4Process New Information

When you’re focused on completing a critical task within a specific amount of time, you want to access exactly what you need to support your work, exactly when you want it. You especially need to be able to retrieve all the information you require. But with multiple pieces of important data spread across twenty different documents and platforms covering the same general topic, how do you stay organized?

In this chapter, I’ll show you. I’ll begin by providing guidelines for reducing information, researching effectively, and reading efficiently. Then we’ll discuss setting up a basic filing schema. I’ll then explain how to refine your personal time management system for maximal efficiency. Once we cover the systems for organizing ...

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