The P.A.R.A. Method

PARA Part 2: Operations Manual

Last month I published The P.A.R.A. Method: A Universal System for Organizing Digital Information. It describes a simple, lightweight, yet extremely flexible system for organizing any type of digital information across any platform. The feedback I’ve gotten has been so phenomenal, I’ve made implementing P.A.R.A. the first unit of my upcoming online bootcamp, Building a

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PARA Part 3: RandomNote – Building an Idea Generator

What if you could push a button and immediately be given an idea? Not just any idea. A good idea. An idea relevant to your interests, your goals, and your current projects. What if every time you pushed this button, you also made it more likely that even better ideas would be surfaced in the

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PARA Part 4: Setup Guide

This article is a guide for getting started with PARA, an organizational system for your digital life. Here’s the 5-step process I recommend you follow: Step 1: Move existing files to a new folder called “Archive [date]” (with today’s date) Step 2: Create folders for each of your current projects Step 3: Move all the

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PARA Part 5: The Project List Mindsweep

PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 A version of this article was originally published on the Evernote blog In Part 1 I argued that the Project List was the lynchpin of not only P.A.R.A. and your broader PKM (personal knowledge management) system, but to your entire working

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