An idea I got from the book "Getting Things Done" was to make checklists for things. Until today I never applied that idea anywhere, but it sounded like some really good shit. Basically, for things that are going to be the same every time you do them, you make a checklist so you won’t forget anything. So if you’re like me and prone to forgetting to bring your digital camera on a vacation, you make a checklist that includes all the stuff you should bring so you don’t have to think it up everytime.
What I did was make a simple checklist for things I should do right when I wake up. Sounds a little corny, but I have a list now that I MUST complete before doing anything else. The list I’ve made is really simple, and you might laugh at the fact that I need one to assure I do these things every morning, but for me, time and time again, I wake up, get on the computer, use it use it use it, then rush, shower, breakfast and dash out the door.
If I end up staying on the computer too long (catch someone on Skype/MSN, start watching Youtube movies, etc.) then I might skip things and might, for example, end up at work a little stinkier than I should be.
Here’s the list I came up with this morning:
- Notebook (as in write in it)
- Medicine (as in take it)
- Brush Teeth (and floss and all that)
It’s so simple. Why can’t I just do that every morning? I have no clue. But I like this checklist idea. I’ll make some other one’s for travel and stuff as well.
I Love Reading
I’ve finally become a reader (my mom will like hearing that.)… Well, I always have been (video game reviews, technical manuals, etc.) but I’ve never really looked at myself as a reader. Now I always travel with a minimum of 3 books with me (even if I’m only reading one.) I’ll go so far as to say I LOVE reading. It’s hooking my shit up. All the shit you can learn from pimp ass mutha fuckas throughout time. It’s some amazing shit. It’s funny because after reading a book, you might only REALLY walk away with 1-3 new things (that you actually absorb enough to make a change) but it’s usually some good shit. Then if you read it again, you’ll get 1-3 totally different things from it.
Anyhow, I go a new bag of books from the Sandwich Man himself Jlick. The last batch was GREAT! Loved them. I’m sure I’ll love this batch too.
The last Batch included:
- Secrets of a Millionaire Mind (Which I Posted about)
- Basic Economics (Which I also posted about)
- Automatic Wealth (Amazon link)
I made a little book video that I’ll let you watch, but the current batch are these:
- Applied Economics (like part 2 to "Basic Economics")
- Economics in One Lesson
- The Millionaire Next Door
- Learned Optimism
The other three books are books I bought or were borrowed to me:
- Awaken the Giant Within
- Did You Spot the Gorilla?
- Getting Things Done