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'Be Creative and Courageous' on Weekly Review Checklist

I'm disciplined about doing my weekly review. I knock through it every Monday morning and feel great after.

For a couple years now, however, I have had two items on my Weekly Review Checklist that I rarely check off. They are taken verbatim from David Allen:

"Empty my head" "Be creative and courageous"

I don't know if it's a problem relating to the altitude of my mind during a weekly review (which I suppose is generally in the range of 10-30k feet), or if these checklist items are too vague to be useful (and not meant to be ripped from the David and put in this context).

What do you think? Do I need to scratch these checklist items off my weekly review checklist, permanently? Or is there a way I can make them work?

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Daniel Klotz is the executive assistant at The Lancaster (PA) Chamber of Commerce & Industry. In that role he is responsible for keeping himself, the president, vice president, and the board of directors organized and optimized for productivity. He frequently contributes expert advice to Administrative Professional Update.




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