Checklists. One of my number one tools. They're so useful and I use them pretty much everywhere and for everything.
The main reason, for me, behind the power of the simple checklist is that when you write it down, it makes a commitment from you to do that thing.
Using checklists can take your from uncertainty to clarity. It might sound like hyperbole but they can even save lives! That's right. I read about a surgeon who uses checklists to make sure that the operations, especially complex ones, have a better success rate.
When I put a checklist together, I'm thinking about what it is I need to get done. Kind of like a recipe - you have the things you need, and you have the process of cooking. This is the checklist in essence.
You can apply this to many areas of your life. It could be a checklist for a party, a packing list, a shopping list, anything! My son uses them to make sure that he has everything he needs for the activities he does. So he has a checklist for football, a...
In this video I share a few lessons I learned from some kids who came round to the house about a week ago.
I'm that Auntie that the nieces and nephews are a little bit scared of (because I'm the one who will tell them off!) but, they know that I also give them interesting things to do and think about.
On this day, I happened to give some advice to 7 kids, all aged under 8. In essence, I got them to make some checklists. I didn't make them. They did. They had ownership of the process. So they made the checklists, they monitored their progress on a daily basis and made a self-assessment.
Anyway, today, their parents sent me the results of how they've been getting on and I learned some valuable lessons which I share with you in the video . They got a lot done! This is how results happen!
It's amazing what you can learn and from who.
The benefits you can get from the simple checklist.
Give children ownership of their own projects.
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