Organization Is Key

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Are you like me? I’ve got a hundred different projects going on at once (multiple streams of revenue, never put all of your eggs in one basket!), and I’ve got a to-do list that’s a mile long. My way of organizing things was to create seperate text files on my desktop, which contained tasks for my various projects. It got totally out of control, to the point where I had 15 instances of Notepad running on my computer. 🙂

So I decided to get a bit more organized. I opened up Excel, and created a new workbook. From there, I created multiple sheets within the workbook, one for each project I’m working on. The sheets appear as tabs across the bottom of my workbook, and I’m now able to manage a single file with ALL of my tasks listed in it. As I finish a task, I simply delete that line item, and move on to the next thing.

It seems basic, but you wouldn’t believe how efficient this has become! I’m able to quickly scan through the file and see what easy tasks I can bang out, and I can reorganize tasks in order of priority.

Give it a shot, and let me know what you think!


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