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The Not To Do List

The Not To Do List by Christopher Pavese, Broyhill Asset Management

We all have our own methods for creating and managing “to-do” lists; but “not-do-lists” are often more effective for fine-tuning performance. My colleagues will attest to my (slight) obsession with productivity in recent years. Managing a business along with a two-year-old can provide a strong catalyst to prioritize our most important and limited resource – time.

The Tim Ferriss Show has become required listening during my morning commute. I highly recommend starting with The Josh Waitzkin episode. Waitzkin has perfected learning strategies that can be applied to anything, including chess (he’s a national champion), jiu-jitsu (he’s a black belt under Marcelo Garcia) and Tai Chi Push Hands (he’s a world champion). In The Art of Learning, Josh reveals his unique systems for thematic learning and building resilience – or simply, doing less to accomplish more. More on this phenomenal book later. Until then, here are a...