Posts tagged To-Do List
How to Empty Your Mind for Better Problem Solving & Performance

I am convinced that one of the biggest threats to the adult mind is the amount of everyday information we store in it. All day, our brains are sifting through thousands of to-dos and incomplete items:

  • You forgot to return your client’s call.

  • The proposal has not gone out yet.

  • Taxes are going to be due soon, and you have not prepared the documentation.

  • The printer is acting up and will have to be repaired.

  • You need to start hiring for a new marketing position.

It is relentless. The reminders do not stop until we complete the tasks. The brain’s goal is to make sure we survive, and this is one of the ways it helps us. And your brain is right: the information is useful and important.

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How to Effectively Keep Track of Everything You Have to Do

Days are full of activity and go by in the blink of an eye. Between one thing and the next, it will show if ideas and work are not managed properly. We will miss a deadline, forget to call a big client back or drop the ball on an important assignment. Executing is key but so is following-up to ensure that everything that was needed to be done was done on time.

Fear not: there are ways to combat this. All that is necessary is developing a system to keep track of all your to-do list items and ensuring the system works to follow through on all these tasks.

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It's Time to Master Your To-Do List

Professionals have an enormous amount of work on their plates at all times, and it can be difficult to manage. As soon as progress has been made, three more important things are added. The to-do list has become its own monster.

The key is to take control, so your to-do list works for you, not vice versa. This will free your mind of worries and distractions, leaving you present and focused on the day ahead.

Luckily, there are some strategies that will keep you organized and on track for success.

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