Since starting this blog I’ve realized — I’m not alone in this list making thing. There are many other notable list makers out there to learn from. Each month I’ll be featuring a successful “list producer” to prove that list making will help you to achieve more in life.
My very first featured “list producer” is Chris Kilham — better known as the Medicine Hunter. Chris travels all over the world looking for natural remedies and healing plants. I’ve produced many segments with Chris and we’ve become good friends through the years. To say his work is fascinating is an understatement. Whether he’s traveling to Siberia or the Amazon — Chris never leaves home without a list!
Q: Why do you call yourself a compulsive list producer?
A: I would say that I am a consistent list maker. Over the years I have found that if I make lists, I can be more focused and get more done. So lists greatly enhance my overall efficiency. Read more
I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it 100 more times — I don’t do anything without a list. That includes shopping for the perfect bra! I know — I’m kind of nuts. But being prepared when making any kind of purchase is so helpful and makes your life so much easier — why not try it?
A good-fitting bra is arguably the most important garment in a woman’s wardrobe. Lucky for me my good friend, Jené Luciani, happens to be a bra guru and is willing to share her list for buying the perfect bra.
by Jené Luciani
1. Choose a store that has a wide selection of bras and trained bra fitters on hand, like Frederick’s of Hollywood. Measure yourself first as a guideline, especially if shopping online. Read more
Since starting this blog I’ve realized I’m not alone in my list-making compulsion! Many people have reached out saying they are also list freaks. But with that said — we are actually on to something here. List making is actually good for your brain!
I want to thank my very first guest blogger — memory expert Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D — for this entry!
Why List Making Will Save Your Brain
By Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D
Memory tools, such as list making, force us to pay closer attention to the information we need to remember, and they give that information meaning by placing it an organizational scheme. In addition, they let us control what we need to remember by giving us the opportunity to review it.
Here are my top five reasons why list making is beneficial:
1. Lists get us to pay attention to things we need to remember. Using lists, just like using any technique to boost your brainpower, will focus your attention more actively on the information you need to remember. Why? When we work with information, we pay closer attention to it.
2. Lists help us remember the things we need to remember — but not memorize. Read more