Make Your To Do List Actionable
Here is a quick and simple tip:
If an item on your To Do List starts with a verb, it's actionable.
If it starts with anything else, it’s not.
Let’s take a look at a To Do List that needs a little love:
Agent/talent report meeting
A Dolls House, Part 2
The Intent to Live
The basic subject in each item is clear. But what is the person actually supposed TO DO?
Now let’s turn it into an ACTIONABLE To Do List:
Schedule meeting with Agent to discuss talent report and determine next steps
Compile and send materials for A Dolls House, Part 2 to Nicole
Purchase The Intent to Live from Drama Book Shop
Call Grandma to wish her a happy birthday
What a difference a verb makes!
Now this person knows exactly what needs to happen in order to mark the task as "complete".
This minor change can make a major difference in your productivity and progress.