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Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday Morning Check In: What Systems do you Need?

Written by Paula E. Bird, ©2014

Today is the first Monday of 2014. I like to greet my Mondays with thoughts about what I want to accomplish in the coming week. Since this is the first Monday of the first full week, I thought it would be a good idea to consider the systems that I need to have in place to make my year go smoothly. Here are my top three suggestions for creating important systems:

Financial Systems -- A good financial system will account for incoming and outgoing finances, including some of the following items:

  • income register
  • expense register
  • tax-related items register
  • bookkeeping routine
  • bill pay reminders
  • student tuition reminders

Filing Systems -- A good filing system will rely on some of the following items:

  • file storage
  • filing plan
  • file management
  • file retrieval

Scheduling Systems: A good scheduling system will include some of the following items:

  • calendars
  • reminders
  • to do programs
  • tickler file

What systems do you need? Identify what systems you need and set them up this week. Make a plan or routine to use your systems.

Enjoy your week!

1 comment:

  1. I wrote this on Sunday and forgot to post it this morning. Clearly I need to revisit my use of a reminder system.