Beach Walk 652 – To Do List Discipline

It’s a Monday update on my learning to manage all of my To Do’s.

After a few weeks, I have some very stale items still on the board. Some of them are understandably longer term items, like house remodel tasks. I am working on moving them out of the way, so their place on the board makes sense. But then there are other personal items that I am just plain avoiding! The board is really helping me see how I favor client work over all else in my life. I also realize how much discipline it takes to do the list items first and foremost.

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Hawaiian word:
Aɘo ikaika: discipline

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Beach Walk 651 – Organize then Prioritize

A week ago we talked about using a white board to organize the to do list, then make a sub-list of what to do, just for today.(Beach Walk 646) Today I fill in a few more details, and yes, as Kekoa mentioned, the work of David Allen and GTD (Getting Things Done) are part of the inspiration. Shane also gave me a Nokia N95 so I will be able to start live-streaming video! Follow me on Twitter to get notifications so you can join in.

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Hawaiian word:
Ho’omakakoho: prioritize

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Beach Walk 646 – Taming the To Do List

One of the things that stresses me out is all the tasks I collect – business, personal, household, long-range, short-range, recurring and not. Shane, aka Secret Cameraman, recently taught me a method, that so far, I am really liking. I am starting off simple – using a white board and some strategy. If I master this, I will move to the software version. It focuses on collecting everything, but then each day starting fresh with just the things “for today.” It supports that “Be here now” philosophy I love so much, and makes mole hills out of mountains. The psychological benefits are delightful.

Hawaiian word:
KÅ«kulu: organize, set up

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