Stop Information Clutter and Start Getting More Done

Landfill by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

Are you an information landfill, where important notes, phone calls, messages, ideas and websites come in but they never come out? If so, then you need to reduce your information clutter.

Luckily, you’re not alone. People commonly struggle to handle the enormous amount of information and communication each day. Here are a few simple tips for managing the information in your life: Continue reading Stop Information Clutter and Start Getting More Done

Digital or Paper Planning: Why Not Both?

By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

“Many people see technology as the problem behind the so-called digital divide. Others see it as the solution. Technology is neither. It must operate in conjunction with business, economic, political and social system.”

This is how former HP CEO Carly Fiorina looks at technology, and I think it’s safe to say that the same can be said about planning. Is technology the best platform for keeping calendars and notes, or is a paper system your best bet? Like Carly said, it’s neither.

Hybrid by M 93

Certainly, all of us have a preference or system of planning and organizing that works best. In fact, many people who say they are completely digital in these respects may not realize that written notes, reminders and to-do lists place them in the “paper” category as well. Herein lies the dilemma when choosing a planning system: Do you want the flexible nature of paper planning, or are you enticed by the speed of digital solutions?

Why not simply use both—it’s what we like to call a hybrid. Continue reading Digital or Paper Planning: Why Not Both?

Journaling: Therapy for the Cluttered Mind

Journaling by Tim McFarlane

By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

Ralph Waldo Emerson. Captain Cook. Ronald Reagan. Kurt Cobain. John Boy from The Walton’s. What do these people have in common? They all kept personal journals.

There are many reasons why these famous individuals kept journals, and there is equally as many reasons why you should consider keeping one, too. The benefits that journaling provides are plentiful, both on a personal level and in a business environment. Continue reading Journaling: Therapy for the Cluttered Mind