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Don Downs

I help coaches use technology to grow their business. Saying that I promote technology scares some people away, but it doesn’t have to. I understand that technology can’t solve every problem. Sometimes, it even makes things worse. But when you apply it appropriately, it really can save you time and money. So my goal isn’t to get you to use more technology. My goal is to help you make more money doing what you love. Why? Because deep down, I believe we all share the same mission: to make the world a better place. That’s why I work with coaches and other entrepreneurs who are passionate about helping others and improving the world. I want to help you grow your business so that you can have an even larger impact.

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About this course

Can't Keep Up?

Learn how to simplify your life with my Control the Chaos Program.

Have you ever wasted time searching through stacks of paper all over your office or home for that one important item you need? Do you have trouble focusing and remembering to do all the stuff you are supposed to be doing? Do you feel so overwhelmed you can't possibly take on one more new thing?

You are not alone. These are common problems, especially in today's information age. According to former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, "Between the birth of the world and 2003, there were five exabytes of information created. We [now] create five exabytes every two days."

Now imagine, just for a moment, how much more time you'd have and how much less stressed you'd be if you could get organized and have everything you need right at your fingertips.

If you are ready to achieve that visio for yourself; if you want to Overcome Overwhelm and kick the piles of paper and the mental clutter to the curb, Outsmart Your Technology can help.

Join those who have learned to Control the Chaos with this course.

Fortunately, there is a readily available system that allows you to store information, organize it, and retrieve it quickly. Better yet, it is a system that can always be with you. This system works well whether you are a technology aficianado, a technology hater, or somewhere in between. 

The core of this system is Evernote, a note taking and organization app that provides a single point to access all of your notes and thoughts. It's great for managing project notes and tasks, managing your general To Do lists, and storing other useful reference information.

You're Never "Too Busy" to Be More Effective!

Do you think you're too busy to take this course right now? Don't fall into the trap I call "Bicycle Syndrome." Bicycle Syndrome is "pushing your bike faster and faster, but never taking the time to stop, get on, and ride."

You can complete this course in just a few minutes per day. Don't delay! The sooner you start, the sooner you will benefit from being more organized, focused, and effective!

What you'll learn

This course teaches you the "ins and outs" of my Control Your Chaos system in simple, easy-to-understand language. Even if you're not fond of electronic systems and software, you'll find this system easy to use, and you'll love the convenience of having a solution that works anytime, anywhere.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Retain valuable information such as new thoughts, web pages, receipts, instructions manuals, project-related information, To Do items (to name a few) quickly and easily.
  • Organize your tasks so that they are readily available when you are ready to work - no matter where you are or how much (or how little) time you have available.
  • Stay focused and keep a clear mind.
  • Save time by quickly accessing information stored in Evernote* from your computer, phone, or tablet.
  • Be more focused productive in your business.
  • Reduce paper clutter.

Modules Include:

  1. Introduction
    This module provides an overview of the course. It describes the methodology, how to remember and handle new information, and what you need to get started.
  2. Handling Information
    In this module describes the organization strategy and how to set up to get started.
  3. Inputting Information
    This module describes multiple methods for adding information into Evernote. 
  4. Accessing Information
    Having lots of information in Evernote does you no good unless you can quickly and easily retrieve it when you need it. This module teaches how to effortlessly retrieve both your "to do" items and reference information.
  5. Special Topics
    This module teaches advance tricks and discusses differences between the mobile and desktop version.

*If you're not using Evernote, you're missing out. If you are using Evernote and don't feel like you're using it to its maximum potential, this course will help you get more out of it.

How Does It Work?

Control the Chaos is a self-directed course, with a new module becoming available each week. This schedule allows busy, overwhelmed entrepreneurs like you to learn at your own pace. There are no meetings to attend—take each lesson whenever it is convenient with your schedule. If you have any questions, you can post in the discussion forums or submit them via email.


Want to Take Back Your Life?

Join the hundreds who have used Evernote to Control the Chaos!

The sooner you start,
the sooner you will enjoy the benefits of Controlling the Chaos in your life!

Don's knowledge is only surpassed by his patience. He is able to answer questions via FB or email that quickly solve problems for me. Of course, talking to him is great, too. He is part of my team, and that is a real plus.
- Penny Hammond, Owner/President of Outta Space Organizing.