I always have clients ask themselves, “If I were to find this file on the floor one day, would the label tell me exactly what’s inside?” This always helps us to feel our way to the most descriptive name for a folder. Many of my clients travel frequently. The idea to break down certain categories into Past and Future came when sorting a client’s piles of maps, restaurant reviews, hotel bills, and itineraries. “Travel” clearly was too large a category. To keep important documents for future trips from getting mixed in with memorabilia from old trips, we created two folders: “Future Travel” and “Past Travel.” I personally have “Future Marketing” and “Past Marketing” folders. These keep my fresh ideas separate from old marketing attempts.
Some other ideas:
Past/Future Speaking Engagements
Past/Future Home Improvements
Past/Future Workshops & Classes
7 DAY CHALLENGE: What folder do you have that can be divided into Past and Future? It should only take minutes to make this easy, but important distinction.