How to Create a ‘To-Don’t’ List: A Productivity Trick for Focusing On What Really Matters [Infographic]

How to Create a ‘To-Don’t’ List: A Productivity Trick for Focusing On What Really Matters [Infographic]

To-Dont-List-Productivity.jpeg

This post originally appeared on HubSpot’s Sales Blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales.

When I got my first job, I was given one piece of advice over and over again: Say yes. Say yes to every opportunity that comes your way, raise your hand for side projects, and generally go above and beyond.

Going above in your role is a great way to learn and grow. But sometimes, saying no is just as important. And while you’re probably already familiar with the to-do list, there’s another list out there that might be even more valuable.

The to-don’t list, as its name suggests, itemizes all the things you won’t do throughout your day.

Developed by Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence, this tool helps you focus on what’s actually important and serves as a conscious reminder of what’s not.

So what does a to-don’t list actually look like? Use the guiding questions in the infographic below to create your own, and check out what Daniel Pink includes on his to-don’t list.

To_Dont_List.jpeg

Share this Image On Your Site

<p><strong>Please include attribution to blog.hubspot.com/sales with this graphic.</strong><br /><br /><a href=’https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/to-dont-list’><img src=’http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/53/00-Blog-Related_Images/To_Dont_List.jpeg&#8217; alt=’Productivity Trick To-Don’t List’ width=’669′ height=’1944′ border=’0′ /></a></p>

productivity tips

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s