How do you feel when you think about your inbox?
Overwhelmed? Guilty? A vague sense of dread, perhaps?
Today I want to share one tool which can help you gain more control over your email inbox in 3 ways. I’ve been using it for over a year now and I am loving it!
One handwritten note on a scrappy piece of paper hung above my desk throughout my university years.
It held just one sentence…
What kind of leaders have had the biggest impact on you?
I’ve had the privilege of serving under numerous outstanding leaders, and I’ve noticed that, though they might be very different in personality, background and style, they tend to share some of the same qualities.
What does it mean to live a deliberate life?
Here on the site, we talk about ways to live deliberately with our:
Hearts – in our relationships and inner lives
Heads – in the thoughts and beliefs that shape our world
Hands – in pursuing our giftings and seeking the good of others
One of the most powerful tools we have to shape our world as an outworking of each of these three areas is, for those of us in democratic countries, our vote.
Remember when seeing your friends all the time was easy?
You didn’t think about ‘being intentional about friendships’ or ‘managing personal relationships’. You just hung out. None of you were being particularly deliberate about anything.
But then, of course… life. Careers. Parenthood. Post-grad studies. Business trips.
At some point, you realise you’re just not seeing your friends that often anymore, and you might be going weeks – maybe even months – at a time without anyone outside of your house knowing what’s really going on in your life. Maybe a casual movie or dinner out every couple of months, but really… somewhere along the line in life, friendship stops just happening, and becomes something we have to decide to prioritise.
So how can we do this?