Stay Focused, Stay Organized: Checklists to Ease the Burden

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Getting and staying organized is not an easy task, especially when you already feel like you are falling further and further behind in your daily processes and routines.Checklist 2

It’s a new year, and a great time to take a moment and look at the tasks you do on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

  • What is working?
  • What isn’t?
  • What needs to change RIGHT NOW in order for you to see the success you want to see in 2014?

Sometimes it is as easy as buying folders and creating a daily and monthly organization system that you can quickly put together in minutes after a quick trip to your local office supply store. Chris Crouch had a great idea for this clutter-saving, filing system for all the paperwork that seems to pile up on desk corners.

Sometimes it is a matter of ‘finding the time’ to get tasks done. STOP. Look at the tasks that you need to get done. Which ones are money-making activities versus ‘time fillers’ or ‘time killers’ like scanning Facebook or pouring through emails of forwarded jokes or images? Terri Murphy recently shared with us a great checklist to review your day and determine what you are doing that is beneficial and should be done right away, versus the things we all do that take away valuable time from us.

Other times, processes can be streamlined to increase productivity and effectiveness, especially during the purchase process. Check out the checklists from Terri Murphy. Keeping these on-hand for listing processes, open houses, closing the sale, etc. for each customer can help you stay on top of what needs to be done right away and what is coming up in the future.

Checklists are a quick and visual way to determine the tasks that are essential. Keeping a list of money-making tasks can help ensure you stay on top of your paperwork and filing systems, make money and still have time to find a work-life balance for all the things that are personally essential in your life.

What checklists or organizational things do you do to stay on top of things?

 

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