The Stop Doing List

Lots of people have todo lists that keep them on track throughout the day.

Without them, a lot of things would never get done – including by me.

Think about all the stuff you do. Make a list.

Start with daily tasks, then weekly, then monthly – but do 1 at a time.

Oh yeah, there’s another list of stuff that needs to get done.

Just not by you.


Of those things on the list(s) you just made, what can you stop doing?

What can be delegated?

What can be automated?

What really doesn’t need to be done at all?

What doesn’t move you forward toward your business goals?

Think hard

What things – if no longer done – would free up the time to do all the high-priority things you should be doing, but aren’t?

What could you get done if you weren’t doing the things on the “Stop Doing” list?

5 replies on “The Stop Doing List”

  1. Sweet. Very Seth Godinish.
    Multitasking is the real killer – just do one thing at a time, don’t try to shoot all over the place because you’ll just miss every target.

    1. Thanks Guy, very kind of you to say that (re: Seth). Appreciate your comments – and definitely right on about multi-tasking.

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