I first met David in November, 1997.
I met my first workflow coach in 1998 (a colleague of David's). She came to my classroom, and for two days we "processed."
My two challenges (not necessarily in order) were:
1) General Reference Filing. I did NOT immediatly go for an A-Z system. It took a couple of weeks, but when I DID...my life changed. I realized that I had spent a LOT of time, before, looking for things I knew I had filed.
2) Getting things out of my head. You see, I was a History and Spanish teacher. I had pride in the fact that I can remember things...words, dates, vocabulary, maps, etc. Well, in the time that I've been writing things down, I've learned more, traveled more, met more people...I attribute it all to the fact that in getting things OUT of my head, I made room for something new!
Kind of like buying clothes. I've found the easiest way for me to update my wardrobe is to start purging the things I don't want...the local donation store loves me!