3 Must Do’s: Stop Using a Traditional and Daunting To-Do List

How many of us when feeling stressed and overwhelmed think if I create a to-do list and get everything I need to do on paper I will feel less stressed. Well, there is some truth to this. By putting everything that needs to get done on paper gets it out of your mind. But when you then go and look at your long to-do list you feel overwhelmed at the sheer magnitude of the list. It’s time to stop using a traditional to-do list. [Tweet This]

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Call long to-do lists what they really are – long term things you might get done, some day. [Tweet This] Don’t create a long to-do list to accomplish every day. It can be so daunting. [Tweet This] Instead create your 3 Must Do’s for each day.

Conferences: The What? So What? Now What?

I don’t know about you but I get excited when I am getting ready to attend a conference. The opportunity to get out of the day-to-day work and enjoy the company of colleagues from different parts of the country. I know I attend conferences for professional development, to learn, to gain new skills, and to network. Why do you go to conferences or workshops?

Once I leave a conference or a workshop it is back to emails, meetings and emergencies but what about everything you just learned? In the post below I will go through – The What? So What? Now What? of attending a conference or presentation.

3 Steps to a Great Conference Experience

The conference season has started and I don’t know about you but I am excited about it. I have always loved the idea of going to a conference connecting with old friends, meeting new people, learning new things at programs, and the chance to get involved in an organization.

As you get ready for the conference you are attending, there are a few steps you can take to get the most out of your conference experience. Hopefully there is a tip below that you have not thought of before.