OK, basic questions but I'm losing some productivity do to how I handle paper notes and then input them into my electonic system (Outlook). I take allot of notes (in sales). The way I do it is either by a journal or legal paper. When I transfer my actions to my electronic system, what should I do with the paper? I know that David's book says to file it via the project or CYA. My problem is that I keep the papers with me and I get into a bad habit of referring to the paper notes rather than the actionable list in my electronic system. My question is this. Once I enter my notes into my electonic system, should I just file it away for future reference and then use my electonic system for my follow ups rather than relying on paper. I really need be strict with this. I want and need to set up strict rules or I get tangled in my own confustion.
By carrying the paper, I also carry too much with me when I travel. I used a journal extensively for years because everything is in one place. However, I had problems converting these notes in my journal to my electronic system. Recently, I tried legal paper, which I like. It forces me to reveiw and put in my lists. However, I keep search for "where are my notes on...". From David's book, it looks like I can input the actions from my paper notes and either file or toss the paper. It sounds like the key is to GET THE INFORMATION INTO ME LIST SYSTEM.
Is this correct, someone set me straight on what is the proper way to do this.