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Get Organized: Hints, Helpers, & How To's
This is a continuation of The Day that Almost Was , which is turning into a series on rebuilding my rituals. The Sleeping Ritual Yesterday was a day devoted to synchronization of my schedule with the rest of the world. My schedule had been crazy before, 4-8 hours of wakefulness followed by 4-6 hours of sleep. The Day That Might Be
Pick A Point I was flying last Sunday and my flight instructor reminded me, just before having me perform a maneuver, to pick a point to fly towards. It didn't matter what it was, a factory, water tower, mountain, city, or a lake, the important thing was to fly toward something that didn't move. This outside visual reference guaranteed that I flew in a straight line. When in straight and level flight, you want to make sure that you don't climb and descend like a roller coaster going up and down, you want to maintain a steady altitude. You also want to do this without having to constantly stare at the instruments.
During our day, many of us, by choice or by employer requirement, document our activities, calls, meetings, and customer visits in some form. For some, it is an employer generated form. For others, the Palm’s notes component fills the bill. Outlook also provides a place for notes but, not being portable, they are useless away from the office. EssentialPIM has one of the best note components that I’ve seen in PIM software, with text formatting being available, capability to insert graphics files, and an ability to attach supporting documents. A Low-Tech Notes Retrieval System
Twelve Ways To Mark Up A Book Books are a fantastic way to gain knowledge. With books, one can learn new techniques, gain new skills, and learn from role models who have been to where one wants to be and can show the way. There are many different ways to read books and just as many ways to remember their salient points. One of the most effective ways to get the most out of a book is to mark it up. There is no standard way to mark up a text, but below are a few ways that students have found effective in marking up a textbook so that one can see the important points quickly, make it more memorable, and make it easy to pick up years later and re-acquaint oneself with the major concepts. What Not To Do
Post-It Possibilities I’m presently preparing a presentation for a conference that will be held in May. I’ve placed a large piece of chart paper on my wall and have begun attaching Post-It Notes, on which I’ve written points that I intend to make during my presentation. Later, I’ll move and re-group these small points into larger groups that represent larger concepts.