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Digital Organizer Secrets: Streamlining Your Emails, Files, And More With Shawn Lemon

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May 15, 2024

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Rarely do I feature another organizational expert on the blog, and here’s why: I’m cautious about adding to any feelings of overwhelm, chaos, or decision fatigue. However, this time is different. Discussing digital organization in our homes is a departure from the norm, but it’s worth noting the exceptional value of this episode. In a recent conversation, I had the pleasure of chatting with Shawn Lemon, CEO of The Digital Organizer. Shawn and his team have developed a remarkably innovative company focused on simplifying digital organization systems and ensuring their effectiveness.

During our conversation, Shawn and I discovered a strong alignment in our missions. Just like mine, their goal at The Digital Organizer is to empower individuals with the tools necessary to enhance productivity, enabling them to accomplish more of what truly matters. This resonates deeply with me—I’m passionate about guiding all of us toward clear focus and effective action. And let’s face it, if you own a computer and have digital files, which includes pretty much all of us, their mission directly impacts you.

One aspect of Shawn’s journey that truly resonated with me is his background as a creative at Apple. This experience sparked his mission to assist individuals in managing their digital lives amidst the rapid pace of technology. He’s crafted an incredible resource tailored specifically for you, our audience, to tackle the overwhelming task of digital organization. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just dipping your toes into the digital realm, Shawn offers invaluable help and resources to guide you through the process and get you started on the right track. It’s truly remarkable.

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Exploring Digital Organization: Beyond Emails With Shawn Lemon

Shawn is from Franklin, Tennessee, and shared with us not just his expertise but also a glimpse into his personal life. He’s a father to a lively two-year-old named Nico, and balancing a constantly shifting schedule with toddler demands is his daily reality.

Shawn and his family are deeply entrenched in the world of digital organization. Their days revolve around discerning what’s important and knowing exactly where to find it. The juggle, as Shawn puts it, involves managing who does what and when, especially when both parents are exhausted but still need to take breaks. This, he believes, is their main struggle but also a testament to the need for effective digital organization in managing a busy family life.

I was particularly thrilled about talking with him because stepping into the digital organization realm is relatively new for me. Although I teach and advocate a home management system that combines paper planners with Google Calendar, I haven’t fully embraced the intricate digital strategies that Shawn Lemon specializes in. So, naturally, I was eager to dive deep into this conversation.

“My brain immediately goes to emails when I think of digital organization, but I know there’s so much more to it,” I confessed to Shawn. I asked him to open up about the digital life he leads and the methods he teaches. This was not just about satisfying my curiosity but also about understanding how we could potentially transform our current systems to enhance our daily lives. With that, we were ready to get into the details of what Shawn recommends and explore how to organize it all effectively.

Shawn Lemon’s Approach To Simplifying Life

Shawn outlined that his expertise focuses on four fundamental areas: emails, files, passwords, and project management. He emphasized the importance of mastering these aspects to simplify life significantly. “If you do those things really well, you don’t need all the fancy tools unless you want to specialize further,” he explained. The goal is to establish a system that works seamlessly for you, so you’re not constantly searching or adding new tools to solve problems. This approach resonates with me because it aligns with the idea of minimizing clutter—both digital and physical—by knowing exactly where everything goes.

Shawn further elaborated on the essence of organization, which is about having a designated place for everything and knowing exactly where to find it. He pinpointed ‘Files’ as a foundational element because, regardless of the communication method—be it emails, texts, or Slack messages—we often receive important documents that need careful handling.

“We receive a myriad of communications daily, and with them come various assets, like tax documents or guides,” Shawn said. The challenge, then, is knowing where to store these items securely. This becomes even more complex when you’re dealing with multiple platforms or trying to maintain several email accounts, each with its own organizational system. This insight struck a chord with me as it highlighted the practical steps we can take to streamline our digital lives, emphasizing simplicity and accessibility.

“The goal is to establish a system that works seamlessly for you, so you’re not constantly searching or adding new tools to solve problems.”

Simplifying Processes With A Digital Organizer

Shawn continued to describe the transformative impact of organizing effectively. “The process repeats for all the tools we use,” he noted, highlighting how easy it is to lose track and spiral into chaos without a clear system. His role is crucial in decluttering this chaos, guiding clients to establish a ‘home base’ for their files and implementing best practices and workflows for managing emails, passwords, and projects.

“What I do,” Shawn explained, “is simplify the process. I take our clients through a step-by-step process to create a structured space for their files, and then I teach them how to manage the rest efficiently.” This approach not only makes day-to-day operations smoother but also allows for minimal organization in other areas, helping clients stay focused and effective across different platforms. The ultimate goal, he stressed, is simplification, making it easier for everyone involved to know where things belong and how to handle them efficiently.

Shawn Lemon’s Hybrid Approach To Digital Organization

In our discussion, Shawn shared a personal glimpse into how he integrates digital organization into his life, spanning family and business. “For me, digitizing crucial documents is key,” he revealed. He meticulously digitizes incoming paper documents that need saving, such as tax documents and other official paperwork. “If it’s critical, or if having a hard copy makes me feel more comfortable, I keep it,” he added, explaining his hybrid approach to document management.

For instance, Shawn receives his mortgage-related documents both digitally and in paper form. “I get a 1098 from my mortgage company; it’s delivered to me digitally, but if it wasn’t, I would scan it,” he explained. This method extends to other documents like 1099s. “When I receive a 1099 in the mail, I take a picture, save it directly into the ‘2024 for taxes’ folder with a specific naming convention, and then I store the hard copy in a folder just to feel safe.”

Shawn also shared how this organization pays off, especially with records like car maintenance, which proves highly beneficial when selling a vehicle. “It’s always impressive to people when I sell a car and I have all of the paperwork organized,” he said proudly. “When did I last change my oil? Well, it was at this mileage because I can just look it up on my phone real quick.” This approach not only simplifies his life but also provides a clear, easily accessible record of important information.

Navigating Personal Digital Organization And Addressing Common Challenges

During our conversation, I shared with Shawn a personal challenge that resonates with many. “This is the one area where I can guarantee so many people are inefficient, and it’s a mess,” I admitted, talking about digital organization in personal lives. While I have my business organization thoroughly dialed in, my home and personal life are a different story. “We don’t have the system in place there,” I confessed.

Despite being highly systematic and organized in professional settings, translating that success to my personal life has been a struggle. I posed a critical question to Shawn: “What about the people who are lost? They don’t even know where to begin.” This question aimed to address the needs of those who might find the concept of organizing daunting and are unsure of how to establish a system that works for them.

Creating Order In Chaos: Get The Guide!

Shawn generously prepared a special guide for the listeners of our episode, specifically tailored to help with the topics we discussed. He outlined a step-by-step process for digital organization, emphasizing the need to establish a central location for storing documents.

Shawn shared his personal strategy, which involves collaborating with his wife, Madeline. “We both have Google accounts, and that’s the platform I chose to store all our stuff,” he explained. Initially, he kept his files in a folder on his computer backed by iCloud, but he preferred Google’s functionality and made the switch. “I moved all those files just into my Google Drive and then shared that folder with Madeline,” he said. This method ensures that both he and his wife are always looking at the same set of files, simplifying their management and access to important documents.

Shawn continued detailing his approach, explaining how he organizes his digital space further. “From there, we create subfolders, thinking about the main things that are important in our lives,” he shared. This strategy involves categorizing crucial documents that one might need frequently or urgently—marriage certificates, driver’s licenses, birth certificates, passports, and even images of voided checks for those moments when you need to quickly provide one to someone.

“You can have all that stuff in your ‘Important Docs’ folder,” Shawn advised. This method not only secures important documents in one accessible place but also streamlines the process of finding and using them when needed. This approach reduces stress and increases efficiency, particularly in situations requiring quick access to these essential documents.

Organizing Financial Documents

Shawn offered more insights into creating a well-organized digital filing system. He suggested setting up a financial folder as a primary category. “Inside that, you might include your budget, car records, credit reports, investments, real estate, receipts, and even health and fitness documents,” he explained. This approach ensures that all pertinent information is neatly organized under relevant headings, making it easier to manage and retrieve when needed.

He emphasized the importance of how documents are named within these folders. “When naming documents, it’s useful to start with the date if it’s sensitive to timing, followed by the category, and then a descriptive label,” Shawn advised. This method allows for quick identification of contents without having to open each file, streamlining the process of finding specific documents. This structured approach to digital organization not only saves time but also reduces the stress of searching through disorganized data.

The Digital Organizer’s Naming Convention Strategy

“This whole naming convention thing makes me really excited, and I want to do this right away!” I exclaimed. The concept struck a chord with me, especially considering the fast-paced, often unpredictable flow of life, particularly when you have a family. “Stuff comes at you a million miles a minute that you never even expected,” I noted, reflecting on the constant barrage of tasks and information.

I emphasized the transformative power of organization and preparedness in managing life’s curveballs. “When you’re able to reduce the amount of curveballs simply by being organized, and then put a system in place to repeat that organization and preparedness, it’s a game-changer,” I explained. It’s one thing to get organized initially, but the real challenge—and necessity—is maintaining that organization consistently.

Moreover, I discussed the broader impact of this organizational strategy on my ability to be effective and efficient across all areas of my life—caring for my children, supporting my husband, and managing my company. “When I look at all the things possibly keeping me from being highly effective and efficient, and being able to produce what I want to produce in a day, this is one of the things that is a huge part of it,” I confessed. This conversation highlighted how essential structured organization is, not just in coping with daily responsibilities but in enhancing overall productivity and well-being.

Finding Order In Chaos: How The Digital Organizer Conquers Disorganization

Shawn reflected on a common issue many face: the avoidance of tasks due to disorganization. “If you don’t know where to find the things you’ll need to create something or do a task, then we avoid it subtly,” he pointed out. This insight connected with a piece he read from Chris Guillebeau about mental health, which discusses how people tend to avoid demands, especially those involving bureaucracy or multiple steps, simply because they feel overwhelmed.

Shawn shared how his personal organization system helps him tackle such challenges. “I know exactly where the social security cards, birth certificates, and all that stuff are,” he explained. This organization empowers him to handle bureaucratic tasks efficiently, like visits to the County Clerk’s office or the DMV. “I just go right into the closet, and I can grab what I need because it’s right there,” he said, illustrating the practical benefits of his system.

His approach seamlessly integrates his physical and digital organizing systems. “My digital system matches that,” Shawn continued. “All those important records are not only labeled ‘Important Docs’ in my physical file cabinet, but they’re also mirrored in my digital system.” This dual-system strategy not only simplifies finding essential documents but also reduces the stress and avoidance associated with complex tasks.

The Impact Of Effective Organization

Shawn emphasized the efficiency his organizational system brings to completing tasks. “It just makes getting the job done so much faster,” he noted, highlighting how a well-organized environment allows for more accurate time estimates for tasks. This is crucial not just for individual productivity but also for team dynamics.

“Then we can more appropriately block off the amount of time it’s going to take to get something done,” he explained. This proper time allocation is vital in managing expectations and workloads, especially when tasks often take longer than anticipated—a common scenario for the overly ambitious.

Shawn pointed out that with his system, the delay isn’t due to the time spent looking for things. “It’s not finding things that’s the problem,” he stated. Instead, it might be that actual tasks, like editing, take longer. “That just smooths things out, and when you’re working with a team, that’s a huge bottleneck,” he added, stressing how essential streamlined access to information and resources is in eliminating delays and improving team efficiency. This approach not only enhances personal productivity but also significantly benefits collaborative efforts.

Maintaining Mental Clarity: The Role Of Digital Organization In Daily Life

During our conversation, I delved into how the initial handling of incoming items—like the daily influx of children’s schoolwork and artwork—impacts our overall organization. “The amount of stick figure drawings that come home regularly is crazy,” I shared, emphasizing the immediate challenge of managing such a constant stream of paper. This scenario extends to emails and other communications, where the lack of a predefined plan for incoming information can lead to significant clutter, both physically in our homes and mentally.

“If we don’t know what we’re going to do with it because we’ve never established a system, it piles up,” I explained, pointing out how this accumulation not only affects our living spaces but also our mental well-being. This clutter leads to derailment from tasks we aim to accomplish, fostering a negative mindset that can impact our views on our personal potential, our family, and even our relationships.

I emphasized the profound effect of organization on our lives: “It really starts to degrade what we think about ourselves and our potential.” Organizing isn’t just about tidiness; it’s crucial for maintaining mental health and a positive self-image. “Organization will change that, hands down,” I asserted, highlighting its transformative power not only in enhancing productivity but also in improving overall mental and emotional well-being.

Overcoming Organizational Hurdles: Starting Small For Big Results

Shawn reflected on what he perceives as the biggest obstacle to implementing an effective organizational system: the overwhelming feeling of not knowing where to start. “I think it’s overcoming the feeling that this is too big,” he said, identifying a common sentiment that can paralyze even the best intentions.

He encouraged a shift in mindset to tackle the chaos that accumulates, whether digitally or physically. “When you notice things are piling up, like on the countertop or in a specific place, ask yourself, ‘Do I have a place for this?'” Shawn suggested. This question shifts the focus from frustration to action, prompting a practical assessment of the situation rather than a self-critical response.

“Instead of asking ‘Why do I keep putting this here?’ which can drag you down, ask ‘Where could there be a place for this?’ and think creatively,” he advised. This approach not only helps in finding immediate solutions but also in rethinking the necessity of keeping certain items in the first place. 

“And why do I have it in the first place?” Shawn added, highlighting the importance of decluttering. “We often need to throw stuff out; we don’t need to keep everything.” He advocated for digitalizing what’s important—taking a picture and saving it properly—then discarding the physical clutter. This process simplifies life and frees up space, both physically and mentally, enabling a more organized and productive environment.

Utilizing Shawn’s Guide For Effective Document Management

In our conversation, I highlighted the value of Shawn’s guide, particularly for those uncertain about what to keep and what to discard. “Grab this guide,” I urged the listeners. “You talk about what to archive and what to delete—some of the things that you probably don’t need. These are really great things.” This guide is a practical tool for making those decisions less daunting.

I shared a personal anecdote to illustrate common dilemmas in household organization. “My husband and I talk about this all the time. I’m the one that’s like, ‘I don’t need to open that mail because they probably sent me an email,’ and he’s like, ‘You should probably open that,’ and I’m like, ‘I probably shouldn’t,’” I recounted, reflecting the everyday interactions that many couples experience regarding mail and document management.

The guide, I explained, facilitates crucial conversations and decisions about document handling. “When you go through this and you establish this, you’re going to get answers to these questions. You’re going to come together and just make an agreement like this is what we keep, this is what we don’t keep. This is what we should archive and hold on to. Do we want paper copies, do we not?”

The Transformative Power Of Organization In Turbulent Times

Shawn conveyed the profound sense of security that comes from having an organized life, particularly in turbulent times. “It gives a just a feeling of safety, especially as a parent or just living life in general,” he noted, recognizing the constant challenges and uncertainties that life can present, such as during an election period.

He emphasized the broader implications of taking control of one’s environment: “There’s just so much that can make us feel out of control with the speed of things, and taking the time to just invest in your own mental sanity—like just getting things in order is huge.” Shawn highlighted the psychological benefits of organization, which go beyond mere tidiness to fundamentally enhance one’s mental well-being.

The impact of his organizational systems on clients is particularly rewarding for him. “It’s actually cool how many times we get people coming back to us and sending us an email afterwards, talking about all of the other things in their life that they got control of and got on top of after starting the process with us,” he shared. This feedback illustrates a ripple effect, where initial steps toward organization lead to a cascade of positive changes across various aspects of clients’ lives.

Unveiling The Myth Of Motivation: How Results Drive Sustainable Action

Shawn offered a fresh perspective on motivation, challenging the common notion that motivation leads to action. Instead, he suggested that results are the true catalysts for motivation. “Motivation is a myth. We’re motivated by results,” he explained, emphasizing that seeing tangible outcomes from one’s efforts can fuel the desire to continue and expand those efforts.

He acknowledged that while sporadic bursts of inspiration might occur, consistent motivation is more reliably generated by visible progress. “So if you’re not getting results, then you’re not gonna get motivated,” he stated, underlining the importance of achieving initial small successes to build momentum.

Shawn encouraged taking bold steps even in the face of uncertainty or intimidation. “And occasionally we might get a burst of inspiration. But if you just go in and get some results and see the transformation, then that creates motivation to keep going and doing it in other things,” he shared. This approach highlights the psychological benefits of action over contemplation, suggesting that action itself can diminish fear and build confidence.

He concluded with advice for those feeling hesitant: “And so sometimes it just takes taking that leap from ‘I don’t know how to do this. I feel intimidated. I’m going to do it anyway and give it a shot.’ And then you start seeing progress and it makes a difference.” Shawn’s insight is a powerful reminder that stepping out of one’s comfort zone and into action is often the first step toward meaningful change and sustained motivation.

Insights From The Digital Organizer

That’s precisely why I’m bursting with excitement about the organizational strategies we’ve been discussing. I know firsthand the remarkable transformation that awaits on the other side of this work. Years ago, my life was a whirlwind of demands. Picture this: I was a new wife to a firefighter who owned his own business and worked an erratic schedule, a mother to a baby and a six-year-old, and a professional sign language interpreter with a 17-year career. Amid all this, I yearned for nothing more than to be with my kids and manage a home. Back then, I was striving to cook Pinterest-worthy meals nightly, but I couldn’t even keep up with the laundry—I was on the verge of losing my mind.

The turning point came when I realized I had to let go of the unrealistic expectations I had set for myself and focus on what truly mattered—simplifying and organizing my life. Through this process, I discovered a profound sense of relief and control. It felt amazing, and inexplicably, it just clicked for me. This wasn’t just a temporary fix but a new way of life. Since then, we’ve refined these practices continuously, each time reaping the benefits of a well-ordered home and mind.

This journey into organization isn’t just about sorting through physical clutter but finding mental clarity and creating a sustainable structure that supports your life’s many roles. I’m eager to share this because I believe in the power of transformation it offers—once you start, you’ll understand why there’s no going back.

My Personal Journey With A Digital Organizer

As a stickler for organization in my business where everything is already digital, I’ve reaped the immense benefits of having a well-structured system. Yet, a recent personal experience reminded me why this discipline is crucial outside of work as well. The other day, while registering my children for school—particularly a new school for one of them—I faced the daunting task of gathering a myriad of required documents. I procrastinated, dreading the effort. However, in the midst of this conversation, it clicked: this chaos could be entirely avoidable. I realized, this doesn’t have to be a problem anymore. I’ve found the solution.

This epiphany underscores why I now understand and appreciate the motivation behind getting organized. Having streamlined processes repeatedly, I now have an internal drive to maintain this order. However, I know not everyone has reached this point. For those of you listening who haven’t found your stride in organization, I encourage you to download the guide we’ve discussed. Start with small, manageable steps. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

For anyone feeling daunted by the prospect of tackling everything at once—files, emails, passwords, projects—start simple. What’s the one small thing you can do today? Begin with something that feels manageable. If you’re unsure where to start, ask yourself, “What is one document or area that causes me stress?” Begin by organizing that. Just that one small victory can set the stage for more comprehensive changes.

Streamlining Your Digital Life: Expert Tips On Email Purging

During our conversation, Shawn emphasized the importance of purging as a cathartic starting point for anyone overwhelmed by digital clutter. He shared invaluable advice, particularly on handling emails—a frequent source of frustration for many.

“If you want to tackle your emails,” Shawn explained, “you must do it effectively. For instance, if you’re using Gmail, the best practice is to go directly to gmail.com. This approach is crucial, regardless if you’re on Gmail, Outlook, or any other platform, especially for Mac users employing Apple Mail.”

Shawn continued with a cautionary note based on his extensive experience, “Using an app to archive thousands, or even tens of thousands of messages, can be problematic. Apple Mail struggles with managing such volumes; it simply can’t keep track when you try to select hundreds of messages at a time.” He recounted his years at the App Store, where he witnessed the distress of users who spent days decluttering their emails through Apple Mail, only to see their efforts nullified. “They came to me in tears after realizing all the emails they deleted had come back. It was hours wasted.”

His key piece of advice? “You must manage your email purge from the server side. The apps just aren’t equipped to handle massive deletions effectively.” This advice serves as a critical reminder for anyone ready to take the plunge into organizing their digital life. By starting with purging emails at the server level, you avoid the common pitfalls and frustrations that can derail your efforts to declutter.

Simplifying Email Management Through Digital Organizing

Shawn’s guidance on managing overwhelming email clutter is clear and practical. He stresses the importance of using the web interfaces of email services like Outlook, Gmail, or iCloud to handle large volumes of messages efficiently. “When you’re dealing with tons of messages, you need to go directly to the website—outlook.com, gmail.com, icloud.com—and delete from there,” he advises.

Understanding that tackling email overload can be daunting, Shawn proposes a manageable strategy: “What I want you to do is set aside the last 30 days, give or take—you decide—of email that you actually want to process. Ask yourself, what’s your cutoff date?” He warns against overambition, a common trap where people believe they will eventually review all their old emails. “Please don’t be ambitious about this. If you have 30,000 unread emails, you’re not going to go through them. There are so many more important things to do than to process old email.”

His recommendation is to archive emails past a certain point. “Let’s say anything older than 31 days—or whatever threshold you decide—should be archived,” Shawn suggests. This approach helps reduce the burden and creates a more focused inbox that only contains recent, potentially relevant communications. This practical tip is not just about cleaning up; it’s about maintaining a sustainable system that prevents future overload and enhances productivity.

A Step-by-Step Guide From A Digital Organizer

In our conversation, Shawn detailed an effective strategy for managing a cluttered Gmail inbox, designed to quickly reduce the overwhelming volume of old emails. His method leverages Gmail’s search functionalities to isolate and manage emails efficiently.

“Here’s how you can handle your Gmail,” Shawn began. “Use the search bar and type in ‘older than:30d’. This command will pull up all emails that are older than 30 days.” He then walked through the steps to manage these results. “Click the little checkbox at the top to select all the messages on that page. Then, you’ll see a little option pop up that says ‘Select all conversations that match this search’. Click on that, and it will select all your emails older than 30 days, even if it’s 100,000 emails.”

Once all these emails are selected, Shawn recommends a non-destructive approach: “Then hit the archive button. You don’t have to delete them; just archive them. Get them out of your inbox.”

Next, he focuses on the more recent emails. “Go back and look at the last 30 days of email, and we’re doing a delete pass. I don’t want you opening any emails. We’re just deleting. Delete, delete, delete. Once you’ve deleted everything you don’t need, think about what you want to keep. But it’s mostly done. Archive the rest.”

Shawn’s approach is all about reducing the immediate load in your inbox, making it more manageable and less daunting. By archiving the old and deleting the unnecessary from the recent, you clear up space and mental bandwidth, streamlining your email management process effectively.

Shawn’s Methodical Approach To Email Management

Shawn outlined a systematic approach to ensure that what remains in your inbox after cleaning are only the emails that require your attention. He emphasizes discipline in this process to avoid getting sidetracked.

“After you’ve archived the older emails and deleted the unnecessary ones from the last 30 days, what you have left are the emails that actually need to be dealt with,” he explained. This streamlined collection of emails simplifies your task, allowing you to focus on what truly requires your response or action.

Shawn stressed the importance of staying focused during this cleanup: “Remember, you’re not opening up anything until you’ve hit step three.” This step involves carefully evaluating each remaining email. “Now you can start opening things up to see if something needs to be dealt with. If an email is complete, archive it. If it’s still pending or needs more action, leave it in your inbox and move on to the next.”

Don’t Stop There

Shawn shared some further advice on maintaining a clear inbox after the initial cleanup process, emphasizing the importance of setting up systems for ongoing management.

“Once you’ve pared down your inbox to just the essentials, it’s crucial to set aside some time to actually address these items,” he advised. “You might find it helpful to create a new label or folder called ‘Stuff to Deal With’ and move all pending items there. This keeps your main inbox clear, allowing you to focus without the distraction of a cluttered space.”

Shawn also highlighted the importance of managing incoming subscriptions proactively to prevent future clutter. “When you receive an email from a subscription you no longer want, make sure to unsubscribe immediately,” he said. “And when you unsubscribe, go to the page and ensure you’re opting out of all communications. For example, buying one item from Under Armour might add you to multiple mailing lists, so it’s important to check that you’re unsubscribing from everything.”

Empowering Digital Transformation: Shawn’s Guide And Resources

In our conversation, Shawn expressed a heartfelt desire for listeners to leverage the resources he’s developed, particularly his comprehensive guide. “I hope everyone just takes that and goes and downloads the guide,” he said, noting the profound sense of relief he believes it will bring. 

Shawn also shared where listeners can engage with him and access further valuable content. “We’re probably most active on LinkedIn, but we still have great tips and tricks on Instagram and the rest, and the handle is always @TheDigitalOrganizer.” He explained that while his older content on Facebook might not be as polished as his current work, it still offers a wealth of valuable insights. “I’ve got a lot of old content there. That’s not as refined as what I do today, but I’ve got the whole video section where I did a year’s worth of Facebook Lives, showing the process of cleaning up all of your files.”

He encouraged those interested in more visual aids to check out these videos. “It gives you a visual of what I talked about, including managing photos and different email apps. There’s a ton of great archival material there.”

Wrapping It Up…

For those seeking more personalized assistance, Shawn offered direct ways to connect. “And if you want to talk with us, you can check out this guide, or you can just go to thedigitalorganizer.com. Reach out, and we can help you through stuff, whether you just need a quick consult or you want us to take you through a process to get your home or business organized. We can help you with that too.”

As you start this journey, I’m excited to hear your experiences and insights. Share them within our vibrant Facebook community or come over and visit me on Instagram. And remember that we would LOVE to see you inside of Systemize Your Life as a VIP student!

Until next time….

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