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.


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Dr. Melissa GratiasMelissa Gratias (pronounced “Gracious”) used to think that productivity was a result of working long hours. And, she worked a lot of hours. Then, she learned that productivity is a skill set, not a personality trait. Now, Melissa is a productivity expert who coaches and trains other businesspeople to be more focused, balanced, and effective. She is a prolific writer and speaker who travels the world helping people change how they work and improve how they live. Contact her at or 912-417-2505. Sign up to receive her productivity tips via email.