A Checklist for Tackling Digital Overwhelm

A Checklist for Tackling Digital Overwhelm

Recently, my Project Digital Sanity colleagues and I had the great opportunity to present to our peers at the NAPO conference in Phoenix. As part of this, we created a checklist for tackling the endless amount of digital information we receive daily. When we are...

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Organize Your Photos Like a Pro

Organize Your Photos Like a Pro

In the realm of digital information management, the storage and organization of photos may be one of the most difficult things to master.  With digital cameras, we can now shoot an unlimited number of photos easily, and editing programs allow us to customize the look...

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Reduce Procrastination with 3 Powerful Steps

Reduce Procrastination with 3 Powerful Steps

Many of us struggle at times with getting things done due to procrastination. There are many reasons that we might put something off for later; it is a task we don't enjoy, it appears overwhelming, we aren't prioritizing it, we don't have the right knowledge or tools...

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Care for Your Computer

Care for Your Computer

Recently I decided it was about time to clean the crumbs from my computer keyboard and couldn't believe the amount of dust and particles that shot out from under the keys.  While carrying out this small task, I noticed my screen was embarrassingly spotted and smudged...

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Preparing for the Unexpected

Preparing for the Unexpected

We spend a lot of time preparing for events that we expect to occur such as an upcoming presentation, a marathon, or the birth of a child.  Preparing for unexpected emergencies is often more difficult, but just as important.  September is designated as National...

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Who’s Watching You Online?

Who’s Watching You Online?

According to a 2012 infographic from Go-Golf.com, Americans spend 32 hours per month on the internet.  Do you know that when you shop, research, surf and socialize online you may have several third-parties watching your every move?  There are ways you can reduce the...

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Tips and Tools for Managing Electronic Reading

Tips and Tools for Managing Electronic Reading

The information we can choose to read each day is growing at an enormous rate due to the availability of digital information.  Taking into account email messages and attachments, online articles and stories, information shared via networks and cloud systems, and the...

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Managing Your Reading Materials

Managing Your Reading Materials

One of the most popular questions I get from clients and workshop attendees is how to handle the plethora of "things to read" we receive on a daily basis.  This could include magazines, articles, books, email newsletters, internet-based information, or educational...

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The Amazon Finding System

The Amazon Finding System

Last week, I found myself channel-surfing at my local gym to find the right motivational show to watch while I worked out on the elliptical machine.  You may be surprised to hear that I stopped on a news story describing the inner workings of Amazon.com's fulfillment...

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3 Tools to Control Your Email Before It Controls You

3 Tools to Control Your Email Before It Controls You

According to a survey by Osterman Research, the typical worker in a large organization sends or receives 108 emails per day.  If that worker spends about 2 minutes on each email, he is spending 3.6 hours per day on email!  In addition, spam accounts for 20% of all...

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