Ten Things to do Every Work Day – Moni Edition

I’m a list maker. There’s hardly a day where my desk isn’t covered in post-it notes and I tend to write things out to help me think things through. I recently stumbled across a blog post that had a list of 10 things you should do every work day. (Link provided below). As a self-employee musician, by work day can feel a bit scattered. My schedule changes from day to day, and I have to keep myself on task. So, I made a list. And I’d like to share it…

  1. Complete Morning Pages (from The Artist’s Way) and AM Composing
  2. Read something related to my industry – music, improvisation, jazz, education
  3. Read something related to business development
  4. Listen to an entire jazz album
  5. Reach out to 3-5 professional contacts – regarding gigs, networking, help, hello, etc.
  6. Review my top three goals for my business that are focused on its growth.
  7. Identify and execute one task to support each of my top three goals.
  8. Schedule to post five valuable pieces of content on all of my major social media accounts – Twitter, FB, LinkedIn and Post 2 valuable pieces of content on Instagram and FB Pages
  9. Create a useful, insightful, meaningful, helpful, or sharing blog post and share
  10. Practice
  11. Take a full minute to appreciate what I have and how far I’ve come.
  12. Take a full 10 minutes to dream big and imagine the possibilities.
  13. Draw or paint something

My current top three goals:
Apply for grants/funding
Be a better musician and more live playing work
Develop clinics ideas

You probably noticed that I have more than 10 things on my list. Well, I couldn’t help it. I’m a jazz musician – I improvised. 🙂

What are your 10 things to do every work day? Share in the comments below.

Inspired by this post by The Build Network: http://www.inc.com/the-build-network/10-things-to-do-every-workday.html

3 thoughts on “Ten Things to do Every Work Day – Moni Edition

  1. Great post!

    I used to make lists. Then I realized I am a little obsessive when I became aware that I had collections of lists.

    My ‘To Do’ list is very simple now:
    1. Stop
    2. Think

    I refer to this list often so that I will stop and think about what I am doing, should I be doing it, should I be doing something else, etc. Now when I decide to do something, it is after having considered a number of activities I could be doing and have decided which activity I am most motivated to do for whichever reason is important to me.

    The idea came to me from an Abe Lincoln quote: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening my ax.”

    Today I did many things that I placed on a list so I would not forget one. All of these produced a result that I could measure and I felt good about having done them.

    The best part is that I was in a good mood all day and remain so.


  2. I read the title of this post and read “Dirty Dancing” instead of “Dainty Dancing”, I thgouht I was in the wrong place of a minute! LOL!!This box is really special, what a perfect gift. You are clever.Hugs xxx

  3. Tu es à l’origine de l’expression « scent room »? Le Printemps aurait du te piquer l’expression.Oh oui un sniffathlon, quand les vendeurs/ses te disent « Oh, vous en avez déjà senti beaucoup » et qu’on leur répond « Ne vous inquiétez pas, j’ai l’habitude  ».Et que nous prépare l’IFRA? Je n’ai pas eu vent des dernières nouvelles.

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