How to: Manage your Phone – PIM training tip

How to: Manage your Phone – PIM training tip

Consider your phone as a very valuable tool in your Personal Information Management – PIM – strategy. It should also be considered to be a very dangerous and vulnerable access point for a lot of your critical data. If managed improperly, it is Continue reading


How to Save Money “Taming the Data Deluge” – PIM Tip – Go Digital

How to Save Money While Taming the Data Deluge – Personal Information Management – PIM – Tip – Go Digital

How many of you have news paper and magazines subscriptions? I hope you know you can Continue reading


Personal Information Management Coach, PIMCoach – YouTube Introduction

Personal Information Management Coach – PIMCoach – YouTube Introduction

Hit this link to see what the “Personal Information Management Coach” series is all about.

Call to Action: hit the URL above and stay tuned for “How to” advice, Tips, and Methodologies to “Tame the Data Deluge” that is happening in our personal lives.


Peter Gailey
The PIMCoach


How to simplify your banking, Personal Information Management strategy

How to simplify your banking. Part of your Personal Information Management (PIM) strategy.

I generally suggest having as few bank accounts as is reasonable for you to manage your day to day life, and “Tame the data Deluge” that you experience from needing to many different accounts. Having fewer accounts will help with Continue reading


Save time & money – Auto-Pay Monthly Bills – Part of your PIM strategy

Save time & money – Auto-Pay Monthly Bills – Part of your PIM strategy:

This is one of the best time savers. It also my save you a lot of money in the form Continue reading


How to digitize your Address Book, and Contacts

How to digitize your Address Book, and Contacts.

Your Address Book and Contacts are a critical part of your Personal Information Management – PIM, strategy.

Digitize this content type. Either scan it, or Continue reading


Think your personal information in the “Cloud” is safe? Think again.

Think your personal information (PIM data) in the “Cloud” is safe? Think again. Back your data up locally.

International Data Corp (IDC) a very trusted Analyst firm, along with EMC, one of the top 3 Data storage manufactures in the high-tech business have performed a very insightful study. One of the findings states that the amount of data that is currently being created is more than the amount of available media to store it. Meaning, Continue reading


How to save time every day. Get organized with your search activity. Use “Google Alerts”.

How to save time every day. Get organized with your search activity. Use “Google Alerts”.

If there is a specific topic that you are particularly interested in your personal or professional life, you can set up a tool within Google called a “Search Agent”. This service will automagically search the internet for the topic your are interested in. For example, I am particularly interested in “Data Preservation”.

I have set up a search agent on Google Alerts with the search term “Data Preservation” in a Boolean search. This service scours the internet and delivers the findings when I tell it to. In this case, every day, I get one email with links to all things that have anything to do with Data Preservation. Saves a lot of time and effort on my end. If I can’t get to the email every day, I do not miss anything. I have the results in my inbox.

Setup is easy:
1.) Go to
2.) Create your search terms. (For tips go to Google and look up “Boolean search”
3.) Chose everything
4.) Chose how often you want results sent to you. As it Happens, Every Day, Every Week??
5.) How many results you want ot see?
6.) Where do you want the data sent? Which email account?
7.) Hit the Create Alert button.

Following this technique, you can become an expert in a short time.

Hope this “PIMCoach Tip” has helped you.
Peter Gailey


PIMCoach Introduction

Personal Information Management PIM, is a field that is evolutionary. Data and information types are constantly changing. The Large Information technology analyst firms predict that data is growing at a compounded rate of up to 60% per year. 85% of all data is generated by individuals. By 2020 the amount of data in our personal lives will be 40 times what is was in the year 2009. It will be almost entirely electronic in form. You must proactively manage it or you will more than likely lose it.

I have identified well over 100 different streams of data, and types of data documents that effect our personal lives.

It is my goal to provide individuals with pragmatic tips, tricks, tools and methodologies to learn how to “Tame the Data Deluge” in our personal lives. I have a comprehensive book in development.

Please consider me your Personal Information Management Coach or your PIMCoach!! Stay tuned to my various communications channels on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and of course the PIMCOach website. This will be a journey that we take together.

Please send me any of your Tips and Tricks, Methodologies and just as important, your challenges managing your personal data, I will help you and others learn how to “Tame the data Deluge”.


Peter Gailey