If you are up to your eyeballs in paper, feel out of control with all the information constantly coming at you, or are overwhelmed because you're spending far too much time getting way too few results, then this article is for you.Read more...
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In our culture, we often feel that if we don't do something 100%, we're not doing it well. But in the case of going paperless, that's CRAZY.
What is the #1 challenge entrepreneurs anticipate when they think about going paperless?
The answer is simple: it's finding the time to get started.Read more...
Without question, the biggest fear we're hearing is that people are scared of going paperless because they're concerned they'll "lose everything," "lose information because of a computer crash," or they'll "lose important information and not be able to recreate it."
We asked Floyd, one of our Paperitis Team members, to share what he feels are the 4 most important questions to ask yourself before you go paperless.
We think he picked 4 excellent questions.
Over the years, thousands of business owners and professionals have asked our advice about going paperless. That's hardly surprising since we've help so many people go paperless successfully.
The weird thing is, though, that almost all of them (97 out of 100 if you want to get technical) start by asking the wrong question, which is:
When you first contemplate the process of going paperless, it can seem like a daunting task -- so intricate and overwhelming that it's easier not to get started at all. That's understandable, but you need to remember two things here:
First, going paperless is a process, not an event; and second, you can conquer even the most intimidating process if you break it down and work on it a piece at a time. Paperitis Team Member Floyd presents three such piecemeal strategies that you should definitely try.Read more...
One relatively simple way to pursue going 90% paperless is to cut down on paper packaging for consumer products that you bring into your home. This is an aspect of going paperless that some people completely miss or otherwise don't bother with, but there are sound, logical reasons for cutting back on packaging.
Let's take a look at the arguments for it, first, then move on to how you can do your part as you go paperless.
When looked at from the standpoint of saving paper, is going paperless worth the effort? After all, paper's cheap and infinitely renewable. Indeed, paper companies are dedicated to replacing all the trees they harvest. So why worry about saving trees?
Here's why: Because it's better to leave mature trees in place, beautifying the world and filtering out pollution and carbon dioxide and replacing our planet with oxygen. This doesn't even touch upon all the resources that not cutting down trees saves, and the pollutants that processing paper introduces into the biosphere.
Let's take a look at a few ways that going paperless can save trees.