[Video] Taking Time To Organize Written Notes In Your Digital System

[Video] Taking Time To Organize Written Notes In Your Digital System

In this video I share with you my process for transferring my written notes into my digital filing system. I use Evernote, but this can work with any note taking app or software. Listen in and let me know your thoughts and what you use currently to marry digital with paper.

The Process:

  1. Set aside 1 to 2 hours. Especially if you have a large load of notes.
  2. I took a photo of the notebook
  3. Scanned the pages
  4. Tear up and toss the scrap of paper or file the notebook.
  5. To maintain – schedule time weekly to keep up to date and not get a backlog of notes to scan and have to devote hours.

 

Benefits:

  1. Helped me remember things I had written long ago.
  2. A great way to review how far you’ve come and what you have accomplished. (You don’t have to wait until the end of the year!)
  3. Helps keep you motivated and creativity flowing.

 

Choose Your Route

Route 1:

Scan to a generic notebooks, then organize where it goes later. You just need to make sure that you schedule the follow up.

Route 2:

Scan where it goes to from the start. This takes longer so you will need to schedule the necessary time and you may need to break it into sessions.

 

Want to learn how to use Evernote like a pro? Enroll in my Evernote Course now!

 

[Video] Why Business Automation

[Video] Why Business Automation

In this video I talk about why business automation is important, why you should be thinking about that whether you are a seasoned business owner or whether you’re just starting out in business or in the entrepreneurial world, or you’re thinking about a business. I think it’s always a good thing to be ahead of the curve, and to think about what pieces you’ll need even before you get there.

Summary of Video:

What do I mean about automating your business:

  • Having systems in place, whether that’s software apps or people in place, that get work done in your business without your input.
  • Whether you are there or not, your business still runs.
  • Your newsletter still goes out,
  • Your sales funnel still works right along.
  • That means your blog post still goes up.

Whether you’re there or not, you have systems in place.

Why this is important?

Because you really want to be a business owner, not just an owner of a job. I’m pretty sure no one really went into business just to create a job for themselves. You probably went into business not only to help others, but to create freedom, whether that’s freedom to spend time with your kids and family, or freedom to travel, but you didn’t get into business solely to have a job for yourself and to be working like you’re an employee to yourself. It’s really important to have systems in place to automate, so that you can step away from your business.

I’m a solopreneur myself, and I know how it is to be everything in your business, but that’s why I have put systems in place to run my business when I’m not there. So, I took a little mini vacay last week, and all my things went out as normal like I was still there because of these systems in place. So, that is the most important reason why you want to be automated. You want to be able to step away, to do things, and your business still runs, your business still makes money even when you are not actively involved in the day-to-day, or in every single aspect.

Focus on what you do best.

No matter what you do, what your business title is, you can focus on what you’re good at in that particular business. Instead of the minute little things that a VA can take care of, or the details, you can focus on what you’re good at to bring in more money, to bring in more clientele, to service your clients. By having your business automated in key areas, you are free to focus on that one thing, and really concentrate on that instead of the backend of your business, the admin stuff of your business.

For more ways you can automate your business and what tools to use visit http://www.organizingguru.com/getautomated. This is the Get Automated Webinar 2017 talked about in the video and the replay and worksheets are still available. Don’t let this year pass you by and your business is still not automated. Click the button below to get automated!

 

I Need My Business Automated!

[Video] End Of Year Wrap Up

[Video] End Of Year Wrap Up

Are you ready for the New Year? More importantly is your business ready? Now is the time to organize your business, update files and put in place systems and processes (or update the ones you have already). In this week’s #TechChat I go over what I do at the end of the year and give you some great pointers on what you can be doing too.

Some great end of year things to do are:

  1. Reflect on what went well in business, what didn’t go well, and what can be better next year.
  2. Purge through your files (Digital and Physical)
  3. Create file folders for the upcoming year.
  4. Prepare for tax filings.
  5. Purge your email list, emails and social media accounts.
  6. Setup your content or plan your content for the next quarter.
  7. Fill out your planner or calendar with all the events and items you know about already for the upcoming year.
  8. Declutter your office!
  9. Catch up on any training videos or programs that you have bought this year. (hint, hint – pick up the Get Automated 2017 replay!)
  10. Donate or get rid of equipment you don’t need.
  11. Automate a area of your business.

As you can see there are many things you can do and be doing before the end of the year. Don’t let the next year catch you off guard.

Mentioned In This Video:

#TechChat’s are weekly trainings in the Digitally You with Samantha Facebook Community designed to help entrepreneurs & small business owners learn new ways to be productive in business, how to use the latest apps and organization tips.

What Is The Cloud?

What Is The Cloud?

Have you ever wondered what the “cloud” is? Do you think about what happens to your files when you save them to the “cloud”?

Wonder no more!

In this #TechChat I share what the cloud is and what happens to your stuff. Don’t be afraid of the cloud. Use it to stay organized and on top of your business files.

 

This was part 1. Be sure to watch Part 2 below this video.

Here is part 2.

Do you have a better understanding of the “cloud’? If so let me know in the comments below.

How To Organize Your Training Files

How To Organize Your Training Files

If you are anything like me and consider yourself a lifelong learner, you may have tons and tons of pdf’s, ebooks, videos, audios, images, and various other things that pertain to some type of training course you took. Whether you took the course online or offline, you may have digital files that you will need to refer back to periodically. Well in this #TechChat I show you how I have organized my “training files” and how easy it is.

“Training Files” are those files that you have when you pay for a webinar or take a course or go hear a speaker and they send you digital files (audios, pdf’s, outlines, powerpoints, videos, etc.) of what you learned for you to refer back to later.

By organizing these files you are more likely to come back to them and be able to get at the information you need when you need it. Don’t just save files in your download folder until it becomes a unmanageable mess. Take the time to set up the file structure on your computer and cloud storage and utilize the information that you paid for.

Do you organize the information that you have bought? If so let me know what your system is in the comments below.

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