What My To-Do List Looks Like

It’s not a secret, especially if you listen to the MakeWorkWork podcast, that I am an avid to-do list maker.

I use one task list app (Todoist) to run almost everything in my life. I recently reflected on how I keep my tasks organized and realized that there are several specific things I do to stay organized that I can pass along to anyone, regardless of the to-do list platform that they use. (Sad to report that these might be slightly less relevant if you are using pen and paper, though.) Here they are: 

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6 Simple Things That Have Had a Huge Impact On My Career

I’ve been quite career-focused ever since I was in University. I quickly realized that I wasn’t going to be a student forever and that the end goal of all of this studying was to get a job when I graduated and start building a career. Once I did start getting jobs and building my career, I was sure to advocate for myself, find ways to advance, learn, and grow.

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What Several Speaking Engagements (and Twitter) Have Taught Me About Public Speaking

Unexpectedly, 2019 turned into the year that I did more speaking engagements than ever before.

It started in late 2018, where a friend asked me to speak at an event she was helping to plan for work. I tried to turn her down citing that I was too busy but she was persistent and insisted that it would be a great experience and they would cover flights and accommodations. It turned out to be an incredible decision. 

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How My Home Office is Set Up

I recently read this incredible post about how Andy Tryba’s office is set up and was immediately jealous. Honestly, his office looks amazing and the amount of thought that went into how he arranged everything was inspiring. 

I’ve worked 100% remote for four years now and my office has been in many different locations. There was even a time when I was nomading and I would argue that my office would have been my laptop.

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The 6 Rules I Live by For Working From Home

I’ve worked 100% remotely for more than four years now. While I’ve worked from a variety of locations and I’ve moved several times, I’ve primarily spent my time working from a home office.

One of my first home offices was a small Toronto apartment where the location of my desk was a terrarium at the edge of the apartment and if I looked to the right I could see my bed while I was working.

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