One of my favorite things about my book, Listful Thinking being published is it’s given me the chance to meet so many of you!
It’s helped me realize there are so many different ways to apply list making to life — it’s not only about being more productive or organized. Lists can help make you less stressed and happier too.
I’m having another book Q&A and meet and greet this week! It will be on Thursday, April 7th at 6pm at WeWork on East 42nd Street in Manhattan. You’ll get a copy of Listful Thinking with your ticket!
It’s being hosted by the New York chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers — NAPO. My good friend Sandra is a member of the board and will be interviewing me during the event. We recently went to see Marie Kondo together when she was in NYC.
I will be talking about my inspirations, tips and some of the classic list-making errors at Thursday’s event.
Trust me when you talk about lists all day you hear all the classic mistakes people make. The number one problem is putting everything on the same list!
Over and over I will see a list that goes something like:
- Be more confident
- Go to Italy
- Pick up dry cleaning
- Write a book
- Email Terri about outline
It might be obvious to some of you that these things don’t belong on the same list, but I see it pretty often.
Wanting to write a book and pick up your dry cleaning doesn’t belong on the same list.
Just as you can’t lose 10 pounds overnight, you won’t magically become more confident or write a book in the next 24 hours. The truth of this classic list making mistake is that long term plans are scary!
It’s much easier and safer to put this farfetched goal on your daily list and claim you never got round to it, then it is to actually put the planning and effort into achieving something.
Having these good intentions is also a way of procrastinating achieving actual results. Something as simple as having a daily list and a long term goals list separately can help you to shift this mentality.
At my Q&A I’ll go into more details about the different lists you can use for all aspects of your life. And I’ll talk about outsourcing and my favorite productivity apps too.
I’d love to see you there. Click here to RSVP and get your ticket.