3Using a Master List to Create a Plan That Works: Developing an Effective Master List to Organize Everything You Need to Get Done

If you wish to forget something on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.

EDGAR ALLEN POE

USING A MASTER LIST TO CREATE A PLAN THAT WORKS

The new tools recommended here are not traditional to-do lists. Rather, they are the two key building blocks of staying organized—on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis—the Master List and the Daily List. In brief, a Master List is a pad of paper where you will keep all the possible activities, notes, action items, and so on for an entire week. Have you ever seen a football coach on the sidelines either on a Saturday or Sunday? They have a laminated sheet ...

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