Below you can find a list of about 500 to Do's compiled from clients all around the world. My main objective in Life Coaching is to educate, prepare, provide tools and systems, and hold you accountable to happily accomplish your life needs, wants, and desires.

ife readiness Coaching

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"We are constantly after things. Planning takes 10% of our efforts. Accountability, systems, and motivation are responsible for the other 90%, which ensure that you accomplish what you initially set out for."

ife (present & Future)

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  • Develop a financial plan to become financially independent at age ____

  • Improve the quality of my home life

  • Take much more time for me instead of living too much for others

  • Take charge of my life instead of letting other people run it for me

  • Become unconditionally constructive in everything I say

  • Design a lifestyle that makes me incredibly happy

  • Redesign my life so that it’s oriented around vacations, not work

  • Increase the amount of money I have in savings

  • Start reading books that will help me evolve instead of merely develop

  • Clean out the clutter in my closets, drawers, and garage

  • Learn how to make more money in the new economy

  • Strengthen my personal foundation so that the underpinnings of my life are rock solid

  • Stop procrastinating and be inventory free

  • Expand my vocabulary so that I can better express myself in any situation

  • Change my thinking from win-lose to win-win

  • Stop taking life so darn seriously

  • Clean up my life and start clean

  • Start over

  • Discover my personal values and orient my life around them

  • Create a perfect life

  • Write a book without pain

  • Develop a life plan and start living it

  • Stop watching "Late Night with" shows and get to bed earlier

  • Throw out my television set

  • Move to the country because I want to

  • Make a significant personal decision

  • Get in the habit of flossing daily

  • Get the support I need to visit the dentist

  • Get the nudge I need to hire a housecleaner so I don’t have to do the cleaning

  • Improve my attitude so I’m always positive, naturally

  • Take more chances

  • Develop a reserve of time during my day

  • Get out of a rut

  • Strengthen my character so I am really proud of who I am

  • Become a saver and start saving because I enjoy it

  • Reduce my credit card debt faster than I currently am

  • Get control over my spending

  • Spend more time in the garden

  • Spend more time at the beach

  • Spend more time

  • Increase my awareness

  • Slow down to enjoy the weather and take in the wonder of everyday life

  • Spend less time in the future and more time enjoying the present

  • Plan three wonderful vacations for next year

  • Begin a financial independence plan

  • Save $, next year

  • Take a day every week to renew and rejuvenate

  • Become a person who smiles almost all of the time

  • Bring balance to work, home, community, and personal time over a three-month

  • Pay off car loan one year early

  • Buy a new car within six months

  • Buy a house within one year

  • Redecorate house in six months

  • Rebuild my life after a loss

  • Discover my life purpose and begin setting goals to live it within days

  • Take a trip to Europe

  • Go on a safari

  • Own a boat

  • Spend percent less money monthly

  • Identify 101 things I love to do, and do one each day

  • Decrease time spent paying bills

  • Take scuba lessons and go on a Caribbean dive

  • Discard unnecessary household and personal items within three months

  • Establish three things I am passionate about as priorities in my life within six months

  • Go on a guilt-free shopping spree

  • Shift or release a sabotaging belief within days

  • Reconcile credit report within six months

  • Reduce number of credit cards to three in months

  • Move into a larger apartment within nine months

  • Allow one day out of each month to do something I really want to do

  • Organize my pension, will, life insurance, and mortgage papers within days

  • Meet with a financial advisor twice a year to keep finances updated to set goals

  • Pay off mortgage within five years

  • Be prepared for a holiday season (eg, Christmas) at least one month before the holiday

  • Train a pet to consistently perform a desired action on command

  • Reorient personal and professional life completely around values (not wants and desires)

  • Clean out or purge all home and work files this month

  • Get my hair cut and styled the way I really want it and the way that is most

  • Keep the gas tank in my vehicle at least half full at all times

  • Develop a sense of style

  • Take a world tour

  • Clean up where I get my energy from

  • Reduce the friction in my life by finding the right lubricant

  • Be accountable for results

  • Become an adult in every sense of the word

  • Increase my self-esteem

  • Balance my personal, family, and business lives

  • Prioritize my time so that I don’t feel rushed and exhausted

  • Enjoy being human instead of trying to perfect myself

  • Identify what slows me down

  • Distinguish symptoms from sources when dealing with a situation

  • Become incredibly selfish

  • Lighten up

  • Understand the relationship between memes and genes

  • Perfect my environment so that it brings out my best

  • Create a vacuum that pulls me forward

  • Buff up my life

  • Develop compassion for people who I currently criticize

  • Learn to dance better with events instead of being so rigid

  • Become wise

  • Always have enough clean clothes, no matter what

  • Turn my bedroom into a place where I sleep perfectly

  • Have something to look forward to each evening

  • Not resist getting up in the morning

  • Have a home that is always perfectly clean and organized

  • Improve the lighting everywhere in my home or office so that there is no strain

  • Be able to recover quickly if I lose my wallet or purse

  • Keep my computer backed up, daily

  • Pay my bills early, always

  • Never force myself to do anything that I don’t want to

  • Rearrange my investments so that I don’t lose sleep over them

  • Have more than enough confidence in virtually every situation

  • Always ask for more than I need, as a habit

  • Improve my judgment

  • Develop a rewarding life outside of work

  • Stay “present” throughout the day

  • Stop doing errands and contract them out

  • Face a difficult legal, financial, or tax matter

  • Become aware of energy flows between others and myself

  • Become more open and available to all that is already around me

  • Arrange to have all my bills paid automatically (Add an email reminder so that you can assure that you have enough money in your account from which your bill will deduct money from)

  • Take up cooking

  • Increase productivity by percent in six months

  • Design each room of my home to complement its vision and purpose

  • Cut television viewing to minutes a day or less

  • Establish and follow a seasonal shopping schedule to take advantage of seasonal sales

  • Maintain a daily quiet time

  • Clarify my top values and use them as a decision-making compass

  • Develop a plan to free up two evenings a week

  • Set up a one-year program toward taking a dream vacation

  • Cut budget or spending by percent

  • Define the legacy I wish to leave ( I Was Dying Poem)

  • Turn dreams into goals

  • Rearrange budget and food spending patterns in order to hire a personal chef

  • Set standards for a clutter-free living environment

  • Add two pleasurable activities to my daily routine

  • Organize my closets

  • Set up a “ Days to a Simpler Life” plan

  • Add grace and beauty to my life through the arts

  • Develop a plan to deal with all undone details of my life

  • Develop a daily habit of journaling feelings

  • Develop a list of five boundaries that increase my quality of life

  • Develop a plan to implement the truest value into my life

  • Get clear on priorities

  • Deal with and recover from burnout

  • Enjoy life more

  • Determine priorities

  • Get my personal life in order

  • Surrender and accept what I am resisting

  • Become a participator in life, not just an observer

  • Stop trying to control everything and everyone

  • Identify a theme for my life in the coming year and orient my goals around that

  • Develop a morning routine that I totally enjoy

  • Let go of shoulds that I’ve created for myself

  • Start investing in the stock market

  • Start writing in a journal to express my thoughts and feelings

  • Increase my ability to want and desire

  • Hire someone to do my laundry

  • Maintain zero credit card debt

  • Be content with my life and myself; stop striving

  • Become wise in this lifetime

  • Reconcile my life with humanity

  • Be ready to die at any moment, without regrets

  • Put jumper cables in my car’s trunk

  • Have AAA (auto club) membership or equivalent

  • Have the right Internet service provider

  • Put all the serial numbers for my computer’s software in a safe place

  • Have an attorney on retainer in case something really bad happens to me

  • Have my tax return completed by February th each year

  • Have a face lift if I want one

  • Start having fresh flowers in my home and office

  • Plan the next year by the end of the previous November

  • Know a professional gift service for last-minute solutions

  • Have a tailor or seamstress available to repair my clothes

  • Know a plumber I can call on a moment’s notice

  • Install an alarm system in my house, so I can rest easily

  • Have my car washed each week

  • Have my closets professionally redone

  • Have a weekly manicure

 
 

isturbances

(stress, change, weakness, loss, low self-esteem, fear, guilt)

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  • Complete a project with less stress

  • Get a handle on what’s coming, given how fast the world is changing

  • Become fearless

  • Evolve from peace to a life of harmony

  • Implement a low-stress move or relocation

  • Free up two extra hours of time each day

  • Discover the root causes of stuckness and implement a plan for becoming free

  • Decrease stress level by points in days

  • Reduce downtime caused by adjustment to change by percent

  • Eliminate percent of my problems

  • Work through a career change

  • Overcome my fear of rejection

  • Deal better with interruptions

  • Develop more confidence in myself

  • Stop explaining myself

  • Stop justifying my actions

  • Improve my self-esteem and self-worth

  • Get completely free of what binds me

  • Learn to condition change instead of forcing it on others

  • Expand my thinking beyond what I am conditioned to

  • Goof off without feeling guilty

  • Increase my ability to process more information without getting overwhelmed

  • Reduce the amount of conflict in my life so that I can relax

  • Identify the triggers that cause adrenaline, before they get me wired

  • Discover what is causing dissonance in my life

  • Endorse my worst weakness as my biggest strength

  • See opportunities in problems without wearing rose-colored glasses

  • Have more patience, especially when I have none

  • Identify every source of stress in my life and either reduce or eliminate it

  • Identify and eliminate things I tolerate in the next days

  • Blow up the blocks standing in my path to success

  • Do a personal makeover

  • Extend my boundaries without setting up walls

  • Discover what makes me tick

  • Find a way to delegate my weaknesses so I can focus on my strengths

  • Evolve from rational, logical, and linear thinking to operating well in a state of mind

  • Be causal instead of reactive

  • Come to enjoy change as opposed to resisting or disliking it

 

ORK & cAREER

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  • Eliminate or reduce adrenaline in my life so I don’t burn myself and others up

  • Increase my ability to process more information without getting overwhelmed

  • Reduce what I am tolerating at work

  • Learn how to make more money in the new economy

  • Become cyber and Internet literate

  • Endorse my worst weakness as my biggest strength

  • Become a toleration-free zone

  • Stop whining and start winning

  • Learn how to give people what they want, without its costing me anything

  • Increase my bandwidth in order to handle more input

  • Take more days off

  • Work percent fewer hours without making less impact & money

  • Negotiate a percent raise next evaluation

  • Trash megabytes of stuff I don’t need on my computer

  • Improve my reputation among my colleagues

  • Enjoy responsibility instead of trying to avoid it

  • Clarify my professional commitments

  • Reduce the roles I fill for others

  • Deprogram myself from other people’s expectations of me

  • Organize my files perfectly

  • Learn to collaborate with people instead of debating or arguing

  • Establish a daily “dream work” time

  • Be able to put my hands on most of the regularly used information in my office

  • Double my income in two years

  • Discover a meaningful and rewarding career

  • Enlarge Rolodex by strong people

  • Design a personalized filing system

  • Increase my job satisfaction so that I look forward to going to work

  • Understand that I can be both a good person and a good boss

  • Take on greater challenges at work

  • Stop tailgating

 

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ntrepreneur

  • Start my own business

  • Research the market for my business ideas

  • Look for resources to start my business

  • Progress from idea to product

  • Get in partnership

  • Learn to allocate my resources, relationships, and talent

  • Stop micromanaging people in my life

  • Eliminate or reduce adrenaline in my life so I don’t burn myself and others up

  • Learn how to make more money in the new economy

  • Develop a system for recording and tracking my artistic or business ideas

  • Implement a schedule for acting on ideas

 

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elf-development

  • Accelerate my personal evolution

  • Start reading books that will help me evolve instead of merely develop

  • Design my path of personal development

  • Identify the unique skills and talents that I know are waiting to be leveraged

  • Toss out my to-do list (or plan to create one)

  • Design values-based goals instead of whim-based goals

  • Become self-actualized

  • Make the personal changes I have been unable to make on my own

  • Get focused

  • Start taking the path of least resistance instead of working against life

  • Increase the momentum in life so that I am carried forward instead of pushing myself

  • Find a better way to motivate myself

  • Improve what I see in the mirror

  • Stay on track

  • Learn how to practice extreme self-care

  • Increase my havingness so I can maintain my success

  • Simplify everything

  • Design my winning formula

  • Identify three specific goals that light me up for next year

  • Get clear on my values and align my goals with them

  • Quit my job to work from home within two years

  • Become a telecommuter

  • Go half-time at work

  • Establish one delicious habit and do it every day

  • Become more efficient without becoming a machine

  • Return to school to pursue a graduate degree

  • Increase personal time by four hours a week within one month

  • Enroll in a cooking class

  • Become Ms. Right instead of searching for Mr. Right

  • Develop a reserve of opportunities so I don’t have to look for them

  • Become more respectful of other people’s ways

  • Automate and delegate almost every aspect of my personal tasks and chores

  • Better integrate what I already have

  • Become a lot more creative in what I do

  • Trust my inklings more

  • Turn my intuition into my primary decision-making system

  • Build my personal brand

  • Free myself from my beliefs

  • Come to accept that which I resist

  • Become a better writer

  • Distinguish truth from bs in every situation, instantly

  • Become a proactive person who never waits

  • Learn how to give advice without turning people off

  • Be able to think abstractly instead of just logically

  • Become a much more endorsing and encouraging person

  • Be sustainably motivated instead of operating in fits and starts

  • Eliminate everything that distracts me during my day

  • Hire a coach to help me achieve what I want

  • Toss out all of the clothes that don’t make me look great

  • Break any past sabotaging patterns that I’ve had

  • Learn coaching skills that I can use with my family and customers

  • Raise my standards

  • Evolve beyond being productive and become effective

  • Master my craft rather than just being an expert at it

  • Determine causes of procrastination and develop new skills

  • Free my mind of clutter by establishing a recording and action system

  • Free up $– per month for my own self-improvement

  • Implement two new personal habits each month

  • Choose and take the self-assessment tools that would be of maximum benefit

  • Identify, personalize, and memorize my vision

  • Set up a plan for the mastery of a new hobby

  • Understand what drives and motivates me

  • Understand why I relate to people the way I do

  • Understand how I learn so that I can learn more easily

  • Understand my basic interests and how they affect my choices

  • Discover my fashion type and how it impacts other areas of my life

  • Design a customized reading plan

  • Discover my Enneagram type

  • Discover my Myers-Briggs type

  • Discover my DISC profile

  • Implement a personal prioritizing system to accomplish important rather than

  • Double my standards

  • Manage time more effectively

  • Identify a focus that expresses my values and uses my strengths

  • Resolve whatever childhood damage is causing me pain today

  • Subscribe to forward-thinking magazines

  • Learn to pace myself

  • Start using a time management system

  • Expand what I see as possible

  • Become internally motivated

  • Develop self-respect

 

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rofessional development

  • Delegate more effectively so that I have more time to work on what matters most

  • Become proficient with sending and receiving all forms of e-mail

  • Become unconditionally constructive in everything I say

  • Join and participate in those networking groups that will assist in business

  • Disentangle myself from those organizations that do not add value to business

  • Build a personal support network of people with similar interests

  • Find my area of specialization or professional niche

  • Transition smoothly into a new field

  • Shift the paradigm in which I exist

  • Always arrive early and never feel rushed

  • Multitask, easily (Remember to consider that multitasking always makes you lose some extra minutes, for you will have to recap where you were from the last time you were on the activity If you can get through with one task at a time, you will be more efficient)

  • Reduce volunteer activities that are getting in my way

  • Design a system to complete projects two days before the deadline

  • Develop a phone call return system to ensure that calls are returned within four hours

  • Become an “intrapreneur” in my organization by creating a small business idea

  • Reduce problem-solving time by percent

  • Eliminate major blocks to creativity

  • Expand circle of influence by people

  • Develop an annual goal-setting system

  • Reduce time commitments by percent

  • Learn to have an edge with people and events

  • Become better at developing rapport with others

  • Always be minutes early and never rushed

  • Have a virtual assistant on call to handle stuff I don’t want to do

 

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elationship

(coworkers, friendship, love)

  • Improve the relationship I have with my neighbors

  • Improve the relationship I have with my boss

  • Improve the relationship I have with my colleagues

  • Improve the relationship I have with my clients

  • Improve the relationship I have with my co-workers

  • Improve the relationship I have with my minister

  • Sensitize myself so that I feel things when they occur instead of afterward

  • Get enough physical touching so that I don’t shrivel up

  • Walk away from people who do not respect me

  • Have interdevelopmental relationships, not just interdependent ones

  • Incorporate two acts of love per day toward my mate

  • Attract a soul mate

  • Define the top qualities I am looking for in a soul mate

  • Cultivate a circle of five close friends

  • Learn to quickly identify people and situations that are not best for me

  • Learn how to effectively communicate feelings to my spouse

  • Set boundaries and standards around the relationship I have with my parents

  • Get complete on relationships

  • Deal with fears and concerns in a relationship

  • Explore or understand feelings and beliefs

  • Let go of people who are holding me back

  • Lessen the strain I put on people

  • Put people and relationships ahead of results

  • Goof off without feeling guilty

  • Change my relationship with risk

  • Better identify the people who are really good for me and those who are not

  • Become more sensitive with people who need that from me

  • Be able to meet men and women and not get anxious about it

  • Let go of the people in my life who drain my energy

  • Set clear boundaries and train those around me to treat me with respect

  • Write to someone with whom I have unfinished business

  • Apologize to someone, even if it is very difficult

  • Bring romance back into my marriage within days

  • Get married within five years

  • Pay back money owed to friends within six months

  • Establish and enforce boundaries within a relationship

  • Visit grandparents out of state within the year

  • Reestablish a lost relationship

  • Call up one member of my family per week, just to say hi

  • Attract the mate of my dreams

  • Deepen my relationships with my friends

  • Develop grace

  • Improve the relationship I have with my spouse or significant other

  • Improve the relationship I have with my children

  • Improve the relationship I have with my parents

  • Improve the relationship I have with my siblings

  • Improve the relationship I have with my in-laws

 

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amily & parenting

  • Improve the quality of my home life

  • Become unconditionally constructive in everything I say

  • Feel a lot better about my family and myself

  • Have more patience, especially when I have none

  • Play with my kids every day, instead of just when I have time

  • Put my family first without putting myself second

  • Design a personal development plan for my children

  • Establish a family planning center in my home

  • Design a consistent discipline plan for my toddler

  • Communicate love to my children in ways that are personally meaningful to them

 

C

ommunication

  • Speak in a laser like fashion

  • Become an effective public speaker

  • Find my voice and speak confidently

  • Learn how to make requests that are accepted and fulfilled

  • Affect people profoundly

  • Listen very, very well

  • Speak without a “charge” to my voice

  • Stop gossiping

  • Stop making promises, even if I feel I should

  • Learn how to “get” someone instead of just listening to or hearing them

  • Develop five personalized ways to say no to others in firmness and love

  • Learn to make a point in words or less

  • Increase the speed of people’s response to my needs

  • Develop the ability to say no and stick with it

  • Catch myself within a minute whenever I step over something in a conversation

  • Learn to share the credit and glory of my accomplishments

  • Communicate so well that people respond immediately

  • Walk my talk without strutting

  • Give others the experience of being heard, instead of just being listened to

  • React less and respond more

  • Easily ask for what I want

  • Become a very direct and confident communicator

  • Tell the truth instead of what people want to hear

  • Stop overpromising and making commitments

  • Learn five skills to better communicate with my children

  • Learn five skills to better communicate with my spouse

  • Stop fibbing and lying completely within three months

  • Stop complaining within days

  • Genuinely thank people who help me, daily

  • Join Toastmasters (https://wwwtoastmastersorg/) and complete first speeches within six months

  • Say no five times this week

  • Keep my word

  • Learn how to say no without turning people off

  • Make it clear to people what I require of them

 

H

ealth

(physical & mental)

  • Lose weight without orienting my life around it

  • Change my relationship with food from comfort to sustenance

  • Goof off without feeling guilty (Smile)

  • Get back to exercising: sit-ups and push-ups per day

  • Create a personal health plan that includes exercise

  • Start running each morning

  • Decrease body fat percentage by percent within six months

  • Stop smoking completely within three months

  • Build meditation and yoga into daily schedule

  • Drop three clothing sizes within six months

  • Fit into those -inch-waist Levi’s within six months

  • Buff up my body

  • Have my teeth cosmetically perfected

  • Get the quality rest I need

  • Protect myself from the physical or environmental risks of life

  • Always be well groomed

  • Develop a motivational plan to lose pounds in three months, safely

  • Design an annual physical maintenance program (doctors, dentists, etc)

  • Design and implement an exercise program

  • Improve my skin tone

  • Stop using caffeine within days

  • Stop using sugar within days

  • Implement a tailor-made nutritional plan

  • Increase my energy level

  • Discover the inner peace that I know is possible

  • Reduce how much I am drinking

  • Stop smoking

  • Hire a personal trainer

  • Have healthy food delivered, so I don’t have to cook when I don’t want to

 

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eligion

  • Become part of a spiritual community

  • Deepen my relationship with God

  • Deepen my relationship with Jesus

  • Treat my body like the temple that it is

  • Strengthen my spiritual life

  • Connect my body, mind, and soul in one accord

These "To Dos" were also facilitated by some research over the web and uses much of the content from CoachVille and it is copyrighted to Thomas J. Leonard, 1998.

 

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