Create a system that accommodates and facilitates your work flow.
Sit in your desk chair. Do you see a clear paper flow? Can you follow a piece of paper from it’s point of entry to the decision point?
Remember the 5 decisions:


  1. Delete
  2. Delegate
  3. Do It (If 2 minutes or less)
  4. Defer for filing
  5. Define the ACTION (ask these questions)
  • When?
  • How Long?
  • What is the next action?
  • Put it on the calendar (If it requires 1 hour or longer


Taking control of the paper around you will help you become more organized and productive with all aspects of your daily life!