What Paper or Computer Files Should You Keep?
Judy Cullins c. 2004
As business people we must deal with a great deal of paper and
information from email and the net every day. You need to know however,
that according to the "Pareto Time Management Rule," only
20% of all paper and information is important. That leaves 80% that
is not important. It's just another decision to make as to whether
this information makes your life better or not.
Does this shock you? It did me at first, but now I subscribe to
this motto and let go of all paper and information that doesn't
serve me. It's my new mantra. If the information is important I
make sure it gets filed--either in paper files or on my computer.
More and more I don't use paper files and have learned how to make
new folders of important people or specific information I need to
keep track of.
If you are a stacker, slinger, or stuffer, you can now expand your
power by keeping only what is important to you.
How to File these Important Pieces
If in a paper file organize them alphabetically and vertically
and put a complete name at the top of the manila file folder. Categorize
the kinds of files too: one for household information, another for
the teleclasses and speaking engagements, another for coaching clients,
and another for promotion Online and off.
In a computer word folder organize information alphabetically too.
"My documents" includes these and many more, but with
this technique you will always know where to find the important
information because it's organized and categorized in folders Examples
include: articles to submit, contacts influential, ClickBank, promotion
campaigns by month and of course folders for books in word and PDF.
These folders are the lifeblood of any business.
Make sure you keep only information that supports your best life.
With that 20% make sure you file it so you can find it in less than
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