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So What Should You Do?

1.
Keep a list of the things you're trying to do.

2.
Update it regularly—every day, every week, or whatever schedule works for you.

3.
Use Principle 2 to understand new things as they come along. Then use the tools described in the “Tools” section of this chapter to build sequences of events. Keep the sequences of events in stacks and work the stacks as described.

4.
Always look for action lists after meetings, phone calls, and so on.

5.
Always try to have a plan (sequence of events)—for a meeting, for a working day, or for a project. Things will go so much more smoothly as a result.

6.
Use brainstorming to generate alternate ways forward and, hence, sequences of events.

7.
Make bread in parallel with doing something else. Bread making is a classic example of a sequence of events. Making bread while doing one or more other things is a great way of practicing doing many things at once (i.e., managing sequences of events).

PRINCIPLE 1: MANY THINGS ARE SIMPLE

PRINCIPLE 2: KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO

PRINCIPLE 3: THERE IS ALWAYS A SEQUENCE OF EVENTS



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