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 Do * things I want to start doing, being or having
- 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
- To not do * I know I want to stay away from these
- To done * that’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 Do * things they want to start doing, being or having …
The fabulous & increasingly famous Danielle LaPorte wants to take a retreat at a convent.
Lovely Jen Louden, creator of Savour & Serve, wants to “write 1 very true book & create 1 very true learning delight.”
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, my adored social media mentor, wants to“start trusting my gut more & believing in the power of speedy decision making.”
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, 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.
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.