Have you ever forgotten something at the supermarket?
Did you ever hit redial because you forgot to mention…?
My office is 20 minutes from my house.
And I am only there once a week (I delegate the rest)
So if I forget to
sign a contract
write the bonus checks, or
pick up more business cards
It costs me an hour.
Back and forth.
I used to spend a full day every year going back for something I forgot.
Now I never forget.
In my iPod Touch I have a list:
Anything I need to do in Arlington goes on that list.
And here’s the most important discipline:
Before I leave the office
I check my list
Twice. (thanks Santa!)
Otherwise I would forget.
Checking that list saves me hours.
Hours I can spend with my wife and daughters.
I have a list for the supermarket, the CVS, and questions for my doctor.
Stuff I gotta remember not to forget.
I joke with my teams.
If you didn’t see me put it on a list, I won’t do it.
Except that it’s not a joke.
For them and for me.
I never forget.
Your time is too important to leave to chance!
What did you forget today?
What list will help you remember?