Sir Richard Branson, the guy who will make space travel possible for regular Joe’s (with $250K laying around) in 2013, says he has lived his life by making lists. His lists vary from people to call to lists of ideas to lists of companies to set up to lists of people who can make things happen. He is religious about working trough these list each day and ticking off tasks as they are complete in order to move forward.
So what better way to give advice on how to build a better list than with a list? Here are Richard Branson’s top 10 tips for making lists:
- Write down every single idea you have, no matter how big or small
- Always carry a notebook
- Find a list method that works for you. Doodles, bullet-points, charts – what suits you best?
- Make a list of small, manageable tasks to complete every day
- Mark off every completed task – you’ll find making each tick very satisfying
- Make your goals measurable so you know if your plans are working
- Set far off, outlandish goals. What do you want to have achieved by 2020? How about 2050?
- Include personal goals in your lists, not just business
- Share your goals with others. You can help motivate each other further
- Celebrate your successes – then make new lists of new goal