Lists for Life


How to have Successful New Years Resolutions
December 29, 2008, 12:01 pm
Filed under: Goals | Tags: , , , , ,

1. Strike the word “more” from resolutions — goals should be quantifiable.
2. Pick something that sounds exiting — life is already full of drudgery.
3. Build leeway into your goal. (The 80/20 rule)
4. After crafting your list, remove a few so your efforts can be concentrated.
5. Add quarterly resolution reminders to your calendar.
6. Start now instead of waiting until the New Year.
7. Think Big – make your resolutions worth going for.

What was the most successful resolution you ever made?

List by Lists for Life contributor Stephanie Mitchell.



Reasons Twitter is Good for Bloggers
December 9, 2008, 3:25 pm
Filed under: blogging | Tags: , , , ,
  • Marketing of your blog
  • Interact with your readers
  • Get ideas for posts
  • Ask questions and get responses to help with posts
  • Links to other social media
  • Quickly build up a following
  • 20-30% of people you follow will reciprocate
  • People link to your posts, and re-tweet
  • Micro-blogging to increase your post frequency
  • Strengthen your brand


Stop holiday emergencies before they start (To do today)
December 4, 2008, 1:30 pm
Filed under: Productivity, Simplicity | Tags: , , , ,
1. Check all your prescriptions and refill as necessary
2. Restock cleaning and trash removal products
3. Schedule a hair cut
4. Clear out a space for temporary storage in your garage or basement
5. Get your oil changed and tires inspected
6. Balance your checkbook
7. Put a block of “me time” on your calendar each week
What can you do today to make the holiday month go more smoothly?

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List by Lists for Life contributor Stephanie Mitchell.



10 Guerilla Tactics To Promote Your Blog
November 24, 2008, 6:38 pm
Filed under: blogging | Tags: , ,

1. Use free press release sites
2. Post an article in other blogs as guest posts
3. Submit articles to sites like Squidoo and Buzzle
4. Use twitter, pownce or jaiku
5. Sign up with facebook and mySpace
6. Submit your site to specialized site directories
7. Wear a shirt or place a sticker on your car with your URL.
8. Create an ebook and give it away for free
9. Create a free blog or website template
10. Place a StumbleUpon, Digg or del.icio.us link at the end of all your blog entries

This is a guest list from Marco of Manilenio (check out the full post here)



Tips: Testing Trash for Treasures
November 18, 2008, 3:49 pm
Filed under: Environment, Simplicity | Tags: ,

Before you throw something away, ask yourself:

  1. Is it still usable?
  2. Will it be better with a good cleaning?
  3. Does it need a repair?
  4. Can I fix or clean it myself?
  5. Can a replacement part or accessory make the whole thing better?
  6. Can something be removed to improve it?
  7. Can it substitute for something else?
  8. Does someone else need it more?
  9. Is it recyclable?

What is your best trash to treasure story?

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List by Lists for Life contributor Stephanie Mitchell.



Top 10 Lists to Have
November 12, 2008, 2:08 pm
Filed under: Productivity | Tags: , ,
  1. Things to do today
  2. General things to do
  3. Waiting for
  4. Things lent out to people
  5. Someday/maybe
  6. Goals
  7. Personal Achievements
  8. Wishlist
  9. Ideas
  10. Quotes

What lists do you keep?



Ways to Save Money (that don’t include the patronizing suggestion that you stop buying coffee)
November 3, 2008, 9:16 pm
Filed under: Finance | Tags: , , , , ,
  • Keep your work wardrobe clean and pressed and your shoes polished so you’re less inclined to shop for new.
  • Buy at least one “cheater meal” when grocery shopping for a day you would be tempted to eat out.
  • Pick up pennies on the street to remind yourself that every effort counts.
  • Give 25% of your “stuff” away to charity. Separating out the junk well help you admire the gems.
  • Before tossing anything, do a mini-brainstorm as to how you can repurpose it.
  • Re-evaluate any projects you are planning that require spending to determine their necessity.
  • Stay home one weekend a month.

What tips do you have to save money?

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List is by List for Life contributor Stephanie Mitchell.