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The simple organization trick fitness entrepreneur Tracy Anderson swears by

Celebrity trainer and fitness entrepreneur Tracy Anderson is always moving. When she's not coaching clients like Gwyneth Paltrow or Madonna, building her apparel line or gearing up for her national athletic tour, she's also raising a family and making time to see friends.

One simple trick helps her stay organized.

"I have a lot of little notebooks," Anderson told CNBC. "My notebook might have a personal thing on it, it might have a business thing on it, it might have something about my kids on it, it might have something about friends."

Visualizing her ideas

Tracy Anderson walks the runway during the Go Red For Women fall 2015 fashion show on February 12, 2015 in New York City.
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Tracy Anderson walks the runway during the Go Red For Women fall 2015 fashion show on February 12, 2015 in New York City.

For Anderson, writing notes down and visualizing her tasks on paper works best.

"I grew up as a chess player, so I think it's part of it," she said. "It's like I need to see all of the pieces or the obstacles and then I'll figure it out for myself."

If text and email overload is weighing you down, Anderson's notebook method could work for you.

"I get so many emails [and] so many texts that sometimes it's just easier for me to brain dump there," she said. "I like the notebook so that I don't leave things behind, because I do run fast."

Having a notebook enables her to connect more with her ideas too, Anderson said.

"I do a lot of little notes and ideas," she said. "I'm organized in my space of what I need, but if somebody from the outside was watching it, they might feel like they were watching a tornado in some way."