Taming the To-Do List: How to Choose Your Best Work Every DayGlynnis WhitwerRevell / 2015 / Trade Paperback$2.00 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 16 Reviews
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Amber5 Stars Out Of 5Taming the to-do listOctober 4, 2018AmberQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5love this book, great tips to manage your time and do your best work.. still have some work to do with procrastionation, but this book really caught my attention!
Pat, Billings, MT4 Stars Out Of 5Not what I expectedFebruary 12, 2018Pat, Billings, MTQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I was hoping for something that would help a disorganized person like me to figure out actual, practical helps....weekly meals lists, etc.
Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Tips on Doing Your Best Work and Managing Your TImeOctober 29, 2015Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When I was offered an opportunity to read this book, honestly, this is what I thought, "One more thing to add to my to-do list." And yet, taming my to-do list, was exactly what I needed to read about, so I went ahead and chose to prioritize the book along with all the other things I have to do.
But, Oh My Word, It was soooo worth it!! Glynnis addresses things in her book I have struggled with for years. And also enlightened me quite to my dismay on some personal issues I have, such as procrastinating! That is a biggie for me. I like to say, "I work well under pressure." Basically, I just mean, I leave things til the last minute and then get them done because I HAVE to. But in doing so, am I really doing my best work, or just getting it done? I want to do my best for my family, and especially for my Lord and Savior.
Life has changed so drastically in the last few years, especially the way we communicate and that is something Glynnis talks about. The need to be immediately, at any given moment, at everyone else's disposal, which in turn hinders our productivity levels. It also keeps us operating re-actively instead of pro-actively. I know this is true in my own life. So many outward things always seem to be demanding my time, knowing which to prioritize and which to let go is a difficult assignment.
There is so much to glean from this book, you won't want to miss it! I am planning on re-reading it slowly and taking my time applying these principles. This is not one you want to just rush through. Invest in it and you will be doing your best work by the time you are through.
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest opinion.
MardellSpokane WAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Taming the To Do List in ReviewOctober 24, 2015MardellSpokane WAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Fall seems like the best time of year to think of making changes. Resolutions on January just don't cut it for me. Fall is when I start planning the holiday season. I do a little bit of Halloween, a lot of Thanksgiving and then Christmas comes full steam ahead. That brings on more projects than I can possibly complete. I have big ideas all around and not enough time to finish them all.
I have a real issue with procrastination. Bingo, I admitted it and I am so glad that I am not alone. I love reading Glynnis Whitwer's books because I can truly identify with her style. I found this book to be so helpful because it breaks things down to manageable steps. Small steps that I can keep in the forefront of my busy head. At the beginning of the book you will find a question asking you what you want to accomplish. At the beginning of each chapter she checks in with you about that goal again, and that kept it on my mind. It gave me resolve to really stay focused on the moment. It also helped me get something done other than catch up with my Facebook friends first thing in the morning.
I have a long ways to go yet but having some strategies I can use in the real world is a plus for me. Realizing I don't have to do it all in one setting is the bonus I recommend this for anyone who would like to give themselves the gift of doing your best everyday on your own terms.
gbautista72CaliforniaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5With God it is possible to tame that list!October 18, 2015gbautista72CaliforniaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Excellent book. Easy read. I appreciate the enlightening, insightful wisdom, knowledge & experience from Glynnis Whitwer. I will re-read this book because the basic ideas are very relevant and helpful. She reminds us to prioritize, to focus, & to seek & ask God how to proceed, what to do & re-evaluate priorities.