February 8, 2010
EPM and keeping your contacts organized
A paper address book
Your cell phone
Your iPhone, synced with computer address book
Your email account
Whatever you choose, use it. Keep your contacts in it. What kind of information do you need? Only what you think you'll need to know again. My tendency when starting a new system like this is to create something that is too big and complicated, then after the second time I use it, it feels like too much work, and I abandon it. So, stick with basics:
Name of Spouse/Partner/Kids
You won't get this type of information from everybody, but for anyone you want a relationship with, if you get these 5 things in your book, you are good to go.
If each person matters, you make sure your address book reflects it.
Posted by Matt Kuzma