011: The Paperless Myth

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011: The Paperless Myth

Let’s talk about technology and planning. Is it helping or hindering you? We’ll take a look at how our brains work, what type of learner you are, and how that changes the effectiveness of technology. We’ll also talk about the choices we need to make when incorporating technology into our personal planning systems.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Why technology might be failing you as a productivity tool.
  • Find out what kind of learner you are and how that impacts your planning.
  • The mental difference between typing and writing.
  • Why the human attention span is ⅓ of what it used to be.
  • Why you actually do need to sleep.


What To Do Next:

  • Look at the different types of learners in the Resources and Links section
  • Begin thinking about how you incorporate technology in your planning systems and assess if it’s working for you.


Resources and Links

  • Listen to Episode 010 if you haven’t already
  • Figure out what type of learner you are:
    • Visual: you tend to retain information best when it’s presented in a visual form. You find infographics and illustrated steps helpful.
    • Auditory: you tend to learn best through listening. You enjoy learning from lectures, books on tape, and podcasts.
    • Kinesthetic: you find physically moving helps you process your thoughts and ideas. You might listen to this podcast while exercising, or have found flashcards helpful in studying.

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Using technology to help with a planning system can seem like a great way to boost productivity. This episode talks about how technology works with creating a planning system.

Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton