I’ve written before about dumping paper management systems and going digital. I recently received this testimonial from Peg Corwin of SCORE Chicago on her experiences doing that, using my book on Outlook 2007 as a guide.
The following is Peg’s experience in her own words. If you have any questions, please leave a comment.
You are transforming my life. You have pushed me from paper to paperless with the task and calendar management chapters in your Conquer Email Overload. I must have read both three times already, and I pick up additional tips each time.
I decided to tackle the changeover when I had an opportunity to install a second monitor. For me, this was essential. I need quick access to my to-do list and calendar without interrupting my work.
I love your suggestion about using the Notes section of a contact for passwords on my airline accounts, for example. And I’m now creating a task and chunking it into subprojects in the text area, crossing them off and moving the task forward to the next deadline. I’ve always been a big list maker, and now I love adding new tasks quickly in calendar view. I’ve also finally got the hang of dragging an email to the task list and calendar.
While email overload was not my problem, taking advantage of tasks and the calendar was. And you explained it all. A BIG thank you for making me more focused and productive.
Peg Corwin, Counselor with SCORE Chicago www.scorechicago.org