I guess you have asked yourself and others the question “Do Lists Work?” And over time you have got many different answers, but let me tell you if you set yourself up with a system then yes they work big time and and help you grow your business to the next level and beyond.
You can have your lists on sheets of paper, a book / journal or online using evernote. For me I tend to use the Evernote moleskin journals and add to evernote to keep track. This is the system I use for long term list and business ideas.
Now for my day to day lists – what I am doing each day I use the Evernote system and use the tick box so I can tick off each task once I have done it. This allows me to have my daily to-do list anywhere I am as it is on my phone, tablet and computer.
I make up my to-do list the night before, and put on the regular tasks such as product sourcing, pictures, descriptions, then I add the tasks for that day. So when I wake up I know what I am going to do. Yes at times I need to add new things to the list if an emergency crops up or I have finished all of the things (not often).
Like I said yes lists do work, but only if we use them on a regular basis, and make them apart of our lives both personal and business. And remember if you do not complete all the tasks on a certain day do not beat yourself up, just add them to the items to be done on the following day.
So if you have never used lists in your business to make your daily pattern flow better try making that to-do list tonight and in the morning you will wake up with a focused plan for the day ahead.
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