Prevent identity theft, shred your old tax records that you no longer need*. Shred any current charge receipts and statements that you don't need for tax purposes or reference. Shred the credit applications, insurance forms, credit offers, or other deals you get in the mail that contain your name and personal information. Shred physician statements, checks and bank statements. Any paper that has personal financial information on it — shred it.
Sticky notes became the biggest productivity tool in the 1980's, then the PalmPilot in the late 90's. Replaced by BlackBerry® in 1999. Eventually the iPhone caused a flood of apps that could help you with your to-do list and note-taking. Now there's Evernote.
Today's step is about slowing the flow of emails into your inbox. If you're busy reading your emails you may not have time to read your magazines, books, and other printed material, so those items end up adding to the paper piles.
We are information seeking creatures. It makes sense to keep learning and gathering information. However, information is only useful if you can access it, use it, and share it. If you haven’t had time to read it or act on it, the information coming in is not useful. It’s not achieving its purpose or improving your life.
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