Have lots of time on your hands? More than enough resources to do what you want to do? Do you regularly feel in charge, competent, controlled? Is relaxed your middle name?
Yes? Then please send me the name of the deserted island you’re living on.
No? Then welcome to the rest of the world.
Fifth in a series, this post celebrates what some pretty spiffy folk have on their to done lists. Things they’ve accomplished, checked off their to do lists. We’re so busy focusing on what we’ve yet to do, that burgeoning, never completed list, that we rarely take time to pause. Pause. Pause and realize, really realize, how much we’ve accomplished.
Make note of how you feel when you read about their accomplishments. Impressed? Proud? Intrigued?
That’s how I want you to feel when you take a look at your own to done list. Take a read then go make your own to done list. Afterwards listen carefully. You’ll hear me shaking my pom poms for you!
To Done – or ‘yep, that’s not a typo; these are my accomplishments – I am proud of these.‘
From Dyana Valentine, who helps self-starters self-finish and whose Perfect Pitch process is nigh on perfect –
I am truly proud of launching Pitch Perfect my first digital workshop. Speaking in five cities to over 1200 people makes me feel like a strutting peacock, too :)
From Danielle LaPorte, lifestyle diva, style maven, Fire Starter & WhiteHot Truth mama –
Scored a major book deal with Random House to launch an all-new version of The Fire Starter Sessions. Put out regular love and sharp thinking on WhiteHotTruth.com
From Melodie Biringer Queen of all we Crave & Mistress of Women’s business development –
I launched 7 CRAVE books in 7 cities (one of them in Amsterdam), delivered my first keynote talk on my upcoming book, participated in the winning team at startup weekend, rode bikes through the city streets of Amsterdam with my husband.
From Kerri Carlson – the Wonder Woman behind the inspirational Every Woman annual conference –
Formulating a perfect schedule for my self that works for me.
From Oz Sokoh, U.K. Shell Geo-scientist by day and foodie blogger by night –
Refuse to be judged.
From Melanda Schmid, UN Habitat consultant in Kenya, non-violent communications fiend & lover of earrings –
Reestablished myself in a new career path, built a network in a new country and field of work, and I love it!!!
And in case you think I know not men, this in from Pat Jarvis – dedicated to Paralympic sport, Order of Canada recipient, his perigrination & peripatetic lifestyle is dedicated to making the world a better place (& is brought to you by the letter ‘p’) –
Taking actions that back up my desire to be a great life partner and engaged family guy — so got engaged and now having fun making plans for future. And qualified for Boston marathon so signed up and running it on April 18.
From Sam Crespi, writer, ever curious, purposeful wanderer –
I DANCE! Put on some 40s tunes, or salsa and dance myself silly. It’s a real mood lifter, and great for the figger! LOL If not dancing, I may read, go for a walk or invite some women friend over to hunker down and do those women tribal things like give each other mani pedis, laugh, swap stories, ideas and mutual support. Wine, chocolate, popcorn are definitely options. Sometimes I make postcards using funny headlines and colored papers.
From Michelle Royle, one of the best trainers I know, whose integrity can’t be topped, a deep thinker, traveler & dry humourist –
I’m humbled by the opportunities I have had with the work I have done, I realized this past year, that I have always had opportunities to serve and I have done that well. I am so grateful and surprised always, at the windows and doors in organizations, communities and countries that have opened up and been so welcoming to my contribution.
I’m proud of my inquisitive, willing to learn, tireless want to always do better, parenting I stand for – for my kids and my self
I am proud of the quality of my relationship with my former husband. I’m proud of my shaking-all-the-way, willingness to follow my ‘gut’.
From Johanne Gallagher, the wickedly funny, charming Irish Diva living, working & playing in Norway –
I am proud that I traveled alone in 2010 for 6 months to South America and Costa Rica. I remodeled my kitchen and started a new business venture in 2010. I became a better friend with myself.
And you? What’s on your to done list?
Watch for upcoming and already covered segments from these same folks:
- things I want to start doing, being or having this month
- these work, so I should continue doing these
- I tried these but they aren’t effective, so I shouldn’t do them anymore
- I know I want to stay away from these
- yep, that’s not a typo; these are my accomplishments – I am proud of these. This one is left off most lists I know of and yet it’s critical to take time to reflect on what we’ve done not just on what’s left to do.
- what to do when I need to float, let my mind wander, and relax
To download your own template to use as you wish simply click here: Rock.Paper.Scissors To Do template.
Stay tuned for the final compilation – the to’odle lists.