The 100 Day Reality Challenge


$35,000 Listers

This group is about Efficiency... this is a topic that I, myself have long needed to focus on. I find it difficult and that is why I created the $35,000 Listers Group.
You guys inspire me to be better. I am working on it...

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Co-Creators: 67
Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2014

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The $35,000 List (related from Chapter 10 of Miracles Happen by Mary Kay Ash)

Ivy Lee, a leading efficiency expert told Charles Schwab, president of Bethlehem Steel that if Charles gave her just 15 minutes with each of his executives, then she could increase the efficiency of the company.

Schwab said, "How much is this going to cost?"

Lee said, "Nothing... unless it works. In three months you can send me a check for whatever you think it's worth to you. Fair enough?"

So, it was agreed and Lee spent fifteen minutes with executives from the struggling young steel company. Lee asked the executives to complete one single task.

Every evening for the next three months, each executive was to make a list of the six most important things he had to do the next day.

Finally, the executive was to rank the items in their order of importance.

"Each morning you begin with the first item on the list," she told them, " and scratch it off when it's finished. Just work your way right down those six items. If you don't get something fisished, it goes on the next day's list. "

At the end of the three month trial, efficeiency and sales head increased to such an extent that Schwab sent lee a check for $35,000. Now that's still a lot of cash for such a small amount of work, but in today's money, $35,000 would probably be equivalent to $350,000!

I hope this story helps someone. I decided to post this in the group to make this easier for you guys to view!

I love you guys!


Post Your Lists in the comments below.

Thank you for being a $35,000 Lister!

Comment Wall

Comment by Maria on March 26, 2009 at 12:23pm
Ok,here I go:)

1 Practice my instrument at least 3h.

2 Make an appointment for my haircut

3 Send the Insurance letter

4 Call L

5 Eat healthy

6 Make another list this evening for tomorrow!

all the best wishes,
Comment by Alyssa on March 26, 2009 at 1:24pm
Oh boy - this is just what I need. :) I heard you reference it in your vlog the other day but didn't know what you meant.

Today, my 6 things:

1. Contract renewals for coach and nutritionist
2. Jobs assigned for next Saturday
3. Kitchen cleaned
4. Confirm T's cruise ticket
5. Begin packing
6. Go for a walk
Comment by Maria on March 26, 2009 at 8:23pm
Hiya! here I go. My nr 6 was to make another list this eve!
Old list: 1 Practice my instrument at least 3h.YES,2 Make an appointment for my haircut NO3 Send the Insurance letter NO4 Call L YES5 Eat healthy YES6 Make another list this evening for tomorrow!YES

New list
1.Make an appointment for haircut
2.Send the insurance letter
3.Call the two phone-companies to arrange with payments.
4.Call for concert tkts
5.Practice 4h
6.Get up early

all my best wishes and love,
Comment by CherryDarlingLife on March 26, 2009 at 11:53pm
4- BLOG get the new ones up 2
6- RELAX im twirled up like a spring
Comment by Alyssa on March 27, 2009 at 12:47am
hey y'all... i started a thread in the discussions for tomorrow. i thought that it would be easier to group them by day rather than having one long thread on the group's comment page. It's manageable now, but when we get a few days in it will be quite long! :)
Comment by the Phenomenal Lauren G on March 27, 2009 at 9:17am
Ok, eveyone! Into the forums, just like Alyssa says!
Comment by firstlove on March 27, 2009 at 6:37pm
This is making me accountable for what I do in my day, is that right?
Comment by Maria on March 28, 2009 at 7:44pm
Hello $35000-listers! I am just writing to say that I keep adding my "new list" in my list. That was the point, right? In that way I can keep a track of all of the lists in the same page! I think it works pretty well! If you have any other ideas, they are welcome, ¨
with good wishes to you all for many more achievable things,
Comment by the Phenomenal Lauren G on March 28, 2009 at 8:17pm
That is a perfect Idea Maria!
Comment by Transforming on March 28, 2009 at 10:46pm
1Wake up at 6:50 get my coffee and watch 6:50 get my coffee and watch my brother Price sermon on T.V @7
2 Wake my family to the smell of breakfast
3 Get dresses Hair done and the whole 9 yards
4 do 1 or 2 hours work on 1 of my web sites
5 Go to a meet up meeting in Grafton at 2
6 Go to the benefit dinner for our friend at 3
7 rest of the evening family night at Sears


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