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Your stop-doing list matters even more than your to-dos

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How many times, when has someone asked, “How are you?” or, “What’s going on in your life?” have you answered, “I’m so busy”?

Then the logical next question they ask is, “What are you so busy with?” You pause and think for a minute and then respond with a laundry list of the tasks on any given day’s to-do list. Or maybe you offer up an exhausted, “Oh, you know, .”

I’m not judging, truly. I’ve given those responses many, many times before and after I became a mom, a successful entrepreneur, and a bestselling author. And every time I…

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