Shredding the Paper Habit with Brooks Duncan of DocumentSnap - ATSR009 SimpleREV

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Are those stacks of paper and cabinets of carbon stressing you out?

If so, we brought a special guest onto the show to help you figure out what version of paperless will work for you. It's none other than Brooks Duncan – SimpleREV workshop leader and paperless expert – of

DocumentSnap is where Brooks writes about tools, workflows, and taking action to shred our paper habits. He's also a Certified Management Accountant, a former computer programmer, and lives with his wife and two kiddos in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.

We poked and probed until Brooks delivered the goods on:

  • Whether you can truly go totally paperless (and if you'd actually want to).
  • The common – and beatable – challenges people face when going paperless.
  • His top tips on where to start your paperless journey.
  • Why his Paperless Document Organization Guide is so useful … even before you scan your first document.

Do you struggle with going paperless? Tell us about your issues or share a comment/question in the comments section below. You can also share your insight with a note on iTunes or the SimpleREV Facebook page.

Will You Join Us at the First-Ever SimpleREV 2014?

We've made it easy for you to plan your Minneapolis visit on October 3-4 for our first-ever SimpleREV event. Just check out the SimpleLOGISTICS page for answers to questions like:

  • Where do I stay?
  • What about transportation from the airport to the hotel?
  • How do I get around Minneapolis?
  • Where do I eat?

SimpleREV Specifics

Mark your calendars for SimpleREV on October 3-4, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the University of St. Thomas downtown campus. Tons of people, all passionate about simplicity, will be there … and we want you there too!

If you want to get super deep into simple living, you can get involved by:

  • Attending SimpleREV 2014. As of publishing this podcast episode, there are still some SimpleREV 2014 Pioneer tickets. Your tickets are right here.
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