The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: 3rd annual To do, To done, To not do, To stop doing & To’odle compilation

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This month’s Rock.Paper.Scissors e-newsletter focuses on some fabulous folks’ to-do lists & includes your very own printable to do list template.  (Not on the monthly e-newsletter mailing list?  Sign up for free here.)

Chances are if I ask you what’s on your to-do list you’d grumble a bit & reach into your gray matter (or your smart phone or your drawer) & pull out a list.  Perhaps a loooooong list, perhaps a list of shoulds mixed with overwhelm, with a little guilt thrown in for good measure.  Not very inspiring.

That’s why, 3 years ago, I started a more creative to-do tool, one meant to inspire & lift you up. It’s made up of:

  • To Dothings I want to start doing, being or having
  • To continue doingthese work, so I should continue doing these
  • To stop doingI tried these but they aren’t effective, so I shouldn’t do them anymore
  • To not doI know I want to stay away from these
  • To donethat’s not a typo; these are my accomplishments – I am proud of these.  This one is left off most lists I know of & yet it’s critical to take time to reflect on what we’ve done not just on what’s left to do.
  • To-oodle * what I do when I need/want to avoid following my lists & let my mind wander

Last year I shared how some interesting, intriguing folk had filled it in & this year the tradition continues.  So grab some inspiration from these folks who have dialed in from the around the world to give you a peek into their aspirations.  This post breaks you in easy with their to-do lists.  When you’re done reading, grab your own printable to do list template (provided below) & fill it in yourself.  And stay tuned for the next post on to continue doing.

Here’s what folks had to say about To Dothings they want to start doing, being or having …

Danielle LaPorte

The fabulous & increasingly famous Danielle LaPorte wants to take a retreat at a convent.

Jen Louden

Lovely Jen Louden, creator of Savour & Serve, wants to “write 1 very true book & create 1 very true learning delight.”

Bill Ursel

Bill Ursel, of the Heart & Stroke Foundation, wants to “be deliberate about seeing the ‘other’ – key to my work & being a responsible citizen of this rock called earth.”

Julie Szabo & her partner Darren Barefoot

Julie Szabo, my adored social media mentor, wants to“start trusting my gut more & believing in the power of speedy decision making.”

Terry McBride

Terry McBride, CEO of Nettwerk Music Group, who’s called Avril Lavigne & Sarah McLachlan clients, wants to take more walks with his daughter

Navjit Kandola

Navjit Kandola, one of the sweetest, incisive souls around with a personal triumph story that will make your toes curl & your heart leap, wants to “blaze some trails on my site TenderLogic.com.”  Getting on the stage, on the mic & in the spotlight are also on her list.

Vinol Boolell

Vinod Boolell, my pal & judge at the UN & former judge in Kosovo, wants to catch up on reading, especially biographies & to brush up on his ballroom dancing.

Inspired?  Click here for your own copy of the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ To-Do template.

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