Lots of successful people also happen to be list makers — like Sir Richard Branson! He’s a high-profile British billionaire and founder of Virgin Group, which is made up of more than 400 companies including Virgin Atlantic. What you may not know is that he’s also dyslexic and struggled when he was in school. In fact, his principal told him he would either end up in prison or become a millionaire. When I saw on his blog that he was a list maker. I just had to share some of his productivity tips with you.
On his blog Branson says he’s always lived his life by making lists. He makes lists of:
- People to call
- Companies to set up
- People who can make things happen
- Blog topics
- Tweets to send
- Upcoming plans
He works through his lists each day like most of us and gives these top tips for making lists:
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
To read his final 5 list-making tips check out the original blog post here.