The 3 Column Method — Your Key to More Effective Planning

What do I mean by the 3 Column Method? And how does it help you with your planning? Well, using schedules and to-do lists is a time management skill that many of you are familiar with.  So, this is a variation on these tools that can help you fine-tune them. Using it you’ll increase your…

3 To-Do List Tips to Help You Optimize Your Time and Productivity

If you feel challenged by your to-do list, these 3 to-do list tips will help you move toward mastery. It’s a fact that sometimes those lists become so challenging that we want to avoid them. So, these to-do list tips will help you with that. I have a friend who jots ideas and tasks on…

Actionable Steps: Your Key for Accomplishing Your Goals

Setting goals with actionable steps opens up all kinds of doors. And creating and managing your to-do lists so that they break your tasks into small chunks that don’t overwhelm you is really worth the upfront investment.  Creating actionable steps for your goals and tasks takes practice and commitment. No one system is going to…

Do You Multitask? Here Are Some Pros and Cons to Consider

When you multitask, it seems like a good idea, doesn’t it? I mean, finding time and being more productive is so important, why not multitask? Your focus when you multitask When you multitask it works against you if you’re engaged in activities requiring focus.  Tests performed by the American Psychological Association in Washington D.C. conclusively…

Reviewing Your To-Do List Keeps It Fresh and Useful

Reviewing your to-do list is an excellent way to keep it fresh and relevant to your needs and goals. This review is always time well spent. No matter what you’ve accomplished (or not accomplished) in your day, reviewing your to-do list gives you important perspective. It also grounds you firmly in reality, and this is…

Using Your To-Do List — Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Using your to-do list gets you from where you are to where you want to be. Your list is your road map. Maybe it’s the map for your day. And maybe it extends to your week, month, or even your year. The thing is, making the time to create your to-do list is important. But…

De-Clutter Your To-Do List and Lighten Your Load

When you de-clutter your to-do list you give yourself an immediate energy boost. Indeed de-cluttering that list is an important and rewarding gift that you are in a position to give yourself any time. Prioritizing and de-cluttering aren’t exactly the same, though. Prioritizing your to-do list helps you highlight what’s most important at any given…