Paper Planners –vs.- Electronic Devices

This is the time of year to decide which kind of calendar to use –

Paper or Electronic.

The fact is that more than ever people rely on their electronic devices and paper planner sales are down, possibly a dying commodity.

According to Harold Taylor Time Consultants Inc., paper is for planning, scheduling and record keeping. Read his article below, which explains the difference and may help you with your decision.

In praise of paper planners

By Harold Taylor

Hand-held electronic computers can boost productivity immensely. But they are computers, not planners. Don’t throw away the kitchen sink just because you buy a dishwasher.
With a hard copy planner you can see your entire week, complete with scheduled tasks and your “things to do” list at a single glance. Flipping of a page brings you a whole new week of plans, appointments and projects. You can see your activities take shape, be completed and remain visibly intact as permanent trophies to your weekly accomplishments. A hardcopy planner also serves as a journal, reflecting not only your past activities, but your uniqueness – taking on your personality, character, and philosophy. It reveals your habits and style as well as your priorities. Color coding, sticky notes, self-adhesive labels and hand written notes can form a permanent footprint of your presence in this world and the impact you made.

Nobody wants to be left behind in this information age where technology is king; but it’s not a case of either using a PDA or using a paper planner. They both have their place. You can continue to plan and schedule using a paper planner while using your handheld device for contact information, databases, electronic communications, Internet access, and the dozens of other functions used on a regular basis such as GPS, photography, e-books, email, banking and Google searches.

Me, I use both, but rely heavily on my paper planner. I like to look at the week, plan ahead and make notes, but I do love the reminder feature on my electronic calendar!

Whatever you use, ask yourself, does it make it easier to manage my time!

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Say My Name

The other day I entered one of the full service high rise buildings where a few of my regular clients live. I am there at least twice a week, but on this particular day, the concierge looked over as I was waiting for the elevator and said
“Hello Tammy”. It took me by surprise at first, and then I just smiled. It wasn’t two days later a different concierge said “Goodnight Tammy” as I was leaving. The staff here is nothing but exceptional, but this was a first after three years of working in the building!
The reason I felt the need to post this is that it made me feel good, and when you feel good you can do amazing things, like organize for instance! Maybe donate those clothes that are just taking up space in your closet!
So the next time you have the opportunity, say their name, share a smile and add a little joy to someone’s day!

A New Look for The Busy Corner

The Busy Corner celebrates five years in business with a new look thanks to Hunter McMain Advertising Agency.

I was hired by Jeanne Parker to work in a training capacity at Hunter McMain.

This was a new concept for both Jeanne and me, but my previous training experience in the retail industry made me the right candidate for the job.  So far she has her first trainee and we are well on the way to a fabulous, organized manual.

After seeing the beautiful work Hunter McMain produced I, in turn, hired them to create the new look and website for The Busy Corner.  The new look was everything I envisioned and more, which is why we are a perfect fit!

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