Stop doing lists are more important than To Do Lists
Do you have a To Do list?
Do you have a Stop Doing list?
Making a To Do list is easy
Making a Stop Doing list is hard
Why is making a Stop Doing list so hard you ask?
A To Do list is a list of actions or tasks that should be accomplished during the day, week or month at work.
A Stop Doing list usually consists of bad habits that you “know” you probably should stop doing but….. they are called Habits for a reason.
When I talk about To Do Lists and Stop Doing lists I am referring specifically to the world of work, although it applies outside of work as well.
A To Do list would be to take one step forward
A Stop Doing list would be take Two Steps Back
Think of it like driving down the interstate with one foot pressing on the brake and one foot pressing on the gas. Most managers press harder on the brake and then yell at the employees for going to slow. If you want to go faster, don’t press harder on the gas, take your foot of the brake!! …… You’ll be amazed at the progress.
If you are having a little trouble creating a Stop Doing list…… I started one for you.
1. Stop Going To Your "Special Place"
2. Stop Creating Additional Bureaucracy & Red Tape
3. Stop Building Silos
4. Stop Treating People As Untrained Drunk Monkeys
5. Stop The Abbott & Costello Routine ... Who's On First ... What's On Second ... I Don't Know Is On Third
6. Retire The Scapegoat ... He Had A Good Run
7. Stop The Politics & The Bullsh*t
8. Stop Rearranging The Deck Chairs On The Titanic
9. Stop The Nano Mangement
10. Discontinue The Four Purposes Of A Meeting
- Waste Time
- Assign Blame
- Don't Convey Any Information Whatsoever
- See The First Three
Once you master these ten things on you beginners stop doing list, you can move to the intermediate stop doing list ... The 7 Deadly Sins Of Product Development
Then you can move on to the advanced stop doing list
.. The 7 Habits Of Highly Defective Projects