In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias reads an excerpt from her book, ‘Corral Your To-Dos…and don’t rely on your brain – at all‘. Are you still trying to cross off EVERYTHING on your to-do list? Listen to Dr. Gratias as she expands on her concept of progress and what it REALLY looks like.


Excerpt from Corral Your To-Dos…and don’t rely on your brain – at all:


This book is written for people in crazy work environments – people who work to pay mortgages, support families, and find fulfillment in what they do. A to-do system will help you manage even the most challenging workloads, but it is important for your mental health to understand that your Master List will most likely never get down to zero. As completed tasks roll off, others will roll on. Managing your work then, is not so much a matter of crossing everything off of the list as it is a continual process of attending to the priorities, making steady progress on tasks, and knowing what needs to be done in the future.


Corral To-Dos eBook

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Dr. Melissa Gratias, MBG Organizing SolutionsDr. Melissa Gratias (pronounced "Gracious") is a work psychologist who helps overwhelmed and underappreciated businesspeople be more focused and effective. Since 2007, thousands of people have graduated with honors from her onsite sessions, distance coaching, productivity seminars, and corporate consulting projects. Based in Savannah, Georgia, Melissa is available for nationwide consulting and speaking engagements. Contact her via email at or call 912-417-2505. Sign up for her free monthly e-newsletter or visit her website,


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