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Finally! Discover How To Create To-Do Lists That Work! Do you feel frustrated because you can't seem to finish every item on your daily to-do lists? Do you feel discouraged because you're not effectively managing your workload and responsibilities at your office and home? If so, it's not your fault. Millions of people are using to-do lists that set them up for failure Finally! Discover How To Create To-Do Lists That Work! Do you feel frustrated because you can't seem to finish every item on your daily to-do lists? Do you feel discouraged because you're not effectively managing your workload and responsibilities at your office and home? If so, it's not your fault. Millions of people are using to-do lists that set them up for failure. No matter how hard they work, they're left with a laundry list of unfinished tasks at the end of each day. You can probably relate from experience. If you're creating to-do lists like most people, your lists are almost certainly failing to do their job. You're probably feeling aggravated and dispirited as a result. The good news is that there's a simple solution . It's a matter of using an approach specifically designed to help you organize, manage, and address every task and responsibility on your plate in a timely fashion. This approach is detailed in To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work! It's the only guide you'll ever need to create an effective personal task management system. To-Do Lists And Personal Task Management Made Simple! In To-Do List Formula, you'll discover: 8 Reasons You're Failing To Get Through Your Daily To-Do Lists The 10 Most Popular To-Do List Systems (And Why They're Flawed) Step-By-Step Instructions For Creating The Perfect To-Do List How To Keep Your To-Do List System Running Smoothly The Pros And Cons Of Paper Vs. Online To-Do Lists How Your To-Do Lists And Calendar Work Together That's a bird's-eye view of what you'll find in To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work! Click the cover image above to view the entire table of contents. This fast-moving guide is organized so you can easily jump back and forth to the sections that interest you in the moment. If you're tired of creating to-do lists that constantly disappoint you, now's the time to make a positive change. Learn the correct strategy and enjoy increased productivity, less stress, and more free time in the process. Click the "Buy Now" button at the top of this page to grab your copy of To-Do List Formula today!


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Finally! Discover How To Create To-Do Lists That Work! Do you feel frustrated because you can't seem to finish every item on your daily to-do lists? Do you feel discouraged because you're not effectively managing your workload and responsibilities at your office and home? If so, it's not your fault. Millions of people are using to-do lists that set them up for failure Finally! Discover How To Create To-Do Lists That Work! Do you feel frustrated because you can't seem to finish every item on your daily to-do lists? Do you feel discouraged because you're not effectively managing your workload and responsibilities at your office and home? If so, it's not your fault. Millions of people are using to-do lists that set them up for failure. No matter how hard they work, they're left with a laundry list of unfinished tasks at the end of each day. You can probably relate from experience. If you're creating to-do lists like most people, your lists are almost certainly failing to do their job. You're probably feeling aggravated and dispirited as a result. The good news is that there's a simple solution . It's a matter of using an approach specifically designed to help you organize, manage, and address every task and responsibility on your plate in a timely fashion. This approach is detailed in To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work! It's the only guide you'll ever need to create an effective personal task management system. To-Do Lists And Personal Task Management Made Simple! In To-Do List Formula, you'll discover: 8 Reasons You're Failing To Get Through Your Daily To-Do Lists The 10 Most Popular To-Do List Systems (And Why They're Flawed) Step-By-Step Instructions For Creating The Perfect To-Do List How To Keep Your To-Do List System Running Smoothly The Pros And Cons Of Paper Vs. Online To-Do Lists How Your To-Do Lists And Calendar Work Together That's a bird's-eye view of what you'll find in To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work! Click the cover image above to view the entire table of contents. This fast-moving guide is organized so you can easily jump back and forth to the sections that interest you in the moment. If you're tired of creating to-do lists that constantly disappoint you, now's the time to make a positive change. Learn the correct strategy and enjoy increased productivity, less stress, and more free time in the process. Click the "Buy Now" button at the top of this page to grab your copy of To-Do List Formula today!

30 review for To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work!

  1. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    This is a practical guide to techniques and strategies for creating task lists and is a good refresher even for veteran list makers. If you've already tried different methods, skip the first two sections (which cover reasons that you fail to get things done with your to-do list, assessment of your task management skills, and pros/cons of some common task management methods). Start with Chapter 7 to learn the techniques for effectively creating and managing a to-do list, including the following: * This is a practical guide to techniques and strategies for creating task lists and is a good refresher even for veteran list makers. If you've already tried different methods, skip the first two sections (which cover reasons that you fail to get things done with your to-do list, assessment of your task management skills, and pros/cons of some common task management methods). Start with Chapter 7 to learn the techniques for effectively creating and managing a to-do list, including the following: * Have two separate lists - one for tasks to complete for the day and a big list for everything else. Each day, pick 7 tasks from the big list to be on your daily list. * Have a batch list for tiny tasks - when you have extra time, batch these tiny tasks together and complete them in 15-30 minutes (such as start a load of laundry, take out the trash, make dinner reservations, pay the bills, send an email to the client, record yesterday's sales, schedule a meeting with coworkers, check voicemail, return a phone call, and declutter your desk) * Indicate the desired outcome - write the task with a verb and the goal (for example, "call parents to see how they're doing and invite them for breakfast") * Break projects down into small, manageable tasks - instead of "clean house" (which is vague and daunting to tackle), write "wash the dishes, mop the kitchen floor, clean the bathroom, vacuum the floors, and dust the furniture." * Assign due dates for each task * Estimate the time required to complete the task * Organize tasks by projects, types, and locations (for example, tasks to complete at the office or at home, creative tasks that require focused attention, and mindless tasks) * Review the list weekly to add and remove tasks - do a brain dump of all your tasks and remove tasks that are unnecessary or no longer consistent with your goals

  2. 5 out of 5

    Emma Sea

    I really like Zahariades's writing style: short, sweet, and kind of bossy. There was a fair bit of repetition and filler in this book, but I picked up some solid, actionable key points. 3.5 stars I really like Zahariades's writing style: short, sweet, and kind of bossy. There was a fair bit of repetition and filler in this book, but I picked up some solid, actionable key points. 3.5 stars

  3. 4 out of 5

    Deepak Imandi

    It gave a summary of methods already existent and strived to create a perfect To-do list. Overall an OK read. But it gave me a fantastic insight that we need to mention the purpose of our task, like for eg. If task X is completed, what do you really get? That itself is sufficient to give a 4 star to this book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Alicia Fox

    This is useless trash. I didn't realize that self-help/organizational drivel could get quite this bad (though why oh why did I ever doubt it). Summary: "Here are some brief descriptions of leading list types. Pick one that works for you. Stick with it." I'm seriously considering getting into the self-publishing racket. This author earned money from this poorly-written pamphlet! That's bonkers! This is useless trash. I didn't realize that self-help/organizational drivel could get quite this bad (though why oh why did I ever doubt it). Summary: "Here are some brief descriptions of leading list types. Pick one that works for you. Stick with it." I'm seriously considering getting into the self-publishing racket. This author earned money from this poorly-written pamphlet! That's bonkers!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Chianna

    Not. A. Fan. Too wordy for the content. Redundant at times. Less info on systems he doesn’t recommend would have been great; after all I am reading your book. Perhaps even a list or table. Too many steps and rules. I did not get great value for the time spent reading this (had to skim at the end bc OMG verbose for no reason). Two stars because there were a few useful ideas. Mary Kay’s six most important things is more doable for my bandwidth. I don’t want to spend my life in a system managing ta Not. A. Fan. Too wordy for the content. Redundant at times. Less info on systems he doesn’t recommend would have been great; after all I am reading your book. Perhaps even a list or table. Too many steps and rules. I did not get great value for the time spent reading this (had to skim at the end bc OMG verbose for no reason). Two stars because there were a few useful ideas. Mary Kay’s six most important things is more doable for my bandwidth. I don’t want to spend my life in a system managing tasks in this detail. Seriously...it reads heavy and inefficient. Common sense says which tasks you need to do and why and for what purpose. Discipline is what makes you do them. Skip this one unless you LOVE minutiae.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Miguel Panão

    Practical and simple Damon’s book is short but highly insightful. I learned a few important tips that I'm eager to experiment. This immediate desire shows how this book designed to motivate you might produce a significant impact in your productive life. Practical and simple Damon’s book is short but highly insightful. I learned a few important tips that I'm eager to experiment. This immediate desire shows how this book designed to motivate you might produce a significant impact in your productive life.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    This book gets better the further you read. I almost quit because I was impatient with all the pages discussing the whys and wherefores, although they might be useful to some people. The actual "guide to creating to-do lists" doesn't begin until page 45. That content I found valuable, although I still found myself skimming a lot to get to the real points. His system seems like it might be a tad overly complicated (for me) but I will definitely apply all the concepts. I would have appreciated the This book gets better the further you read. I almost quit because I was impatient with all the pages discussing the whys and wherefores, although they might be useful to some people. The actual "guide to creating to-do lists" doesn't begin until page 45. That content I found valuable, although I still found myself skimming a lot to get to the real points. His system seems like it might be a tad overly complicated (for me) but I will definitely apply all the concepts. I would have appreciated the book more and rated it more highly had the author edited it down by half.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lori St.Aubin

    Short read with good practical tips. I enjoyed the short read with tips on how to achieve productivity. When describing examples of unproductivity I could relate all too well. I look forward to trying the process.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Michael Rinella

    I live or die by my to-do lists, so I was eager to start this book and learn how to optimize them. Unfortunately a lot of the book felt like filler, and the "practical" components left me scratching my head about their viability. There were some good tips, but overall it was not worth the read. I live or die by my to-do lists, so I was eager to start this book and learn how to optimize them. Unfortunately a lot of the book felt like filler, and the "practical" components left me scratching my head about their viability. There were some good tips, but overall it was not worth the read.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Monica Willyard Moen

    Practical and immediately actionable Have you ever tried to get a handle on your crazy work life or home life by making a to do list? Did it work for you for a while, and then you got overwhelmed by it? That’s what happened to me, and I thought I was the problem. Actually, I didn’t know that there are good and not so good ways to make to do lists. Once I started using some of the ideas in this book, I started getting more things done and reaching more of my long-term goals on a consistent basis, Practical and immediately actionable Have you ever tried to get a handle on your crazy work life or home life by making a to do list? Did it work for you for a while, and then you got overwhelmed by it? That’s what happened to me, and I thought I was the problem. Actually, I didn’t know that there are good and not so good ways to make to do lists. Once I started using some of the ideas in this book, I started getting more things done and reaching more of my long-term goals on a consistent basis, without doing a lot of extra work.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sean

    A very quick read that details how to create effective to-do lists, along with options for tools to maintain said to-do lists. It's a lot of seemingly common sense advice that may not actually be common sense. It's yet to be determined whether using the methods in this book will actually help increase my productivity, but I definitely feel like it is worth giving them a shot, especially since the methodology is so simple to follow that it doesn't feel like something I would get bogged down in. A very quick read that details how to create effective to-do lists, along with options for tools to maintain said to-do lists. It's a lot of seemingly common sense advice that may not actually be common sense. It's yet to be determined whether using the methods in this book will actually help increase my productivity, but I definitely feel like it is worth giving them a shot, especially since the methodology is so simple to follow that it doesn't feel like something I would get bogged down in.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sreehari

    This book will give you an overall idea as of how to prepare a To-Do list that can increase your productivity without being overwhelmed. The specialty of this book is that the writer guides you in altering the methods in a way that suits your style. I got this for free on Amazon prime reading so check this out !

  13. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Quick, helpful read I am already adept at the to do list but have recently gotten bogged down since returning from maternity leave. These tips have me feeling refocused and ready to roll on Monday morning.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tanner Marcum

    A great book loaded with concepts about to-do lists. I’m looking forward to incorporating some of these ideas into my routine!

  15. 5 out of 5

    peg

    I read this book as part of my personal improvement program to be more organized! Previously I thought I was doing well just to MAKE a to-do list but after reading this I see that lists should really be further delineated by “time it takes, deadline date, difficulty” and several other factors. Seems like a good idea but not sure the info calls needs a whole book!🙄

  16. 4 out of 5

    Gaurav Aradhye

    Simple yet effective.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sulaiman Al-Gharbi

    Just finished reading the book “The To-Do-List Formula”. The book is excellent in listing down all common problems that to-do-list users are facing. The book suggests a solution to overcome all these problems through a tailored to-do-list system. The book is good, light and direct to the point. I recommend reading it for immediate implementation of its advices.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Bilal Bin

    Most of the things written... I've already heard of.. but a good refresher Most of the things written... I've already heard of.. but a good refresher

  19. 5 out of 5

    Melanie Wilson

    A No-Nonsense Guide to Creating a To-Do List That Works As someone who has tried and written about dozens of to-do list approaches, I can say this book is a fantastic summary and action guide! I highly recommend it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Bakari

    Just what I was looking for I recently started using the task management application, Todoist, and I wanted to read a book or guide that would help me develop and refine my strategy for developing a task management system. This book is just what I was looking for. In a straight forward and even insightful manner, the author lays out the various approaches you can take for keeping to-do lists. You can read this short book in one setting, and then use his recommendations for developing a strategy o Just what I was looking for I recently started using the task management application, Todoist, and I wanted to read a book or guide that would help me develop and refine my strategy for developing a task management system. This book is just what I was looking for. In a straight forward and even insightful manner, the author lays out the various approaches you can take for keeping to-do lists. You can read this short book in one setting, and then use his recommendations for developing a strategy of your task management system. The author is very knowledgeable of the subject, and his writing is concise. I made lots annotations as I read, and I plan to make some changes to how use Todoist based on what I read in this book.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Trailbrake

    Great overview of to-do list issues Confirmed what I believe about To-do list processing and the tools I use. My problem is too many tools. If only all the apps supported the same meta-data in terms of due dates, context and categories etc my system would be perfect ;-) Good detail and certainly worth the short time it takes to read. Top of my list... get my daughter to read it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Oyuttsetsen Bayarsaikhan

    “When a task management system is ineffective, a problem called “Productivity Paradox,” occurs. It means that even though to-do lists are created to organize tasks, and do things at the right time, with a wrong system, all efforts towards productivity are futile.” “The goal of a good to-do list isn’t to make sure all tasks are completed, but rather to make sure that you do the right things at the right time.” “You neglect to assign deadlines. A to-do list without a deadline is as good as a wish lis “When a task management system is ineffective, a problem called “Productivity Paradox,” occurs. It means that even though to-do lists are created to organize tasks, and do things at the right time, with a wrong system, all efforts towards productivity are futile.” “The goal of a good to-do list isn’t to make sure all tasks are completed, but rather to make sure that you do the right things at the right time.” “You neglect to assign deadlines. A to-do list without a deadline is as good as a wish list. It is easier to complete tasks when there is a deadline to beat. A deadline leaves no room for inaction” “A long list can be distracting in the sense that you lose focus, as you don’t know where to start because there are too many options. It can prove to be unrealistic, as there are too many tasks and hence, become unmanageable. So, you are discouraged because you may feel no matter what tasks you do, it won’t make much difference in the list.” “You give yourself too many options. Having too many options makes even the most straightforward choices tough to make. You now experience what is known as "decision fatigue." It is a state in which you’re less able to make good decisions because you’re mentally exhausted from making decisions throughout the day” “Writing items down without specifying the time needed to complete them, the priority, the goal of the task or even the role it plays in achieving a set goal, makes it difficult to know which task deserves immediate attention.” ”Your tasks are defined too broadly. Broadly-defined tasks have a problem of being too broad in scope, and as such, measuring success is very difficult” “Realize that everything you do in life has a purpose. For example, the reason you change the oil in your car is to keep the engine in good shape. You make a reservation at a hotel or restaurant, to ensure your space is secured. Your to-do list should be precisely like this. Setting goals spur you into action. It drives productivity because you know at the end of the task, you will achieve what you set out to accomplish.” “Once you’ve identified whatever is triggering the negativity, you can take steps to change your circumstances and relieve the pressure.” “you’re less like to work on tasks at the very last minute, if the starting dates and due dates are known.” “Three big tasks and two small tasks. Hence the 3+2. Big tasks are jobs that take one to two hours to complete while small tasks are those that require less than 30 minutes. Preferably, five tasks are picked the night before and sorted into three big and two small jobs. The advantage of this list is that it improves your focus by limiting the scope of your task list. Since it is only five items you work on, you’re less susceptible to distractions, less likely to suffer "paralysis by analysis," a state in which you’re unable to make decisions because you’re over-analyzing a situation. Because this approach is not broad, it doesn’t give room for task switching.” “The MIT stands for the Most Important Task. This approach means that you select three high-priority tasks to focus on during your day. You have to get these three tasks done before the end of the day.” “The following steps if followed religiously will ensure that the to-do list created will be highly effective: 1. You isolate current tasks from future tasks. 2. You define to-do items by desired outcomes. 3. You break projects down to individual tasks. 4. Assign a deadline to each task. 5. Limit the number of current tasks to seven. 6. Organize tasks by project, type, or location. 7. Prune your list of unnecessary tasks. 8. Estimate the amount of time each task will take to complete. 9. Lead each task with an active verb. 10. Note the tasks require input from others.” “Keep in mind that being productive is not about keeping yourself busy; instead, it is about getting the right things done based on your short and long term goals.”

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sandi Dickenson

    I gave it 5 stars because it was worth reading. My spouse and I have incorporated many types of task and project theories in the past 30 years and this book described them all. We are now retired and my feelings of being overwhelmed by tasks comes from self imposed deadlines. We pretty much have equally divided the day to day tasks of living. For example, he shops and cooks and needs input from me while I clean and handle health care and need input from him. So even though I am "in charge" of a I gave it 5 stars because it was worth reading. My spouse and I have incorporated many types of task and project theories in the past 30 years and this book described them all. We are now retired and my feelings of being overwhelmed by tasks comes from self imposed deadlines. We pretty much have equally divided the day to day tasks of living. For example, he shops and cooks and needs input from me while I clean and handle health care and need input from him. So even though I am "in charge" of a my own self created categories, I can't complete all my tasks without his involvement. I need to coordinate his availability with his doctor apt times and I need to tell him what items he needs to buy for me. On top of that we both have hobbies and volunteer so I have those projects and tasks with outside deadlines I am mentally/emotionally responsible for. I was motivated to buy this Kindle book now because it's time to begin taxes with our CPA and I once again I don't want to start the process. Neither of us have interest in doing it but since I manage our budget it falls to me to head up the shared adventure of filing taxes. This is where the book shines. I needed a new approach. I needed motivation. This book was the ticket. I like that the author reveiwed the well known task/project systems out there and explained why they work and don't work for some people. I can see where certain personality traits make some systems easier to stick with then others. I like the way he explains how to blends systems and how I can enact a system that will work better for me in this stage of my life. Things like how my chronic health conditions affect my ability to get things done. In my working years my day was filled with referencing day planners, flow boards and post it's. Now I'm referring to synced calendars, apps and post it's. It is so tempting to just not open an app or turn on a device or to keep moving a task "down the road" with a finger drag. I can see now why the "cloud world" has both failed me and supported my memory of pending tasks. I can honestly say, this book has presented me with a system option that I thInk will work for me. If nothing else, it has motivated me to approach this January tax season with enthusiasm instead of procrastination.

  24. 4 out of 5

    moxieBK

    To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work! (Kindle Edition) [Kindle Unlimited] — Damon Zahariades (6 titled chapters + 5 titled sections) May 30 - June 1, and June 10-11, 2020 Apparently I read this a while back but I didn't review it. I re-read on June 10-11, and the book’s ideas all came back to me. (I call this a book, but it's an action guide.) This is the third or fourth book I have read by this author, and I am starting to see something interesting. Each book To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work! (Kindle Edition) [Kindle Unlimited] — Damon Zahariades (6 titled chapters + 5 titled sections) May 30 - June 1, and June 10-11, 2020 Apparently I read this a while back but I didn't review it. I re-read on June 10-11, and the book’s ideas all came back to me. (I call this a book, but it's an action guide.) This is the third or fourth book I have read by this author, and I am starting to see something interesting. Each book is a puzzle piece in an overall theme: productive work via streamlined and efficient methods. Any book you pick up by this author is going to be well organized and helpful in tips and tricks for whatever is being covered. In this book, the topic was creating effective to-do lists. I grew up on a farm and to-do lists there was one long-running list. They kept adding to it, while also crossing done items off. I never knew any other way. I still make lists today, both repeating ones and Honey-Do (running list.) This book was light switching on for me. It helped me realize why to-do lists are actually made to finish each day and how they can be created to help you achieve your work goals. Of all the books I have read so far in the series, this by far is my favorite and most useful one. (Although Morning Makeover was a great book too….who am I kidding…all of the books in this author’s series are very informative and helpful.) Still, this one is my favorite so far. When focused on reading this book, it will take you one night or 2 nights if you are more of a note-taker and highlighter. Either way, well worth reading this one! Four stars.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kimmie

    I've been keeping to do lists for a long time. LONG TIME. Never understood until reading this book that I have been hampering my own successful completion of tasks and driving myself crazy with frustration and stress. I feel that I am just spinning my wheels and getting farther and farther behind in the endless brain dump that are my many lists. I always joke with people, often saying "my to do lists have to do lists." I started keeping lists in order to help with getting better sleep because I I've been keeping to do lists for a long time. LONG TIME. Never understood until reading this book that I have been hampering my own successful completion of tasks and driving myself crazy with frustration and stress. I feel that I am just spinning my wheels and getting farther and farther behind in the endless brain dump that are my many lists. I always joke with people, often saying "my to do lists have to do lists." I started keeping lists in order to help with getting better sleep because I had a difficult time falling asleep and/or waking in the middle of the night, mentally mulling over everything swimming around in my head. Never realized until reading through this book that it's not just enough to get my thoughts down on paper (brain dump) and make my way through the 100's of items listed, but that there is a greater purpose served when it's done correctly. This book does not focus on one correct way, but talks about many ways and the pros and cons of each. With newfound information, you can then move forward in creating a to do list specifically tailored to you or your thought process. This book is easy to read through, it's organized and its concise. There's not a lot of fluff or filler, just great concepts explained with examples given to add to the topic being discussed. Lots of great information that's easy to then apply and start using right away. This weekend, my #1 to do item is to restructure my to do lists, to make them workable and more efficient. Who knew there was a correct way or ways to create to do lists!! Thank You!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Just finished reading the audiblebook “TO-DO LIST FORMULA: A STRESS FREE GUIDE TO CREATING TO-DO LISTS THAT WORK!” by DAMON ZAHARIADES and narrated by JOE HEMPEL. Millions of people are using to-do lists that set them up for failure. No matter how hard they work, they're left with a laundry list of unfinished tasks at the end of each day. You can probably relate from experience. If you're creating to-do lists like most people, your lists are almost certainly failing to do their job. You're probab Just finished reading the audiblebook “TO-DO LIST FORMULA: A STRESS FREE GUIDE TO CREATING TO-DO LISTS THAT WORK!” by DAMON ZAHARIADES and narrated by JOE HEMPEL. Millions of people are using to-do lists that set them up for failure. No matter how hard they work, they're left with a laundry list of unfinished tasks at the end of each day. You can probably relate from experience. If you're creating to-do lists like most people, your lists are almost certainly failing to do their job. You're probably feeling aggravated and dispirited as a result. The good news is that there's a simple solution. It's a matter of using an approach specifically designed to help you organize, manage, and address every task and responsibility on your plate in a timely fashion. This approach is detailed in To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide to Creating To-Do Lists That Work! It's the only guide you'll ever need to create an effective personal task management system. To-do lists and personal task management made simple! In To-Do List Formula, you'll discover: * Eight reasons you're failing to get through your daily to-do lists * The 10 most popular to-do list systems (and why they're flawed) * Step-by-step instructions for creating the perfect to-do list * How to keep your to-do list system running smoothly * The pros and cons of paper vs. online to-do lists * How your to-do lists and calendar work together This is a great self-help book for getting yourself organized.

  27. 5 out of 5

    J Crossley

    I was able to glean a lot out of this book. There were things that I did with my to-do lists that were hindering my progress. The biggest issue that I have with my lists is time. The author said, “It’s common to think we can accomplish more than is actually possible during any given day.” This statement is what happens to me all the time. I somehow think that I have unlimited time to accomplish tasks. Then I get to the end of the day and I feel frustrated. Something that I learned is that I will I was able to glean a lot out of this book. There were things that I did with my to-do lists that were hindering my progress. The biggest issue that I have with my lists is time. The author said, “It’s common to think we can accomplish more than is actually possible during any given day.” This statement is what happens to me all the time. I somehow think that I have unlimited time to accomplish tasks. Then I get to the end of the day and I feel frustrated. Something that I learned is that I will place projects on my to-do list. This makes the list harder to do is because a project takes longer than a task, and it will cause me to feel like I am not getting the items done. I also learned that the tasks on my list should be related to my goals. Not every task will be related to goals. However, being able to know that a task contributes to a goal gets me closer to achieving the goal. The idea of a “tiny task batch list” was helpful. This is a list of easy-to-accomplish tasks that can be done in a short amount of time. I need to be more consistent with my to-do lists. I tend to use my phone, and when one app becomes overwhelming I begin a new list on a different app. I need to find one app and just use that one regularly. This book also talks about how different people need different types of lists.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Katie Bailey

    Good info but repetitive. I love to-do lists. I'm not kidding, even my to-do lists have to-do lists and I'm always experimenting with new ways to make them more productive. So when I stumbled across this book - a short read that was free with Amazon Prime - I couldn't not read it. The book is very repetitive at times, the reasons for certain systems working or not working all boil down to the same basic things and are all mentioned repeatedly. If you took out all the repeat info, you could easily Good info but repetitive. I love to-do lists. I'm not kidding, even my to-do lists have to-do lists and I'm always experimenting with new ways to make them more productive. So when I stumbled across this book - a short read that was free with Amazon Prime - I couldn't not read it. The book is very repetitive at times, the reasons for certain systems working or not working all boil down to the same basic things and are all mentioned repeatedly. If you took out all the repeat info, you could easily cut this book's length in half. That being said, there was a lot of really good info tucked away into the pages of this book. I already mentioned I'm a to-do list kind of person, so the top ten to-do lists section was very interesting for me. I even realized I had implemented and combined some of them by accident! The author also goes into the psychology behind why certain methods fail, which was also very interesting. If you can read it for free, I would definitely recommend. If not, then it's up to you whether you'd like to spend your money on this or not. You could probably find all of the information listed in this book on your own - it just boils down to whether you care enough to do that research on your own or pay for what's already been done.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sam Antonaccio

    Decent for Novice Use but Lacking for Advanced Practioners Great primer for the young novice wanting to develop better time & task management skillsets. It covers all the basics and the book is a great short read of about 20 minutes or so. I felt it spent a little too much time with how to over come the psychological anxiety or stressing of which may or may not exist. All of that could have been captured in a single chapter instead of periodically peppering it throughout against the context of bo Decent for Novice Use but Lacking for Advanced Practioners Great primer for the young novice wanting to develop better time & task management skillsets. It covers all the basics and the book is a great short read of about 20 minutes or so. I felt it spent a little too much time with how to over come the psychological anxiety or stressing of which may or may not exist. All of that could have been captured in a single chapter instead of periodically peppering it throughout against the context of book’s technical aspects. Mentally strategizing a person’s to-do from design through to execution and completion is its own stress reducing reward in itself (so maybe it should be obvious without saying? -just my personal opinion) I felt it could do well to just reference it and then suggest and point to supplemented sources to read as an afterthought (like an appendix format) freeing more pages to delve deeper into more detailed and advanced tactics on how to tackle deeper, broader in depth to-do lists. Iconography, mind maps, conversion methodologies etc all topics that could have been touched on, but not -or just barely mentioned in one line. Missed out on a good opportunity to further the discussion in that sense. But over all short good read, A-.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Krista

    Interesting My initial thought was, this guy sure likes to number everything. I think he numbered every point he tried to make, in each chapter. This "not a book" contained a lot of the same information written in different ways. I can see how that would increase the odds of reaching a wider audience, but it just annoyed me. Plus, the only reason I can see for having a two page chapter for each list mentioned would be as filler. He does own and run a content company, it makes sense. Although, I Interesting My initial thought was, this guy sure likes to number everything. I think he numbered every point he tried to make, in each chapter. This "not a book" contained a lot of the same information written in different ways. I can see how that would increase the odds of reaching a wider audience, but it just annoyed me. Plus, the only reason I can see for having a two page chapter for each list mentioned would be as filler. He does own and run a content company, it makes sense. Although, I wonder if that content is purely the "action guides" he's fond of writing. Either way, this felt like I was reading a last minute paper written by an underachieving high school student with graduation stake. Most of it is common sense but there are a few practical tips to be found. But instead of telling you in five sentences, I've been inspired to write my own "not a book" and charge a nominal few so you too can learn how to best approach this "action guide" without my bias. How productive!

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