Scratch to do lists. What’s on your not to do list?

  Chances are if I ask what’s on your to-do list you’ll be able to pull 1 (or 10) out of your Blackberry, IPhone, daytimer and/or nightstand.  Or out of your brain matter if you’re not the scribing type.  Chances are your list is long.  Chances are it weighs you down. What about lightening the […]

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Stop in the name of sanity; see what’s on Danielle LaPorte’s & other’s ‘no way Jose’ list

Stop in the name of … love?  Peace? Sanity?  Self-preservation? Yes.  Stop. Third in a series, this post collects some wonderful musings of what some equally wonderful folk want to stop doing.  Far from filling up their plates with more to-do’s, these are things they want to take off their plates. The series includes things […]

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The ‘to-continue’ lists of some very interesting folk

Wondering what this year will bring to your door?  Wondering which paths to embark on and which to pass? Based on a series of posts I did last year on my to-do, to continue doing, to stop doing, not to do, to-done, and to’odle lists, this year I thought I’d ask which particular paths a […]

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Peek at the to-do lists of some right interesting folk

Last year round about now I did a series of posts on my to-do, to continue doing, to stop doing, not to do, to-done, and to’odle lists.  (See below for a quick summary of each and a link to download a template to create your own.) This year I thought I’d ask some right interesting […]

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What do I do? Here’s my ‘perfect pitch’ a la Dyana Valentine

Ever been stuck (in an elevator or not) when been asked So what do you do anyway? Unless you produce widgets (e.g. something infinitely easy to describe) you’d best spend some time crafting an intriguing answer. We all ‘pitch’ ourselves – whether we’re an ensconced employee or freelancer, stay at home mama or student.  The […]

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6 easy, free planning tools to help you get the year you want part 2

In my last post I wrote an article about looking back over our shoulder, to the year that was, and looking forward to the year that is yet to be. Here are a bunch of resources to help you with your 2011 planning: From Dyana Valentine – what’s your business end tradition. Chris Guillebeau’s how […]

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Do you recognize this sound? It’s the sound of change

Ahh the sound of change.  A similar clip was played by Graeme Codrington of tomorrowtoday.uk.com at the recent W.I.N. conference in Paris.  While he was playing the clip his 11 year old daughter walked into the room and asked what it was. I can guarantee you that my 9 and 13 year old kids wouldn’t […]

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Assess your perspective & find your blind spots (all without visiting the eye doctor)

We all have 20/20 vision …. in some areas, just as we all have blind spots … in other areas.  Do you know yours? The challenge is how to identify where we shine and where we’re blind. By the time you’ve begun reading this you’ve already been faced with an onslaught of sensory input.  Everything […]

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Looking up and out, not just down and in

Ever get your head so far buried in your work that you forget to look up and out?  Up for new ideas?  Out for new ways to connect?  Read on for a simple way of harnessing technology for good, that is to reach out and up. Having your head down, your office door shut and […]

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When it comes to time is spontaneity political?

Having recently returned from working in Africa I’ve been thinking about time.  A lot. In my last three posts I wrote about a great Utne Reader article called Our Schedules, Our Selves: Are you more important than your appointment book? by Jay Walljasper, Stephan Rechtschaffen’s article called How to expand time and Lynnika Butler’s article […]

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