Quick Access to Everything

A new week is here, which means a new chance to get everything in sync.

Today, instead of providing a template, I want to discuss a meta folder I always keep handy. This folder offers quick access to all the items that don't fit neatly into any specific life area.

I call it the Reference folder.

An overlooked issue in the world of systems is the absence of a constant reference point, similar to the "You are here" arrow on a map. Without this clear reference, it's impossible to navigate your information, making the map dysfunctional.

This unanchored approach to organizing information that is originally supposed to systemize your life is problematic:

  1. You will never be clear on the totality of what's in your system from apps, accounts, contacts, and more.
  2. You will be forced to organize essential information in hidden folders never to be found again.
  3. You will not be able to catch obvious strategic blindspots because of simple oversights

The solution to these issues is simple: Maintain a Reference Folder that you will come back to at any point.

In this folder you will store things like:

  • Admin Tasks and Notes
  • Accounts, Apps, Logins
  • General Lists of products to buy
  • Sync Checklists: Weekly, Monthly, Yearly...

Once you have this reference section, it will be there for you anytime you need it to:

  • Add a new contact to your records
  • Save App-Specific Information (Like shortcuts)
  • Pull up your weekly Sync checklist in just 2 clicks

It's simple to implement, and eliminates the sense of being lost in a complex system.

If you're sick and tired of the idea of looking at an infinite mess of information and trying to organize it, reply to this message with "reference" and I'll take a look at your system to identify the simplest structure that works for you.

Elite Digitalist

Digital Life Management

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