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❌ The "Not To Do" List

πŸ–οΈ lifestyle May 16, 2023

I'm currently enrolled in one of the coolest courses ever.

It's called "How to Work Less", designed by Richard Webster, a designer and entrepreneur with a mission: to teach creatives how to spend less time, make more profit, and earn more freedom.

One of my favorite things I've learned so far (and implemented) is the "Not To Do List".

Here's how it works: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

  1. Pick 5 things you'd like to say no to. ❌
    Write them as a list, with each item beginning with "I don't like".
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    (ex. "I don't like my work being interrupted by phone calls.")
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  2. Make a column to the right of your list. ✍️
    Re-write each item as an "I won't" statement.
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    ​(ex. "I won't take phone calls in the middle of my deep work.")
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  3. Make a third column to the right. 🧭
    Write an actionable plan to help you ensure step 2 becomes a reality.
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    ​(ex. "When doing deep work, I'll turn my phone off and put it in another room.")

I can't recommend this exercise enough. Too often, we know our pain points, but never make an actionable plan to avoid them.

With that in mind, I've realized recently that I spend so much time making educational content that I barely have time to educate myself.

Up until now, I've done a weekly YouTube video, weekly carousel post, weekly shorts/reels, music feedback, this weekly newsletter, and 1:1 coaching. (Along with my client work!!)

So I've made a decision. πŸ₯

This newsletter will now have just one post, and one video from my channel.

If you're starved for content and resources, I highly recommend digging around my YouTube and Instagram. I'm confident you'll discover something you haven't seen/read yet 😁

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