Go to college, study hard, get an internship, land your first job, save 8-10% of your income every year, work for 40 years, and finally spend the last few years of your life living comfortably. That’s the American dream… right? Well, I don’t know about you, but that’s the American dream I was told about growing up.
I remember someone seeing my inbox on my phone a few months ago and joking about how the number on my email inbox gave them anxiety. I laughed and told them it didn’t bother me. And - to be fair - it didn’t. I’ve never cared much about my email inbox being tidy. I think when I started out my career I told myself I would be at “inbox 0” and that it would allow me to be much more productive and efficient in the workplace.