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Not-To-Do-List Challenge – Day 3 – Do Not “Work For Others First”

For today's challenge try doing something productive for yourself before you start your normal workday. I'm assuming you are here because you want to improve your financial situation. Living in New York is filled with people and with people come obligations. The fear of missing out causes us to over-commit far too often and that… Continue reading Not-To-Do-List Challenge – Day 3 – Do Not “Work For Others First”

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Not-To-Do List Challenge – Day 2 – Do Not Work More to Fix Overwhelm

When we don't prioritize, everything seems urgent and important. We've all been in that situation where we seemingly have 12 important tasks come across our desks all at once. It is an overwhelming feeling and our natural reaction is to work harder, faster, and longer if necessary. This increases stress, requires more of our energy,… Continue reading Not-To-Do List Challenge – Day 2 – Do Not Work More to Fix Overwhelm

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Not-To-Do List Challenge – Day 1 – Stop Checking Email Constantly

Up until last week I used to dedicate an entire screen on my desk to outlook so that I could see exactly when an email came in. I would immediately drop what I was working on at the moment and read / respond to the new email, possibly start working on something related to the… Continue reading Not-To-Do List Challenge – Day 1 – Stop Checking Email Constantly

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The Not-To-Do List Challenge

Recently I came across an article by author and professional life hacker Tim Ferris where he talks about focusing on a not-to-do list. In his blog post (read it by clicking HERE) he says "Not-to-do lists are often more effective than to-do lists for upgrading performance. The reason is simple: what you don't do determines… Continue reading The Not-To-Do List Challenge