The M.A.I.L. System
Control Email, Create Time & Lead Your Business
If you want to bring the 15-Minute Inbox concept to live, i.e. spend only 15 minutes per day on managing your inbox, there are four steps to follow. These steps can be easily remembered as M.A.I.L.:
- Mirrors & Mindsets
- Actions & Automation
- Implement & Integrate
- Leverage & Liberation
1. Mirrors & Mindsets
The first and most important step to get to an empty inbox and to keep it that way is to ensure your mindset is supporting the new “15-Minute Inbox” habits that are required. Mirrors & Mindsets will extensively discuss the non-supportive mindsets, attitudes and behaviors that are underlying the issue of e-mail overload. As well we will explore the current email culture in your organization and what role you play in this.
2. Actions & Automation
Actions that will help you to get to an empty inbox are:
- Reduce the flow of incoming email
- Process your inbox to zero
- Speed up e-mail replies & email reading time
- Deal with your backlog
3. Implement & Integrate
The success of getting to an empty inbox and keeping it like that is 100% in your hands. If you implement the steps, explore your non-supportive mindsets and behaviors and don’t give up, you will get there!
In this section we will offer different support tools that will help you to implement the new habits and to integrate them into your daily behaviour.
4. Leverage & Liberation
The 15-Minute Inbox concept is not only about an empty inbox. It’s about reducing or eliminating the time you spend on e-mail and other distractions that keep you from doing what you’re really good at. Or where you really want to spend your time on.
How could you leverage the concept of 15-Minute Inbox? If people around you would apply the same principles, your life for sure would become easier. And to what other areas in your life could you leverage the principles behind the 15-Minute Inbox?
And most importantly, what will you do with the time you have created? How to become a pro-active business leader instead of a re-active firefighter?