If you ask anyone who genuinely knows me—to describe my work ethic—a few things they may tell you is that I am organized, precise, meticulous, and I get things done. I pride myself in that so I take it as a huge compliment.
When it comes to work, I have always been that way. And I couldn't tell you if these character traits are actions I was born with or taught, nevertheless, even my boys carry them—proud mama.
If you keep up with my blog, by now you also know I'm a huge fan of journaling. At this point, in my life, it's safe to say I have pretty much written enough to-do lists to cover the entire state of Texas. Yeah, I sure have! So I'm going to share with you one of my biggest inspirations on how I get things done.
I have been a fan of The Ivy Lee Method for years now. In fact, my boys were toddlers when I stumbled across this method and even back then, I was drawn. IT'S AS SIMPLE AS IT IS EFFECTIVE, and I will tell you why.
The Ivy Lee Method was invented in 1918, and it outlines how to make the perfect to-do list.
At the end of each day, write down the six most important things you have to do the next day and prioritize them with the most important at the top.
In the morning, start at the top of the list and complete each task before moving on to the next.
This trick works for a few reasons, it forces you to prioritize; and by limiting the number to six, you must make decisions about what really needs your attention.
It gives you a clear starting point and it holds you accountable, making it harder for you to lollygag in getting started and getting things done.
And finally, it emphasizes doing one thing at a time instead of multitasking, which has proven "end-results of exhaustion."
Still not convinced? Click this link>> THE IVY LEE METHOD to further read more about this beautiful way of how I live my life and work my brain. Happy reading...