The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: what’s on your ‘to continue doing’ & ‘to stop doing’ list?

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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.)  This post is the 2nd in a series (the first one focused on their to-do lists).

Not familiar with the series?  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 continues the tradition with their to-continue doing & to-stop doing 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-not do & to-done.

Here’s what folks had to say about To Continue Doing  (these work, so I should continue doing these) & To stop doing (I tried these but they aren’t effective, so I shouldn’t do them anymore) …

Danielle LaPorte

The fabulous & increasingly famous Danielle LaPorte wants to “continue working with excellent people who do what they say they’re going to do — every time.”

Oz Sokoh

Oz Sokoh wants to continue “loving myself. Unconditionally. Thighs included.”

Julie Szabo & biz partner Darren Barefoot

Julie Szabo, my adored social media mentor,  wants to continue working with the very best. “They elevate my game & inspire greatness.”

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 continue laughing, looking at the sky, dreaming & singing every day.

Vinod Boolell

Vinod Boolell, my pal & judge at the UN & former judge in Kosovo, stemming from a major health scare for both him & his son a few years ago, wants to continue “regular workouts & eating healthy combined rationally with professional activities.”

Jamie Lundine

Jamie Lundine, health geographer, action researcher & crisis mapper based in Kenya, wants to continue “taking time for myself”

Shish Ngugi

Shish Ngugi, with the UN health agency in Somalia, asks “Is there a word limit because my list is endless.”

Inspired?  Click here for your own printable to do – the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ To-Do template.


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