What are the six most important things you are going to do tomorrow?
The Ivy Lee Method
100 years ago Ivy Lee was a productivity consultant- before that was really a thing! He shared some advice which many still use today. You too can apply the Ivy Lee method… Before you finish work or go to bed today, write down the 6 most important things that you will do tomorrow.
Tomorrow, do them! Don’t let anything else distract until you have ticked off those 6 things.
If at the end of the day there are tasks remaining undone – great you have the start of tomorrow’s list!
Too many things to do?
There are three kinds of people:
- Those who remember everything that needs to be done – and keep all the thoughts on their head.
- Those who rely on other people to remind them when they overlook something important
- Those who have a trusted system (outwith their head) and capture and sort their to-dos, and do and review their tasks!
Brilliant TED Talk on Sustainable Culture Change