Joining me this week is Dr. Frank Buck, productivity speaker, author, and time management coach.
His efforts towards being an organized person began back in his high school years and went on through his college years and his almost 30 years in the public education system, and now beyond.
Even though Frank has been going mostly paperless and managing his organization digitally since 2001, he still uses a paper journal that’s always with him for note-taking.
Of note, Frank’s days actually start the evening before when he reviews his goals for the day, checks what was done, what wasn’t done, what needs to be rescheduled, and then what’s in store for the next day.
One thing that prevents people from being organized is not having a system – I’m in complete agreement with Frank here. You don’t need to have a overly complicated system, just by having a place to write your to-do’s instead of relying on your memory you’ll be way ahead of the majority of people.
It’s a “stepping stone” to systems that people like Frank and I put to use and adapt over time.
But, if you want to go even further, Frank shared with me the system he uses and has helped people go from an email inbox with 52,000 emails in it (this is not an exaggeration) to only 2.
Listen to this episode and learn:
- Why having a system sets you free
- How to not get overwhelmed by all your to-do’s
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