Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
Today’s Post, which was written in January of 2012, is meant to offer you, the Reader one single bit of advice, (really, if we are not afraid to be a little technical, rhetorically speaking there are three single bits of advice), that might make a difference at some point in your day today.
clarks: create one (and only one) List of the things you need to do today, (spend no more than 10 minutes on that list) and then…. put the List away. Put it where it will remain until the end of the day. Do not put it among the things you will carry with you throughout the day, do not save a copy (if you are using a computer either print the list and put it away (see above) or, if not printing the list, save it to the desktop on the computer.) Now go out and do everything you think you need to do …just as if it were the only thing on your List.
(At the end of the day you may look at the list and write us a Comment).
scotts: make one List of the things you think that other people ( your family, your boss, your workers) would be happy to see you do today. Take that List with you today. Check it constantly. When you see the opportunity to do anything on that List, do it. And, (this is important), do not tell anyone about your List or about the things you have done.
(At the end of the day you may tear up the List and write us a Comment).
rogers: make one List today of the things that you know you have to do, but really hate the thought of doing. Give this List to whoever is currently the ‘most’ Significant Other in your life. In the course of the day, contact this person and ask them to read you the List. Try to do at least one of the things that this person reads to you. Keep the List to yourself (and your significant other) do not tell anyone else.
(At the end of the day, ask your Significant Other if there is anything left on the list….and write us a Comment).
There it is, from the Wakefield Doctrine to you. A better day….
Weekend Round up: We enjoyed two very fun and helpful and productive and enlightening Saturday Night Drive and Video Brunches. (With Cyndi and Denise …with Michelle and with Considerer). You should put it on your schedule for next weekend, right now.
In the Department of Credit of Good Things Department: thanks go out to Considerer. Her suggestions/prompting/urging/encouragement/support-in-the-face-of-fear-of-new/risks to drop the moderation on Comments lead to my discovery (delightfully embolden by the sense of innovation and risk taking, I discovered that the much desired, sought-after and good-to-have-for-Comments ‘nesting capability’ for Comments was there all along. Let that be a lesson to all of us!)