Check out this quote from Richard Branson. “I go through dozens of notebooks every year and write down everything that occurs to me each day, an idea not written down is an idea lost. When inspiration calls, you’ve got to capture it.” Wow, he’s a very successful guy. And after reading that, my advice to you is Do Not Take Notes.
And I emphasized Do Not Take Notes for the sake of your memory.
But did you catch my drift?
There’s a world of difference between taking notes and writing down your thoughts and ideas. Can you see how they’re different?
Yeah, when you take notes, you write down information someone else is sharing. And research says you won’t absorb as much of that information. Instead, listen closely. And focus.
But when you write down what’s in YOUR head, you can compile a list of ideas. Then, you can refer back to them and implement the best ones.
If you run a business, or you’re a busy entrepreneur, you probably already know you just can’t remember everything. Sure, it might be in your personality to wanna try. But I encourage you to skip that notion. Because I know, from experience, when you write it down, you’re much less likely to forget or let your ideas fade away.
Even though you have good intentions, day-to-day tasks pile up. And you get too busy. Too tired. And when you least expect it, you put things off till tomorrow. Sound familiar?
So, what’s the solution?
Make a list that includes only the steps, activities, or tasks that get you closer to your goals. You can accomplish more. And you’ll stay on track with that kind of a list.
Take the boring time (as less successful people like to call it) to write down your ideas. And don’t be surprised to find yourself more focused on what’s truly important to you. It’s not magic. But it works like magic. Because you don’t depend on your brain to remember it all. I like to think of it this way. Your brain is for creating…not storage.
My RondaReady System can help with all that storage stuff.
It’s a proven system with places you can write down your great ideas, delegate tasks, automate actions, and build your business better and faster.
And this first week in 2022 is a great time to get started. Your links are waiting for you below.