The Not-to-Do List

If you find that you are constantly going from one thing to another while not doing what you really want to do. If everything sets of a steady stream of new and wonderful ideas, and you are so burdened by your own ability to produce tasks that you are left stymied. Then maybe you will be interested in this person’s solution.

A friend of mine, who was already a published writer, was having trouble settling down to write his next book. There were so many things that interested him and so many things he thought about doing that he constantly got distracted and found himself scattered all over the place.

So, he sat himself down and determined to make a list of all the things to do and ideas that were interesting but not relevant to writing his book. He called it his Not-to-Do List. When he would begin to be drawn away by some new and tempting–but not timely–thought, he could add it to his list or just let it pass.

It worked for him and helped him stay focused on what he did want to do. He got the book written. Plus, he had a great list of things to do and ideas to develop.

You too may want to make a Not-to-Do List.  If you do, write and let me know how it worked for you.

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Florence Feldman

Florence Feldman has lived through a lot of different situations, from finding herself an overwhelmed single mom at 28 to caregiving for her mother with dementia for 6 years to surviving cancer. Florence learned to organize to survive. Along the way, she became a professional organizing consultant, and for more than 30 years has been helping others get unstuck and find freedom. At the ripe young age of 68, she produced an award-winning documentary that has offered encouragement to hundreds of caregivers. Florence has also been speaking for most of her adult life, delighting audiences by dealing with deep and sensitive topics with humor and candor.

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