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How are Listful Living and Listful Thinking Different?

One of the questions I’ve been asked most often as I prepare to publish my second book, Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You, is…

“How is Listful Living different from your first book Listful Thinking?”

I’m so glad you asked! I even did a Facebook Live about this topic. 

I’ve had an eventful few years since I wrote Listful Thinking.

Exactly one year after it published — my appendix burst.

A very dramatic way to slow down and embrace a new mantra, “Rest is the New Hustle.” 

Then I started my own business as a media trainer and strategist and joined the entrepreneurial world full time.  Read more

Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You

1440 minutes. That’s how many minutes there are in a day. How are you spending those precious minutes? Do you feel drained at the end of the day or look back and can’t figure out where the time went?

Productivity doesn’t just equate with being more organized  or ticking everything off your list, it’s about making your time  work for you.

That’s why I’m excited to share with you my new book, Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You. If you liked How to Get Sh*t Done, my first book Listful Thinking or Dot Journaling―A Practical Guide, you’ll love Listful Living.

Anyone can make a list.

But can that list make you a calmer, more mindful, super productive and less stressed version of yourself? It’s easy to become overwhelmed by to-do’s, bucket lists and goals.

The secret to success is not just about what you put on your list but what you intentionally leave off. Less is more. Leading with intention and how you’d like your life to feel is key.

Listful Living is the perfect book for list makers and life planners. Learn to:  

  • Tap into your own productivity style to get more done
  • Curate your list making to best serve the lifestyle you want to lead
  • Prioritize what’s truly important and be mindful of where you spend your precious energy
  • Create a roadmap to be less stressed

After I published my first book over four years ago, I’ve had my share of ups and downs. When my appendix burst I learned so much about the importance of creating time for myself and the value of doing nothing!

Leaving my full time job at FOX News to start my own business as a media trainer and strategist  has only emphasized those beliefs for me.

As an entrepreneur it can be difficult to separate yourself from your work, although it’s critical to force that divide in order to avoid burnout. It’s true not just for entrepreneurs, but for everyone to not allow one aspect of their life to consume the rest of it.

So how do you find the perfect balance for you and make it happen? I walk readers through a list-making journey to a less stressed version of themselves in Listful Living.

It’s a list-making journal and it’s available for pre-order right now.

If you’re inclined to pre-order I’d be very grateful. Pre-orders are very important for authors because it tells the publisher and the press that there’s interest in the book and it gets a buzz going.

I’m putting together bonuses for anyone who pre-orders the book but they’re not quite ready yet.

If you do pre-order – please send your receipt to tabitha@paularizzo.com and we’ll keep track of them so you get hooked up with the bonuses when they’re ready.

There will be extra special bonuses for anyone who orders 5 or more copies as well!

Meeting “Listful Thinkers” at Book Expo America

BEA1Sometimes it’s important to look back in order to move ahead.  That happened to me last week when I attended my fourth Book Expo America conference.  I go every year for my day job as a senior health producer at Fox News.  I meet with publishers to talk about their new health, wellness and medical books that are coming out in the next year.

But this year I also attended as an author.  What a thrill!  I met with some list makers during two signings that my publisher set up.  One woman took out her huge binder to show me all her lists.  I couldn’t believe that she lugged it around with her everywhere, but she said she wouldn’t think of writing lists anywhere else.   Read more

How Productivity Pro Laura Vanderkam Does It All

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If you’re a productivity wisdom seeker like me — you’ve probably heard of Laura Vanderkam at some point.  I’ve followed her for years and recently read her e-book What the Most Productive People Do Before Breakfast and wrote about it.

She’s written several other time-management and productivity books, including the forthcoming I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make The Most Of Their Time (Portfolio, June 9, 2015.)

She was kind enough to post a guest article I wrote for her audience on her own site LauraVanderkam.com about how to create the ultimate to-do list.

But I wanted to know more about her and highlight her as one of my featured List Producers!

Why do you call yourself a compulsive list producer? 

I don’t know if I’m compulsive, but I do like my lists! I find lists to be a simple way to organize my thoughts and remember things that I would otherwise forget. That in turn makes life much smoother. With two working parents and four kids, there are a lot of moving parts around here.

What do you make lists about? 

Priorities and goals, and then practical matters like what I’m supposed to get at the grocery store.  Read more