I've gotten to the point after Thousands and thousands and thousands of conversations and emails that I know EXACTLy what someone is going to say in an email or phone call based on what i sent them in the email with maybe 76% of the conversations I have.
You'd think with that skill doing email would be a cinch, and it COULD if I set it up, but email takes me forever. I like to respone to most all emails I get and iif there was a a way -- when in the same train of thought of writing the email -- of already writing a response to their response (this is like chess email now that I think about it LOL) then I oculd just send that when/if they respond. But keep track of all those would get overly complex.
As a reesult I get an email in inbox and I know what the person wrote in it and I don't want to deal with it because frankly I'll start trying to solve their problems and blah....my email is complex. I have about 30 gmail labels( which is excessive but I LIKE).
I want to rifle through emails in like 5 minutes and keep a clean inbox hhhmm I guess if I don't want to deal with an email because it "may require a length response and/or is low priority" i oculd just label it as _action as I've done (or star it, implying action" to get it out of inbox. Hhhmmm okay cool I 'll do that I guess. But basically I have to change my aggreements with myself because I feel this need to answer every email and have a very warm thought to NOT get lost in writing an email (where I lose track of other things I need to work on -- the hundreds of projects).
Hhmm I've got a lot going on with projects.
one of the biggest problems is gmail is STUCK in FIFO and I need LIFO (reverse chronological order) that sends me through hell and I can get around that by using mac mail, but then can't utilize the gmail fast keycommand labeling (which is sweet).
So...yeah. I basically hate my bookmarks and email at the moment.
The vision I have is just having like a 20 minute email crunch time and massively completing like dozens in clean efficient polished "DONE" manner and then I'm done and don't worry about it. right now it's the opposite. I have like MASSIVE psychological baggage tied in with my inbox and half-store actionablies in inbox and half-store them in "_action' labels..
I need my email and bookmarks to flow as smoothly as my real-life home-office system which is CLEAN-cut and sharp and smooth with captures for everything and inboxes and a defined Clean, clear, and cutting system. The email system is getting there in terms of sharpness with archiving (and labels) but is amorphorous and vague compared to the highly crisp real-life stuff system I have going with snail mail inbox, papers, filing etc.