In this inbetweenisode, I share the power of checklists! Checklists are often overlooked due to their simplicity. However, with today’s information overwhelm, it’s never been a better time to create checklists for all of those repetitive tasks. This removes the need to remember all of the to-dos within a project and increases accuracy and effectiveness.
In this podcast, I talk about:
- Why checklists are super handy!
- How I use checklists in my own life
- How checklists have been incredibly helpful in my full-time job and business
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- Lawrence’s current lifestyle [3:30]
- Why are checklists important? [5:15]
- What is a checklist? [6:40]
- Lawrence’s travel checklist [6:50]
- Checklists for repetitive corporate processes and sales tasks [8:20]
- The checklists I rely on for my blog and podcast [11:03]
- The impact that using checklists and outsourcing has had on my business and my lifestyle [13:50]
Selected Links from the Episode
- Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- Node4 (my employer)
- Tom Church’s checklist
Example checklists (a peek inside the machine!)
Audio structure checklist
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I send this to my sound engineer and continuously refine and improve.
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2-day trip to Portsmouth, UK
- Phone/laptop charger
- Kindle/Kindle charger
- Keys & Portsmouth house keys
- 2 x boxers and socks
- 1 x Trousers/shorts
- 2 x T-Shirts
- 1 x morning PJs
- Toothbrush, soap, toothpaste, moisturiser, ear buds, razor, floss
- ALA, CQ, Creatine w/ shaker
- Sleep master
Let me know how you think I can improve these checklists!