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  • How I overcome information overload

    • Posted Aug 15, 2000 8:59 PM

      Neil,

      You are right, "information overload" is a problem we all face.

      Here's what I do to try to not overload myself and manage my time;

      Each day I scan through the newsletters I subscibe to, but without actually reading them thoroughly first off.
      I have trained my mind to "pick up" on certain keywords and phrases that will be of benefit to me or I have an interest in.

      Once my eyes pick up these key words in a quick "scan or speed read", I then read the first few paragraphs or sentences alittle more diligently. Once I know that an article is going to be of value to me, I then "cut & paste" the whole article and place it in a Word document. I then save each document in a well organized directory and sub directory structure.
      I have about 25 or so categories to file this inforamtion for later reference, for example;
      - Web design articles
      - e-zine marketing
      - Search Engine "how tos"
      - ebook ideas,
      etc, etc.

      I delete the newsletters, etc once I've finished this process.

      Then instead of filling my head with information I won't be using straight away.... I can always easily find it later when needed. When I go away on holidays, I often burn my current information directory "databank" to a CD, and "catch up" reading these articles and "tid bits" on my laptop.

      Warmest Regards

      Ricky Higgs
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      "How to earn a good income from the Internet in just 14 days"

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