4 Practical Steps for Planning for Tomorrow

February 6, 2019 | Episode #28
A quick-and-dirty rundown of how to use i.e. and e.g. properly. Also, 4 practical steps for planning for tomorrow from the excellent book Work Clean.

i.e. vs. e.g.

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Have you ever wondered about the difference between the i.e. and e.g.? Here’s a quick-and-dirty rundown of how to use these properly.


  • i.e. stands for id est
  • This translates to in other words or that is
  • i.e. is used to clarify a statement
  • EXAMPLE: I bought my favorite fruits (i.e., cherries and strawberries) for the smoothie. 


  • e.g. stands for exempli gratia
  • This translates to for example or for the sake of example
  • e.g. is used whenever you’re going to list examples
  • EXAMPLE: I love all kinds of weather (e.g., rain, sun, snow, etc.).

A quick way to remember

  • i.e. can be replaced by the phrase “that is”, and both have the letter in them
  • e.g. starts with an e; the word example also starts with an e


Thanks to Grammarly for their help clarifying ?

4 Practical Steps for Planning for Tomorrow

Make Work Easier

Let’s talk about the practical steps you should take when planning for tomorrow.

I got this process from a phenomenal book called Work Clean.

Work Clean by Dan Charnas

  • This book vaulted into my top 5 favorites almost instantly
  • It’s written from a culinary perspective, but anyone can take away a ton from this book
  • Get a copy by clicking here

Daily “Meeze” (Mise)

  • A daily “meeze” or “mise” is a 30-minute daily planning session
  • It’s based on the culinary principle of mise en place, a french term for “put in place”
  • Here’s the outline of the steps you should take in completing your own daily mise

1. Clean your station

  • Put things away
  • Organize desk
  • Tasks into inbox
  • Sort inbox
  • Log action items on task list

2. Sharpen your tools

  • Reschedule incomplete tasks on your calendar
  • Sort actions into projects on your task list
  • Order your projects by next action

3. Plan your next day

  • Schedule next actions on calendar
  • Don’t over-schedule
  • Schedule breaks

4. Gather your resources

  • Pull everything you need for tomorrow
  • Organize those things so they’re ready

A quick video

Here’s a quick video with Dan Charnas explaining the daily mise:

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