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Top 10 tips for making lists

Years ago, I picked up Richard Branson’s Biography and quickly became fascinated with the process of creating things, keys to success and the importance of taking action. I am now following Branson’s Twitter posts and recently came across his “Top 10 tips for making lists“. Check it out. There’s also a great website called Asana founded by Dustin Moskovitz (cofounder of Facebook) that I used everyday which I’d highly recommend for creating lists.

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  1. Write down every single idea you have, no matter how big or small
  2. Always carry a notebook
  3. Find a list method that works for you. Doodles, bullet-points, charts – what suits you best?
  4. Make a list of small, manageable tasks to complete every day
  5. Mark off every completed task – you’ll find making each tick very satisfying
  6. Make your goals measurable so you know if your plans are working
  7. Set far off, outlandish goals. What do you want to have achieved by 2020? How about 2050?
  8. Include personal goals in your lists, not just business
  9. Share your goals with others. You can help motivate each other further
  10. Celebrate your successes – then make new lists of new goal