How Using Evernote On A Project Helps Me Keep My Sanity

By Alexis Rodrigo | Entrepreneurship

Feb 16

MacBook Pro

Following my video and post on how I use mind maps, one of my readers, the lovely Angie Newton, requested a video demonstrating Evernote. While I've had Evernote on my computers for a number of years now, I haven't used it to its full potential. Hence, I've asked one of my online buddies and mentors, the awesome Lynette Chandler of Techbased Marketing, to demonstrate Evernote for you. I hope you enjoy!

Years ago, I heard someone say that you shouldn't have to remember more than you have to, because your mind is like a hard drive. The more “stuff” you fill it with, the more you have to sort through and the slower you will be at recalling or pulling bits and information out — if you do manage to do it at all.

I am no doctor or scientist. I have no earthly clue whether that has any medical foundation at all and really, it doesn't matter. For me at least — that is the truth. The more I try to remember, the more I will forget. Yet, on any given day in our age of quick, easy and free information, bits and pieces of important, need-to-know and good-to-know information get thrown at us hundreds of times a day from different directions. How can anyone manage to collect, store and remember it all?

The answer: I don't. Not anymore that is.

Because I've found Evernote which I consider to be like my second, brain. Everything — and I do mean everything I can think of — I'd add to Evernote: notes to myself, new ideas, blog post ideas, a funny joke, a photo, a newspaper or magazine clipping, recipes, new product ideas, customer testimonials, clips of other people's landing pages, ads, keywords, articles to write, project brainstorming, etc.

Lexi requested that I make a video showing you how I use Evernote, especially in relation to Internet marketing. And, here it is. Bear with me a little as the starting is a tad slow (for the benefit of those who may not be reading this post) but there's lots of good stuff there. Watch it first before moving on to the list below. You'll have a much better understanding when you do.

Now that you've watched the video, below is the list of notes I've put into the “New Product notebook.” I hope you find it useful and give you a better understanding how Evernote can really change the way you collect, store and remember your information, in your personal life and business.

Plan a New Product Using Evernote (PDF)

Do you use Evernote? If so, how? Do you have additional tips for Evernote newbies?

Or do you have questions for Lynette?

Post your comments and questions below. Thank you!

Creative Commons License photo credit: Paul Beattie

Lynette Chandler is a  marketer with a knack for helping entrepreneurs interpret and apply technology in their business. Always willing to assist, she put together a list of 180 Free Tools You Can Use To Grow Your Business. Click here to download your copy.


About the Author

Lexi Rodrigo is a communication and marketing professional for multimillion-dollar businesses, co-author of Blog Post Ideas: 21 Proven Ways to Create Compelling Content and Kiss Writer's Block Goodbye, and host of "Marketing Insights LIVE!." Connect with Lexi on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

  • Angie says:

    Thanks so much for the video on Evernote. I think it’s great and the PDF will be helpful too. I like the idea of having more tags than notebooks.

    The only thing I can’t quite figure out is how to get a current notebook in to a new one. Every time I try, it does a note book stack but I’m not sure that is what I want. I’ll keep playing with it though.

    Thanks again!

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