Monday, July 11, 2011

31 Days to Clean - Day 6

Day 6 - The Six List - The $25,000 Piece of Advice

Today we talk about "The Six List"
The six list started in the 1920's and was developed by a man named Ivy Lee. He shared his "six list" wish another man...Charles Schwab, the owner of a steel company. Lee charged nothing of the "six list" but told Schwab to try it for 90 days and to pay him what he thought was appropriate for the idea. Schwab paid Lee $25,000 (fyi: the income of an average worker during this time was $600....a year)

So, how can you use The Six List?

Before you go to bed, make a list of the top six things you need to accomplish the next day in order or importance, but list NO MORE than six. Then go through the list the next day in order and cross off what you do as you go.

To read The Six List Story click HERE

Mary Challenge:
Make a six list and use it for six days in a row. Put the most important things first, and then finish them in order (do not skip around). Why you don't accomplish on that days list put at the top of the next days list.

Martha Challenge:
Kitchen - Clean out and organize all your cabinets.

1 comment:

Karen said...

WOW! I have never heard this story, but I do the list thing daily. Each day I have a list and what I don't finish it at the top of the next day's list. Since I'm a reporter sometimes things have to be reprioritized, but it really helps. I had no idea it was actually a "productivity" method. So cool!