is in the air
changing colors can mean
has finally arrived and with it will come the changing
of the colors in the leaves on the trees. (Yes, you from
the East, we Californians consider that “little bit” of
color change in the leaves to constitute “Fall”.)
much as we enjoy this beautifully scenic event (or not
if you have to rake up all those colorful and falling
leaves) they really can have a greater impact on our lives
than just the enjoyment of the colors.
is a very important part of our lives. It can help us
to be up to 40% more productive. Yes, that's right.
you color code your forms, files, or folders you can immediately
recognize in concept for which the form is to be used
or what the folder contains. Blue folders are for rental
customers and green folders are for sale customers, for
example. Sure you still need to read the folder to determine
exactly which customer the folder is for but if
you know you want a rental customer you won't be looking
at the green folders, will you?
important is that you choose colors that make sense to
you. Individual colors have a specific emotional impact
on us that is different from the impact that they have
on someone else. For me, for example, I color code my
client files by marking the top tab of a manila file folder
with yellow and green markers. Yellow because it is my
favorite color as well as a bright happy color and green
because it is the color of money and that is what my clients
do for me. Using plain manila folders and color coding
them with markers helps keep the costs down as well.
reserve the more expensive solid file folders for more
specific tasks. I use a solid yellow folder for my phone
calls to be made because that is a bright shiny task that
I get to do. I also use a solid red folder for my bills
that need to be paid because that is a HOT project.
with colors in your life – besides being fun it can help
you be more productive. Have fun!