From a time management stand point I love checklists. When you use a checklist you’ve created a process, stepping stones that allow you to logically move from step A to step B. In addition, you help reduce the potential of overwhelm as you no longer need to try to remember everything involved in your project.
However, one of the stumbling blocks many clients face when it comes to implementing a checklist is remembering to look at it!
AND. . . what good is a checklist that you don’t reference?
Let me tell you a story about my fabulous client (and coach!) Hugh Liddle. He has a routine each morning when he comes into the office. This allows him to start his day by working on his priorities.
However, he often would skip a couple of steps in his routine which would then throw him off track later in the day. So … he created a check list. Because he’s using a step-by-step process to guide him, he accomplishes each task that he has identified as important – he’s set up for success!
But …when he doesn’t look at the checklist, he misses steps – he’s relying on memory.
So Hugh created a new screen saver.
Guess what? He remembers his checklist each morning!
Your turn! How can you remind yourself to use the time management systems you’ve created? Post below!
Would you like some support setting up these checklists and systems? With a little coaching, you can easily achieve the perfect balance between your business and personal lives. You can develop a framework and a system that allows you to put first things first -and live a life of purpose, accomplishment, and fun. You can turn ideas into action!
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