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Productivity Makeover: How I Transformed My Work Life as a Busy Professional and You Can Too


In a recent video by the Paperless Movement®, Tom Solid shares his journey from working in a corporate environment with over 300,000 employees to founding the Paperless Movement®. He reflects on the challenges he faced as a business analyst and team leader, and how he developed solutions to increase productivity and efficiency within his team and beyond.

The Corporate Struggle

Tom Solid’s experience in the corporate world was filled with endless meetings, overflowing email inboxes, and juggling multiple projects. He felt the pain that many Busy Professionals face, such as lack of prioritization and difficulty finding information when needed. However, Tom didn’t just complain; he came up with solutions. He defined work conventions, developed work streams, and even built a ticketing system that led to a 60% increase in team performance.

Achieving Success with Business Conventions

Tom’s success was not tied to a specific tool like Asana but rather to the following Business Conventions:

  • Visualizing and optimizing work streams
  • Defining cross-department priorities
  • Identifying responsibilities by functions, not people
  • Establishing a single source of truth
    These conventions led to significant improvements in his team’s performance and were eventually adopted by other teams within the company.

    Launching the Paperless Movement®

    In 2018, Tom launched the Paperless Movement® as a side hustle to help others outside his company improve their productivity. He worked one-on-one with hundreds of clients worldwide, helping them overcome challenges such as scattered information, lack of focus, and unclear communication. In 2019, he launched the Paperless Movement® Membership, and in 2020, he developed ICOR® (Input Control Output Refine), an end-to-end productivity system.

    ICOR® Mastery Program

    Tom’s extensive experience as a business analyst and working with business clients led him to recognize that building a professional end-to-end productivity system could be costly and time-consuming. With the Paperless Movement®, he aimed to provide the same results at a fraction of the cost. In January 2022, he launched the ICOR® Mastery Program, providing members with access to the tools and solutions he used to build highly effective digital Solutions.

    A Personalized Approach to Productivity

    Unlike some productivity gurus, Tom emphasizes that people are different, and so must be their productivity setups. He shares his revelations on how he runs, grows, and automates the Paperless Movement® business, offering personalized and easy-to-use digital solutions.

    Join the Paperless Movement® Membership

    If you’re serious about leveling up your digital productivity system, join the Paperless Movement® Membership at The ICOR® Mastery. You’ll become part of a like-minded community that will help you achieve your goals in no time. Tom Solid’s commitment to helping every struggling paperless pioneer become a highly effective digital pro is evident in his dedication to the Paperless Movement® and the solutions he offers to Busy Professionals.

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