 at 6:20PM | Reply

The teacher has appeared! ( E.I. , I’m in )

Posted by Nícolas Dias  | September 18, 2017 at 6:29PM | Reply

I’m in this challenge !

Posted by Duncan  | September 18, 2017 at 6:59PM | Reply

I’m in…. and already terrified to count up all those little dots! Yikes – draws some focus and quantifiable data to it!

Posted by KG  | September 18, 2017 at 7:03PM | Reply

I’m in!!

Posted by Lana  | September 18, 2017 at 7:03PM | Reply

In

Posted by Jonathan Wheeler  | September 18, 2017 at 7:10PM | Reply

I’m in! I’ve checked my email 2x so far today.

Posted by rachael  | September 18, 2017 at 7:17PM | Reply

I’m game

Posted by Jason  | September 18, 2017 at 7:25PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Jason  | September 18, 2017 at 7:26PM | Reply

I’m in!!

Posted by Susana  | September 18, 2017 at 7:32PM | Reply

Yes I’m in

Posted by Todd  | September 18, 2017 at 7:40PM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Paul L  | September 18, 2017 at 7:52PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Bill  | September 18, 2017 at 7:52PM | Reply

I’m in

Posted by Jake Browning  | September 18, 2017 at 7:55PM | Reply

Count me In!

Posted by Jim  | September 18, 2017 at 7:55PM | Reply

Yes, I am in!

Posted by Edward  | September 18, 2017 at 7:56PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Melanie  | September 18, 2017 at 8:01PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Myru  | September 18, 2017 at 8:25PM | Reply

Yes, I am in!

Posted by John  | September 18, 2017 at 8:26PM | Reply

Yes, I am in. Is the challenge for business, personal e-mail, or both? I feel compelled to keep up with business e-mail, but I tend to scan my personal e-mail for important messages a couple of times each day and ignore the rest.

Posted by Kacy  | September 18, 2017 at 8:43PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by mark  | September 18, 2017 at 8:47PM | Reply

challenge…accepted

Posted by Diana  | September 18, 2017 at 8:50PM | Reply

Yep, just took the productivity quiz and it said email was my worst habit. So I better get on this….

Posted by Diana  | September 18, 2017 at 8:51PM | Reply

Oops, I meant: Yes, I am in!

Posted by Tyler  | September 18, 2017 at 8:52PM | Reply

Yes, I am in!

Posted by Mike  | September 18, 2017 at 8:52PM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Shay Greer  | September 18, 2017 at 9:03PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in! I check my email way too many times and I always feel pressured to respond asap. Much of my job depends on emailed communication and about 30% requires a response within a 4 hour window. Even when it doesn’t require an immediate response, I feel like the sender is sitting there wondering why I haven’t replied. Can’t wait to see what tips you have for us!

Posted by Dani Smith  | September 18, 2017 at 9:20PM | Reply

Perfect timing!

Posted by Andrew  | September 18, 2017 at 9:30PM | Reply

I’m in .. although your challenge starts on Tuesday in the great south land ;)

Posted by Damashe  | September 18, 2017 at 9:32PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in

Posted by Richard  | September 18, 2017 at 9:45PM | Reply

I’m in! Looking forward to converting my email time to something more meaningful.

Posted by Fran  | September 18, 2017 at 9:56PM | Reply

I am in!

Posted by Jonathan  | September 18, 2017 at 9:58PM | Reply

Yes I’m in to get my free time back!

Posted by Tracy B  | September 18, 2017 at 10:02PM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Marti  | September 18, 2017 at 10:11PM | Reply

Oh yes, I am IN!

Posted by David  | September 18, 2017 at 10:18PM | Reply

Count me in!

Posted by Lauri  | September 18, 2017 at 10:22PM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Jason  | September 18, 2017 at 10:22PM | Reply

Yes, I am in!

Posted by Sanjay  | September 18, 2017 at 10:29PM | Reply

I am in!!

Posted by Dayna  | September 18, 2017 at 10:34PM | Reply

I am in. I’ll give this a try.

It’s late in the day, and I’m not sure how many times I checked it today. Interested in paying attention and finding out tomorrow.

Starting point will be zero emails after I process the next eight tonight. I’ll see if I can see if I can control the impulse to check for more throughout the day tomorrow.

Posted by Amy  | September 18, 2017 at 10:53PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Oren  | September 18, 2017 at 10:56PM | Reply

I’m in.

Posted by Carlos  | September 18, 2017 at 10:56PM | Reply

All IN and already counting!

Posted by Alan  | September 18, 2017 at 11:02PM | Reply

I’m in! Thanks.

Posted by Alan  | September 18, 2017 at 11:02PM | Reply

I’m in! Thanks.

Posted by Benjamin Marshan  | September 18, 2017 at 11:08PM | Reply

I’m in.

Posted by Rajagopal ParthaSarathi  | September 18, 2017 at 11:15PM | Reply

I am so in …

Posted by Ruksana  | September 18, 2017 at 11:23PM | Reply

Yeah I’m in

Posted by Dan Roberson  | September 18, 2017 at 11:25PM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Mark  | September 18, 2017 at 11:29PM | Reply

Yes, I am in!

Posted by Hollie  | September 18, 2017 at 11:45PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in

Posted by Hilary Morris  | September 18, 2017 at 11:45PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Michael  | September 18, 2017 at 11:45PM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by H richard  | September 18, 2017 at 11:47PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in!

Posted by Srilekha Nuli  | September 18, 2017 at 11:47PM | Reply

Yeah, I’m in. :)

Posted by Toby  | September 19, 2017 at 12:19AM | Reply

“Yes I am in!”

Posted by Bryan  | September 19, 2017 at 12:39AM | Reply

I’m in! I already know my number will disappoint me, but I need to improve!

Posted by Caro  | September 19, 2017 at 12:45AM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by cynthia  | September 19, 2017 at 12:49AM | Reply

i’m in

Posted by Helena  | September 19, 2017 at 12:50AM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Leah  | September 19, 2017 at 12:58AM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Elaine Sellors  | September 19, 2017 at 12:59AM | Reply

Yes Please. I’m in.

Posted by Daniel  | September 19, 2017 at 1:04AM | Reply

In and counting!

Posted by Susanna  | September 19, 2017 at 1:05AM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Joe P.  | September 19, 2017 at 1:34AM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by M. K. Hasaan  | September 19, 2017 at 1:56AM | Reply

I’m in…

Posted by Lucius  | September 19, 2017 at 2:05AM | Reply

Well, I’m using Sanebox and I drastically reduced the time spent on checking and reading emails.

Before using Sanebox, I had a fear that I would miss important mails and check the inbox frequently. But now with Sanebox trained according to my preference, I only check the inbox once, or at most twice, a day. Usually I check it in the end of the day before I went to sleep. So I dump everything in my mind to my GTD workflow.

Posted by Simon  | September 19, 2017 at 2:21AM | Reply

“Yes I am in!

Posted by Mark Flournoy  | September 19, 2017 at 2:26AM | Reply

Ok. Checked my email (on PC) approx 9 times. That’s too much.

Posted by Heather  | September 19, 2017 at 2:29AM | Reply

Ok, I will be in. I feel relatively happy with my email strategies at work, (lots of rules to keep track of requests for actions that come in daily), but I’ll try out your strategies to see if I can get more efficient and still be effective. :)

Posted by Kwame  | September 19, 2017 at 3:33AM | Reply

I’m in it to win it !

Posted by AA  | September 19, 2017 at 4:01AM | Reply

Yes
I am in

Posted by Jarrod  | September 19, 2017 at 4:20AM | Reply

I’m in. Worked at remote office today and don’t open Outlook so today’s count will be down. Will check tomorrow. Know I do it too much

Posted by António FS  | September 19, 2017 at 4:29AM | Reply

Count me in

Posted by Paul  | September 19, 2017 at 4:37AM | Reply

I’m in

Posted by Amanda Donovan  | September 19, 2017 at 5:08AM | Reply

I am in!

Posted by Karen  | September 19, 2017 at 5:15AM | Reply

I am in! And counting

Posted by Keri  | September 19, 2017 at 5:23AM | Reply

I am definitely in!

Posted by Britta  | September 19, 2017 at 5:33AM | Reply

I am in!

Posted by Rob  | September 19, 2017 at 5:36AM | Reply

I am in, looking forward to learning how to avoid the email distractions.

Posted by Arlene  | September 19, 2017 at 6:12AM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Ryan Smith  | September 19, 2017 at 6:36AM | Reply

Yes I’m in and excited!

Posted by Robin  | September 19, 2017 at 7:16AM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Thomas  | September 19, 2017 at 7:23AM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Katie  | September 19, 2017 at 7:37AM | Reply

Perfect timing for me! Count me in!

Posted by Carien Schmidt  | September 19, 2017 at 7:37AM | Reply

Yes, I am in!

Posted by Matthew  | September 19, 2017 at 7:42AM | Reply

Yes, I am in!

Posted by Helen Gunther  | September 19, 2017 at 8:01AM | Reply

Yes I’m in

Posted by Genevieve Krahn  | September 19, 2017 at 8:17AM | Reply

Yes…I’m in!

Posted by Gen  | September 19, 2017 at 8:19AM | Reply

Yes…I’m in!

Posted by Adele  | September 19, 2017 at 8:47AM | Reply

Yes, I am in!!

Posted by Oli  | September 19, 2017 at 9:05AM | Reply

In!

Posted by Laura  | September 19, 2017 at 9:08AM | Reply

Wow! I don’t even know where to begin. I have multiple email accounts that remain open on my two desktop computer screens & laptop on my desk ALL day. I do hit inbox zero daily but I know I am spending way too much time on email & it is a constant distraction as well. Excited for this challenge!

Posted by Sonya  | September 19, 2017 at 10:29AM | Reply

Getting started a day late, but I’m in! I waste SO much time in my inbox!

Posted by David  | September 19, 2017 at 10:35AM | Reply

I’m In! This will be a true test if I’ve been listening to all your emails and podcasts!

Posted by Katie  | September 19, 2017 at 10:49AM | Reply

Yes, I’m in. I’ve been checking it more often lately and I need to cut it back!

Posted by Cindy  | September 19, 2017 at 11:11AM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Matt Schmalzried  | September 19, 2017 at 11:27AM | Reply

Yes, I am in!

Posted by Bob  | September 19, 2017 at 11:42AM | Reply

I’m totally in!

Posted by Heather  | September 19, 2017 at 11:51AM | Reply

It’s only been a few hours and I’ve already checked it 20 times!

Posted by Jennifer Reeder  | September 19, 2017 at 11:59AM | Reply

Yes; I’m in!

Posted by Deirdre Shoemaker  | September 19, 2017 at 12:34PM | Reply

This will be scary.

Posted by Steven  | September 19, 2017 at 12:42PM | Reply

I’m in!!!

Posted by Ben Mahlaku  | September 19, 2017 at 1:23PM | Reply

Yes. I am up for the challenge!

Posted by Katie Evans  | September 19, 2017 at 1:35PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in!

Posted by TR Elass  | September 19, 2017 at 2:06PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in!

Posted by TR Elass  | September 19, 2017 at 2:06PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in…

Posted by Tim H.  | September 19, 2017 at 3:07PM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Paul  | September 19, 2017 at 3:28PM | Reply

In, better late than never. ;-)

Posted by David Mullens  | September 19, 2017 at 3:52PM | Reply

I’m in as well.

Posted by Tamika  | September 19, 2017 at 3:57PM | Reply

I am in the challenge!

Posted by Lynne  | September 19, 2017 at 5:35PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in!

Posted by Doha  | September 19, 2017 at 5:46PM | Reply

Yes, I’m in

Posted by Pat L  | September 19, 2017 at 6:30PM | Reply

Yes I am innnn-box zeroing!!!

Posted by Karen  | September 19, 2017 at 6:52PM | Reply

Yes I’m in!!

Posted by Liz Rolle  | September 19, 2017 at 8:03PM | Reply

Yes I am in! Anything to make better use of my precious time!

Posted by James  | September 19, 2017 at 9:13PM | Reply

Totally need this. Therefore I’m in!

Posted by Gigi  | September 19, 2017 at 9:20PM | Reply

Yes I’m in!

Posted by Jess  | September 20, 2017 at 12:47AM | Reply

Yes! I am IN!!

Posted by Don  | September 20, 2017 at 5:45AM | Reply

I am in.

Posted by Anne Fry  | September 20, 2017 at 6:20AM | Reply

I got 11 times

Posted by Dominik  | September 20, 2017 at 7:06AM | Reply

I’m in (starting Sept. 20 with Day 1)

Posted by Dayna Flumerfelt  | September 20, 2017 at 8:14AM | Reply

I started late but said I’d report back about how many times I checked email yesterday. While conscious of it, I checked 12 times.

Posted by Randall Million  | September 20, 2017 at 8:48AM | Reply

Yes, I am in. Let’s do this thing.

Posted by Luisa Frias  | September 20, 2017 at 9:43AM | Reply

Does this count as “checking email”? Lol. So sooo close to continual Inbox Zero…yet sooo far…xx

Posted by Stéphane  | September 20, 2017 at 10:20AM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Gabriel R.  | September 20, 2017 at 10:36AM | Reply

I’m in! Starting this on Wed 9/20, excited to see how to get email under control for improved productivity!

Posted by Allan Miller  | September 20, 2017 at 10:41AM | Reply

yes I’m in

Posted by James Holmes  | September 20, 2017 at 11:04AM | Reply

All in! I can feel the anxiety level going down already!

Posted by Susan C  | September 20, 2017 at 12:04PM | Reply

Between work and personal, I consciously checked my email about 40 times yesterday. Way more than I would have thought….

Posted by Ellen G  | September 20, 2017 at 12:16PM | Reply

I am so in for this!

Posted by Bryan Thompson  | September 20, 2017 at 3:40PM | Reply

Hello, Asian Efficiency team.
Love your work and what you bring to the table!
Also, love the Escape Your Email training. Thanks for it!
Looking forward to the challenge here.
Yes, I am in!
Bryan

Posted by Josh Adams  | September 20, 2017 at 5:34PM | Reply

Yes, I’m In!

Posted by Kelley  | September 20, 2017 at 8:32PM | Reply

Never too late to start :)

Posted by Bob Wollyung  | September 20, 2017 at 8:41PM | Reply

late to the game, but I’m in. Starting 9/20

Posted by Emil  | September 21, 2017 at 4:49AM | Reply

I’m in!

Posted by Shelly  | September 21, 2017 at 10:23AM | Reply

I am in

Posted by Mary  | September 21, 2017 at 11:11AM | Reply

Better late than never: I’m in!

Posted by Karen  | September 21, 2017 at 11:23AM | Reply

I’m In!!!

Posted by Angel F  | September 21, 2017 at 2:06PM | Reply

I’m in! Need this alot. I purhcased the primer and have been working a step at a time. It is working beautifully. I check email maybe 2 times a day. Unless someone tells me I have a truly important item (kids paperwork for college-needing signatures).
Other wise it waits for email time.

Thank you!

Posted by Al  | September 21, 2017 at 2:09PM | Reply

Starting late, but, yes, I am in!

Posted by Ashley  | September 21, 2017 at 3:13PM | Reply

So helpful for work! I’m in.

Posted by Adam  | September 21, 2017 at 6:09PM | Reply

I’m in, if a tad late. I’ve been avoiding my inbox, that works right? ;)

Posted by James W.  | September 21, 2017 at 8:04PM | Reply

Yes I am in!

Posted by Eric  | September 21, 2017 at 9:55PM | Reply

I’m down.

Posted by Aaron Parinayakosol  | September 22, 2017 at 2:30AM | Reply

I need this discipline :P

Posted by Vijay Srikantapuram  | September 22, 2017 at 8:04AM | Reply

Heck yeah! I’m in.

Posted by Kenny  | September 22, 2017 at 9:24AM | Reply

I love this idea. Let’s do it.

Posted by Kristen Smith  | September 22, 2017 at 11:44AM | Reply

Yes, I’m in!

Posted by Neil  | September 22, 2017 at 3:04PM | Reply

Tired of living in my inbox. I’m in.

Posted by Valerie  | September 23, 2017 at 3:59AM | Reply

Dread my mailbox. I’m in!

Posted by Pamela  | September 23, 2017 at 10:53AM | Reply

Starting this week (the Jewish Holidays made last week a rough time to do it).

Posted by christine mcmullin  | September 23, 2017 at 9:15PM | Reply

I’m in. I really need this.

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