A To Do list differs from your list of priorities because this is just a general list of things to get done. Perhaps as you write things down on your to do list you will realize that there are tasks or projects that you don’t want to do. These may be delegated to others. Take the time to decide what you do and don’t want to do on a regular basis in your office.
I believe that it is important to have general to do list categories such as:
- Things to do
- Calls to make
- Bills to pay
- Orders to process
- Cards/Replies to send
What general categories do you often have on your to do list?
See how they interplay with your list of priorities from the previous tip. For example, if your first priority is to do things that make money every day, perhaps the first thing you put on your to do list of categories is Orders to Process. If you can create your list of priorities and your to do lists electronically, you can easily change, edit, cut and paste, and roll over your tasks.