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Fresh from my Sunday inbox is another Great Idea from our columnist Marty Grunder. You can sign up to receive these quick and useful reads at Marty’s site.
What’s on your Stop Doing List?
If you’ve followed me, you know I’m addicted to To-Do lists.
I do them for all things at work, at home and personally.
However, this week, I want to challenge you to get a “not
to-do” list. That’s right, a list of things you need to stop
doing.
Those who win at the game of business and life understand the
power of focus. The power of focus on the execution of a
select few tasks, rather than doing a ton of things
marginally well. It is imperative that you decide what you’re
not going to do to improve your effectiveness.
Here’s what I have learned from my mentors and from studying
other very successful people. They all work on the things
that have the biggest payoff and don’t do the things that
don’t pay off, no matter if they like them or not. At some
point they have a revelation that they’re not going to do a
lot of things, even if they do like doing them, because they
don’t have a payoff.
You can’t create more time in a day
unless you take some things off your plate. So this week, go
ahead and take some things off your plate. Put together a
“not-to-do” list and find an hour? Or 5 hours?  Or a week?
You’ll find more time and more happiness if you do.
Talk to you next week.

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January 3rd, 2011 at 1:12 pm