Below are two frameworks I’ve developed to help guide my clients through their personalized process of becoming Technorganized. 


TechnOrganizing teaches you how to improve your relationship with your digital tools. This dynamic training presents easy-to-adopt principles and delivers personalized recommendations for improvement.

TechnOrganizing Principles

TechnOrganizing principles have helped hundreds of artists, entrepreneurs, community-based organizations, and enterprises make the Internet work for them. 

The Internet is influencing how we live and work. In today’s fast-paced and hyper-connected world, we’re constantly negotiating how we will be either interrupted or improved by the digital tools we use.

Developing skills for managing our relationship with these tools is critical. Thankfully, some principles can make this easy and enjoyable.

Whether it’s information overload, incompatible systems, or common mistakes that cost us time and money, we’ve all experienced mishaps that left us feeling overwhelmed, disappointed, or afraid.

TechnOrganizing principles can help us avoid these mishaps or recover from their negative impact on our experience of new tools and opportunities.  

Below is a summary of the key principles gathered over a decade of learning how people successfully improve their relationships with their digital tools. 

1. Start with Help

“A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.”


Help is available on most of the online and mobile tools we all use. Don’t assume figuring it out alone is best. Move faster and save frustration by referring to help online, in applications, or in user manuals first. Find the source of help that works best for you when you’re unsure.

2. Personalize

“You relate to what you help create.”


The best way to establish both power and ownership within the tools and applications we all use is to personalize them. These tools were created for you, but can also be created by you. Add your name, your favorite color, or a picture. Also, it’s not too much to email developers and recommend features.

3. Gain a Top Line View & Study Your Work


“An unexamined life is not worth living.”

To be more productive you must have an accurate assessment of where you are in relationship to where you want to be. By maintaining dashboards, advanced filters, and automated labels, you can quickly assess the work ahead. Also, establishing indicators and recognizing patterns empowers us to make better choices. How many emails do you receive on average? How many of these do you respond to? What does that mean? What needs to change? Is your work style working for you? How you work can always be improved.

4. Organize by Search

“Name it how you’ll need it.”


Instead of putting everything in the proper place, use keywords, key people, and other contextual information to find information whenever you need it. You can spend less time organizing your email, tasks, and documents, by using advanced search operators as organizing tools and resisting the urge to keep everything in the “right place.”

5. Take Action & Take Breaks!

“In reality, our bodies are designed to pulse and pause…”


When opportunities present themselves, take action. Small wins can help you build momentum to do larger tasks. If it takes under 2 minutes to delegate, respond, or do, do it now. However, we are not machines meant to do repetitive tasks over a long period. We are human beings, built to expend energy and then renew it.

6. Learn & Use Shortcuts

“There are shortcuts in life. Use them.”


You can get more done if you can move faster in the apps, online tools, and devices you use. You can find and learn shortcut keys. Saving absolute links or bookmarks that take you quickly to very specific pages in your application will save you time. In addition, knowing shortcuts for the top 10 actions you take every day will increase your speed.



“TechnOrganizing” is a term created by Rolando Brown in January 2009. The term was first used during a public workshop for young professionals in Anchorage, Alaska, and described a broad set of best practices and principles anyone could use to improve their relationship with both new technology and the Internet.

“www.technorganizing.com” is owned by Rolando Brown and serves as a destination for sharing TechnOrganizing principles, products, and related services.


TechnOrganizing principles represent knowledge distilled by Rolando Brown during academic study, public seminars, and private training. These principles build upon public knowledge produced by experts in the fields of digital literacy and human productivity, as well as findings gathered from his work with individuals and teams using new technology across the world. If you want to learn more about his inspirations and sources, please email rolando.brown@gmail.com or call (718) 450-7936. 

Tech Stress-to-Flow Ratio

The concept of the stress-to-flow ratio, drawing upon the insights of Steven Kotler and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, offers a nuanced understanding of the interplay between stress and flow in the realm of performance, particularly in the context of technological impact on individuals.


Kotler, renowned for his exploration of flow states, asserts these states as peak experiences of consciousness, characterized by optimal performance and well-being. Csikszentmihalyi, who introduced the concept of flow, highlights its significance as moments where one feels their best and performs their best.


Building on their foundational work, alongside contributions from Rolando Brown and supported by analytical enhancements from ChatGPT, we introduce a framework for evaluating technology through the lens of its potential to either induce stress or facilitate flow.

Conceptual Framework for the Stress-to-Flow Ratio:

  • Stress Inducers (SI): We evaluate technology’s potential stress triggers, such as information overload, multitasking demands, interface complexity, and frequency of interruptions.

  • Flow Facilitators (FF): We identify elements within technology that support entry into flow states, including engagement levels, balance between challenge and skill, feedback immediacy, and distraction minimization.

Stress-to-Flow Ratio Formula:

Stress-to-Flow Ratio (SFR)= SI/FF​

A lower SFR suggests technology is more adept at facilitating flow, and enhancing user performance and satisfaction. Conversely, a higher SFR indicates potential stress enhancement, which could impede flow and negatively affect the user experience.

Application Steps:

  • Assessing Stress Inducers: Evaluate technology for information processing demands, multitasking requirements, interface complexity, and interruption rates.

  • Evaluating Flow Facilitators: Assess how well the technology engages users, matches challenges to skills, provides feedback, and focuses attention.

  • Scoring. Assign a conceptual score based on the potential stress-to-flow ratio, with 1 being the best possible score (indicating very low stress and high facilitation of flow) and 5 indicating the highest potential stress and lowest contribution to flow

  • Surveys. Survey human experiences using stress inducers and flow facilitators as controls and interventions. Compare against conceptual scores.


Calculate the SFR using identified factors, then analyze the ratio to gauge the technology’s impact on fostering flow or inducing stress. Ratios near zero denote technology that supports flow, while higher ratios signal a need for design adjustments to minimize stress factors and enhance flow-promoting features.


  • Certified High Flow Coaches leverage principles and protocols from the Flow Research Collective to lower lowering their stress-to-flow ratio within those technologies, applying flow facilitators to mitigate or transform stress inducers–i.e., coach helps client integrate FF’s to transform SI’s and enhance likelihood of achieving flow.
  • Finding reported back to technology developers with hopes to reduce stress inducers within the product. 

Example Application of Framework:


AIDE (Ancient and Artificial Intelligence)

AIDE represents a synergistic approach that combines Ancient Intelligence with Artificial Intelligence to create a powerful pathway for achieving peak performance and sustainable growth. This dual approach ensures that individuals not only leverage the latest in technology to enhance efficiency but also tap into deep-rooted wisdom to foster personal and professional development. It is best leveraged after a clear assessment of a client’s goals, sources of stress, sources of energy, income, and expenses.


Ancient Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence



Appreciative investments of time and energy.

Automation of repetitive tasks (i.e. AI-Suitable Analysis, Action).



Inner transformation is essential to wellness.

Integration of technology with a healthy stress-to-flow ratio.



Devotion cultivates a deep well.

Delegation of valued resources to trusted resources.



Expansion mindfully fosters wisdom and clarity.

Elimination of what is unessential and distracting.

A closer look at each component:

  • Appreciation & Automation: Emphasizes the importance of valuing time and energy, paralleled with the efficiency gained through automating repetitive tasks. This duality promotes a mindset of gratitude while optimizing the practical aspects of work and life.

  • Inner Transformation & Integration: Focuses on the essential journey of personal growth and wellness, coupled with the seamless integration of technology into daily routines. This encourages a harmonious balance between personal development and technological convenience.

  • Devotion & Delegation: Highlights the cultivation of deep, purposeful work, mirrored by the strategic delegation of tasks to appropriate tools or team members. It suggests a commitment to one’s core values and missions, while effectively distributing effort and resources to enhance possibilities.

  • Expansion & Elimination: Advocates for the expansion of knowledge, wisdom, and joy through mindfulness, continuous learning, and deep experiences, alongside the elimination of non-essential activities or distractions. This principle promotes a life of fulfillment, focus, and clarity.


“AIDE” is a framework created by Rolando Brown in March 2024 inspired by a strategic recommendation offered by Jullien Gordon to focus TechnOrganizing coaching on teaching individuals to leverage automation, delegation, and elimination (ADE).  With deeper contemplation, Rolando developed the AIDE framework as a tool to optimize both digital engagement and sustained personal growth.


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