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Listful Thinking

Listful Thinking

Its the new year and that means its time to get organized.  While I say I have a “to-do” list, I really need to sit down and write one in order to get everything done and not miss a beat. As I was organizing my desk, paying the bills after the holidays, and realizing I was completely swamped at all that was in front of me, I received a copy of the new book, Listful Thinking by Paula Rizzo.

According to Listful Thinking Madonna, Martha Stewart, John Lennon, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and Johnny Cash are or were all list makers.  These successful people, along with CEOs and successful entrepreneurs, all use lists to keep track of their ideas, thoughts, and tasks.

While it seems like an obvious thing to do, I realized that I was not employing this basic technique and as a result feeling overwhelmed and stressed all the time.

Rizzo illustrates the importance of lists with fascinating examples of how simple lists not only create successful people but actually can save lives as is the case with pilot checklists on an airplane.

Not only does Rizzo give you some great lists to get you organized, she also shows you how to make lists that will make you more productive, save time, and save money.

I love this book and I keep referring to it as my life becomes more and more hectic.  It has definitely helped increase my productivity, I have not missed one of my son’s basketball games, and I have even found time to read a book!  (It is seriously embarrassing how hard it is to find time to read a book without pictures when you become a mom.  Lol!)

If you are a mom, this is a great book for you. If you are a student, you will get many great organizational tips from Listful Thinking that will help your grades, your study habits, and even get you an few extra hours of sleep.