How to Handle a To-Do List…
...like you know what you're doing. Now, if you haven't believed a word I've thus far written on this blog, you must, and I stress this bending over backwards, you must believe I know what I'm talking about here. This one is my specialty. Handling a to-do list like never heard of, or done before.
First, let me tell you what I got myself into. Yes, I thought, why not host a book club. Reading is important to me, and so why not socialize with others who enjoy reading as well. That's why when I heard about Mocha Girls growing chapters in California, and branching out across the country, I said again, why not? Why not add one more little check box to my to-do list to host a chapter right here in Philly, Pa.?
If you are in the area, and interested in reading or talking about books, visit Mocha Girls Philly to add another check box to your 'must-do' list. The kick-off meet-up will be December 10, 2011 *1805 Walnut Street Rittenhouse Square, Phila, PA * 11:30am – 1:00pm. Thereafter, and please do not write this in stone just yet, I expect we'll host online meet-ups to accommodate busy schedules, including that of my own.
And with that, here's how to tackle a to-do list with skill and finesse.
Stare at your to-do list for at least 15-minutes a day envisioning everything on it happening in real time. This here is your finesse because if you’re anything like me, you'll be smiling as you're staring, thinking 'ain't no way even half of this is getting done.’
And right here is where you can start crossing things off the list... the skill part. For instance, can't squeeze in writing 5000 words a day on a book, then trim it down to 2500, and think 'writing any amount of words a day, to include one, is better than writing none.' ✓mark for Rhonda right here!
What about cleaning? Has someone, or something been pestering you about those pesky household chores...need to wash the car, dust!, sweep, vacuum, mop, clean... clean...clean!?! Just remember. Household chores are not like people with feelings. You have far more important things to attend to. Anything that's lying around on the floor or piling up on desks and tables won’t go nowhere. Trust me on this. Chores will hang around until the end of time. So there is absolutely no need to worry about neglecting them. You can go on and do like I skillfully do and ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ these babies right off the list.
Anything on the list that starts with CALL... check those off too. You won't be calling, but rather sending an email. And so gimme some more ✓'s here too.
Whatever you do, Do Not add anything to the list where you will be required to take notes, or where there is the high likelihood that someone will be there taking notes, not unless you enjoy creating lots of to-do lists.
Above all else, get in the habit of fancifying your check marks. It’ll sprucen up your creative skills and least I need to even mention, it'll give your to-do list a much better feel and look.
And so you see...for anyone who handles a to-do list with as much skill and finesse...oh nevermind... just add this one little thing to your to-do list and come on out to chat about books.