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Information Overload Awareness Day

Today, October 19, is Information Overload Awareness Day 2021. These days, we have more information flowing into our lives than at any former time in history. The Internet has accelerated the flow of information exponentially.

“Information overload has become a well-known problem: pieces of knowledge pile up too fast for people to sort and make sense of them.” ~ K. Eric Drexler

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Productivity Tip: Bridging Between Sessions

Often the hardest part of making progress on a project is… getting started. Or re-started after a break. When you sit down to start a writing session, you’re facing a blank page. When you set up your easel to paint, you face a blank canvas. When you start a planning effort, it’s a blank calendar. When you’re cleaning the garage, it’s the opposite: complete overwhelm.

Whatever type of project you’re working on, getting yourself going on each session can be a challenge.
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Using Personal Knowbase for Contact Management

A common use for Personal Knowbase is to store contact and address information. Create a Personal Knowbase “index card” file for your contacts.

In Personal Knowbase’s terminology, we refer to each “index card” as an “article”. Make an article for each contact containing all information and notes about that person, company, or organization. You can easily sort, print, search, index, and filter the list of entries.
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Productivity Tips: Setting Goals

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of the year again. We sit down and review the past year and map out a path for the next year. How are we doing on long-term goals? Is it time to discard some old ones? What short term goals should we attack for next year? Entire books have been written on goal-setting. But a few basic tips can help you set better goals for your resolutions for the New Year:
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Productivity Tips: 5 Tips for Nurturing Creativity

When you’re stuck on a current project… When you’re looking for new ideas for your next project… When you need a creative solution to a problem… Creativity moves you toward your productivity goals.

Whether you’re writing a story, creating a work of art, designing a website, or planning a wedding, here are 5 tips to stimulate your creativity:
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Productivity Tips for Working from Home

Whether you’re starting a home-based business, are temporarily working from home, or are teleworking, you need a functional home office that helps rather than hinders your work.

You need an office workspace that helps you work efficiently. You need effective time management. And you need to stay organized. Here are some ideas for dealing with the challenges of working at home.
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Cleaning off Your Desk with Personal Knowbase

Today is National Clean Off Your Desk Day, which falls on the second Monday of January every year. Personal Knowbase can’t help you get rid of old pens, half-used batteries, and that broken coffee mug. But it can help you tidy up all those scattered bits of paper.

As part of your efforts, try this:
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