Listing What Not to Do

List What Not to Do

You only have so many hours in the day and week, so using them wisely and productively is critical to helping your business succeed. For many business owners, the to-do list is a big part of their routine. It helps them know what needs to be done, and how soon. But have you considered using a “Don’t Do” list in addition? The don’t-do list doesn’t focus on short-term tasks, however, but rather on avoiding behaviors that are a drag on your productivity. Perhaps, “don’t check email constantly during the day,” or “don’t mark off a task without notifying appropriate team members that it’s complete.” You need to know what to do, but you also have to know what not to do.

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