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Does Your Handwriting Need Help?

For those moments you must write it out.

By
Stever Robbins

As more and more of us live most of our lives on computers, handwriting is becoming a thing of the past. This is good, as long as you can type every single thing you might ever need to type. But you can't. Most of us jot notes from time to time and need to act on those later.

I've recently encountered several people who find their notes and can't make sense of them later! This week's challenge: spend a week writing excellent notes to yourself.

Date each note and make sure to label it as to what it's about. Label phone numbers and addresses with the person's name-even if you know you'll remember whose number it is. Date ideas and thought on projects. That way, when you find two conflicting notes about a topic, you know which reflects your latest thinking. And make an effort to hand write each note. Make sure you can read your writing a couple of days later, and if you can't, spend some time practicing handwriting until you can write legibly.

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About the Author

Stever Robbins

Stever Robbins is a graduate of W. Edward Deming’s Total Quality Management training program and a Certified Master Trainer Elite of NLP. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT. 

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