Using a notebook to record all your work notes, appointments and contact information is a better way to organize yourself than any technology, says Mike Domanski, who uses a 200-page black notebook. "Use your black book to record your 'victories' or to list your dreams. Use them to record your results. Jot down inspirational quotes. Cut out pictures of what you'd like to buy or places you'd like to visit or scenes that inspire you. Tape them inside," he says.

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