After all the hype, I was very excited for the Calm Inbox course by the Sweet Setup and hoping there would finally be great and new answers to the ever growing problem of email. So I bought it… skimmed through it, and asked for my refund.
It is (I’m starting to think this is the case of all the Sweet Setup courses) extremely basic. There is nothing new in there that hasn’t been repeated in productivity circles for years: unsubscribe, automate, file what you won’t do right now to your task manager (I remember hearing those axioms 5 years ago at a free Asian Efficiency webinar…)
As always with TSS, it is nicely packaged, friendly, not frightening to non-tech people and will probably help those who encounter those ideas for the first time: if you have no idea what I just said in the previous paragraph, then the course might well be for you.
But if you do, despite the promise of bringing something new even if you are a seasoned email veteran, there is nothing new in there. If you already know about the ideal workflows you should put in place, don’t bother taking that course, it won’t teach you differently. I have learned way more on email through the podcasts here. Spend that time to think more about your implementation of that ideal workflow instead (and save money).