Journaling Systems

Journaling is it's own art form. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Here are a few ways I use journals to capture thoughts and ideas, create plans of action, and implement. Fun, Theme-Based, Spiral-Bound Notebook ...

Tools for Printing, Labeling and Color-coding File Folders

To make filing easier, you need the right tools. I love the Smead Viewables system for color-coding and printing labels for my hanging and interior file folders. You can view the file information on the hanging file tabs from the top, front, or back of the label. For...

Tickler File System

If you have a lot of recurring things to manage, it might help to develop a weekly or annual tickler file system. This becomes your system for managing the day-to-day tasks and projects and is much more effective than big piles on your desk. Here is how I have my...

Peek Inside My Filing System

Take a peek inside my filing system! As I mentioned in the book, I love the Smead Viewables for printing and color-coding my file labels. (You can learn more about that here.) I use the color orange for my vendors and suppliers files. I use the color blue for business...

Online File Storage

I use cloud-based file storage tools for access to my files no matter where I'm at or whose computer I'm connecting from. Here are the two primary ones I use with my team.

Digital Folder Structure Sample

Create an Events folder on your computer and subfolders for the types of events you coordinate (e.g., board meetings, staff meetings, client site visits). Create a subfolder in each of these folders with the date of the event you are planning. Then save the planning...

Travel Folder Resources

My favorite travel folder resources! I love the poly zip files, button and tie, and snap envelopes from www.JamPaper.com. Explore their site and order some samples to give them a try. There are no minimum orders for most items on this site, so you can order one at a...

Project Management Tool

For project management, my team and I use Teamwork.com. It is one of the most user-friendly, simple to use, easy to setup project management tools I've found yet. You can setup two free projects to test it out yourself with the button below. Disclosure: Julie Perrine...