Is your downloads folder a huge mess? Do you find it hard to find email attachments you downloaded a few weeks ago? Do you easily get frustrated trying to find files and documents?
Then you want to listen carefully to today’s episode! We’re going to share with you 3 tips to help you organize your files, folders and documents so you can easily find anything within a few seconds. Even if you have thousands of files and notes laying around, by the end of this episode you’ll know how to organize everything quickly and efficiently.
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- The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:08]
- How this episode can help everybody and why it’s such an important topic [5:15]
- Thanh’s and Brook’s personal digital organization systems [14:30]
- Why you need to take as much care naming the item as you do naming the folder you put it in [17:02]
- Why naming your files appropriately is only advantages with pretty much no disadvantages [28:06]
- Why a simple but very intentional system will usually beat out a “complete” but extremely complicated system [29:57]
- The case for not fiddling with new systems and staying deliberate and intentional [35:17]
- Why using the right tools for the job will save you a lot of time and a lot of headache [37:31]
- Why you need to fall in love with the search functions in your system [44:47]
- Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [50:16]
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- Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind
- The PARA Method: A Universal System for Organizing Digital Information
- How To Build a Second Brain and Be More Organized w/ Tiago Forte (TPS310)
- The Most Effective Way of Organizing Your Files, Folders and Documents
- DTDT – How To Organize Your Files, Folders and Documents (October 6th)
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