Here’s some observation from the review of mine:
- I have several in several places –
- on my phone for groceries and errands
- in my Trello account, stemming from a few Brain Dumps I had conducted
- in my moleskin notebook where I do some business journaling
- on scrap paper beside my computer
- on the floor (out of sight) – pages that are reminders to review & think about
- in my head and written nowhere
- They covered a range from “absolutely MUST do” to “sometime MAYBE”
- Some were part of regular business processes, while some were things to think about and explore
How Shall the To Do’s be Organized?
I remembered Stephen Covey’s process in First Things First and decided to dust that off and give it another try:
- Make a list of all the roles I play. Example: Wife & Mother, Business Coach, Business Manager, Choir Member, etc.;
- Identify your Vision for each role and record one or two goals for each;
- Set up your ToDo List with Role Headers and one or two words to remind you of your vision for each;
- Pull out all the lists you have and review. Decide whether each item belongs on the ToDo List or your Calendar or both. Examples – Under Healthy Person, I try to walk 3 times per week for an hour – that belongs on the Calendar. Under On-Line Marketer, I have a plan to develop some content that requires some concentrated time – that belongs on both.
- Evaluate each ToDo against the following:
- Was this thought through in relation to a long-range vision? If yes, allocate it to a role. If no, decide if it should be dropped.
- Was this a ‘should’, a ‘wish’, or a ‘curiosity”? If yes, allocate to a Sometime-Maybe category.
- Was this part of an established business process – a reminder? Allocate to appropriate role and code red to ensure its completion.
The Perfect ToDo List
Mindset Monday Challenge
This Mindset Monday post is presented especially for solopreneurs
by LowellAnn Fuglsang, Business and Career Coach
In my workstyle-lifestyle coaching work I love helping solopreneurs find direction, stay motivated and build systems that both support and promote their business. One support that I like to emphasize for them is the Google experience. Two great places to begin are my Weekly Being Your Own CEO Success Circle and The Portable Business Coach (Now titled “Solopreneur Evaluation Tool” – a tool that will tell you where you need to put more time and energy)