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July 13, 2021 46 min

When was the last time you crossed off everything on your to-do list? Have you ever? Does even glancing at it make you feel overwhelmed and maybe a little bad about yourself?

Hustle culture tells us that working 24/7, 365 will bring us success, that we have to grind it out to gain ground.

But not only is that not realistic for real people with families and friends and lives we want to live, it’s not even true.

There’s a ton of research out there that says resting actually increases your productivity, your effectiveness, your problem-solving skills and your creativity.

We need rest to do our best work and to be able to bring our best selves to our businesses.

But those to-do list items still need to get crossed off. How do you create the space for rest? For your family and friends and for your best work?

There's no shortage of “helpful information” out there about personal and business productivity.

We all know those blog posts about some millionaire’s morning routine or the latest hack or a new software tool that will magically solve all of your problems with getting things done. But those so rarely work for the average person, let alone if you’re adding neurodivergence, chronic illness or disability to the mix.

So what do you do? How do you tackle the overwhelm and miles-long to-do list?

Tanya Dalton says the key is to get crystal clear on your priorities and then use that as a filter for everything else.

Tanya is a productivity expert, speaker, and best-selling author of the Joy of Missing Out. She serves as a growth strategist for female leaders and hosts the Intentional Advantage Podcast. Tonya is also the founder and CEO of inkWELL Press Productivity Co., which provides tools that work as a catalyst to help women do less while achieving maximum success.

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • How getting clear on your mission, vision and core values and leading from them creates a priorities filter
  • Five questions to ask yourself when you’re prioritizing a task
  • How to create a priority list, or a “to-do list with intention”
  • Why implementing priority systems at home too creates space for rest and empowers everyone in your household
  • Why a perfectly even work-life balance is not only unachievable, but undesirable, and a new way to think about balance
  • Learn more about Tanya:

  • inkWELL Press Productivity Co.
  • the Intentional Advantage Podcast
  • The Joy of Missing Out Book
  • Facebook: @Tanya.i.Dalton
  • Instagram: @Tanya.i.Dalton
  • Learn more about Susan:

  • Twitter @ScaleSpark
  • LinkedIn @thesusanboles
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