Episode #71: Inbox zero
The “what” is easy. Craftwork is a specialty coffee shop and vibrant membership-based workspace with locations in Fort Worth (Foundry, Camp Bowie, Magnolia) and Austin (Domain). We serve craft coffee and are a connected coworking space. But you knew that already. Our “why” is our heart – we desire to create spaces and places where our members and customers experience connection and community.
We hope this finds you well. You may have noticed we include the following message at the bottom of The Advocate:
You get a lot of emails (we know). If this is not in the top 10 emails you get today, then you should unsubscribe. Life’s too short to be distracted by emails. Focus fully on the things that matter most.
We add this line because we mean it. The average modern day worker receives 127 emails a day! As amazing as this is, it probably does not surprise you. What is remarkable is that no one has taught us how to manage this type of inflow. This week, we share some practical tips from our friend Max Anderson on how to get to “inbox zero” so you just might be able to focus on the things that matter most.
Max recommends following the “rule of D’s”. For every email in our inbox, we should either delete it, do it, delegate it, or defer it. “Delete It” is straightforward and easy, but we should also consider if we should “unsubscribe” when deleting. “Do it” are responses we can complete in under 2 minutes. “Defer it” are the longer responses and projects that we can keep track of in a separate list so we don’t get sidetracked in getting to inbox zero. A final tip: don’t try to put email in folders or tags. With a good email search, we can save time by simply archiving email and still find everything when we need to. Read the full article from Max with additional helpful resources here.
When you bring a friend who has never been to a Craftwork, we will give them a free drink of their choice (from our basics menu). (Honor code on bringing a friend new to Craftwork. Limit of 1 free drink per customer. Offer expires 10/28/19.)
Friday Throwdown: Come hang with us this Friday, October 25th at our Magnolia Location for our “Dress up and Throwdown”. Come watch our local coffee community/baristas compete their skills at latte art…in costume! 7:30 pm is sign up and first pour is 8:00 pm. Come in a costume of your own! Price is $1 at the door if you are in costume and $5 out of costume.
Sunday Brunch: Looking for a good brunch idea on Sunday, October 27? We are partnering with our friends at Blackland Distillery and Magdalena’s to put on a great experience at the Blackland’s Tasting room in the Foundry District. See all the details and get your tickets here.