034: How to reduce information overload, overload, overload ....!
Simplify how to keep track and break free of the info that is overloading you!
Yes - Keep It Simple Stupid!
As we are eager to learn we get caught up in the thinking that we need to grab evrything in sight to be able to grow into the business. Not entirely a waste of time, energy and computer or notebook space - but!
Let us look at a few things here.
- Copy and paste is quick and easy on a pc - rather than making written notes.
- Filing on the pc is quick and easy - when done properly.
- Being organised is not everyones cup of tea, (or coffee I guess?).
A simple swipe file and folder system - on the computer!
[A swipe file is where we "swipe" info / links / tit-bits / etc and paste or store them in an organised manner in a "file" for later reference].
THE EASY SETUP
Begin by creating a simple word doc, (wordpad or similar), save it to the desktop and named as SWIPE-FILE .
Next, make a "new folder" in "my documents" on your computer - name it ALL SWIPES as then it will appear at the top in the "my documents" folders list.
Open the ALL SWIPES folder and create a new folder named FILING - right click on that folder and make a short cut to the desktop.
We now have:
- A new empty SWIPE-FILE.doc [or other, depending on software programme used].
- A new ALL SWIPES folder in my documents.
- A new FILING folder in the ALL SWIPES folder.
- A short cut to the FILING folder on the Desktop.
- A short cut to the SWIPE-FILE.doc
USING THE EASY SWIPE SYSTEM
When you start your day - open the "SWIPE-FILE.doc" first by double clicking the desktop short cut, you can leave it like that or "minimise it" to the bottom bar. [It is now ready for being used at any time].
Now carry on doing whatever you want on the computer. Assume you now have something that you think is worth keeping - simple copy and paste it into the "SWIPE-FILE" add any notes you may want to add, minimise the swipe file and carry on.
If you download anything - simply select the correct or filing folder and download.
This information can be transferred at another time, thus saving you time - and you know where the info will be. This also means you can read things later instead of now, keeping your focus on the actual task on hand!
INTERNET MARKETERS SWIPE FILE FOLDER SYSTEM
This is an example of a typical internet marketers folders filing system on the computer - (or even a manual system though time and dust consuming!). Simple version.
|--- HUMUROUS STUFF
|--- Pictures of my friends girlfriend
|--- How to rob a bank - and not get caught
This can naturally be altered and or extended per the user requirements.
Learn what you NEED to know - leave the rest - you can learn that later if you so desire - stay focused on the task in hand!
BONUS OF THE BONUSES
It's Prttey fnuny how we can raed tihs einrte snetnece wtih all tehse ltters all out of palce, and we can cnotniue to keep raednig and sitll mekas snece of waht we are raeding. No mttar how mnay tmies you raed tihs oevr and oevr you can sitll mkae snece of it.
How is taht pssoible?
As long as the first and last letter of the word is in its correct position, you can position the middle letters in any order and still make sence of it. Our eyes just glance at the first and last letters of a word.
Thank you for reading - hope it may be of use to someone! Please do the usual - like/hate/comment - as always it is appreciated.
Make it a magic day!