- Connect with clients
- Pay bills
- Invoice clients
- Update web content
- Develop the pipeline, etc.
The length of your list is probably determined by the complexity of your business, which can be easily assessed by the number of people you have working for you. The more complex, the more monthly, weekly or daily tasks you will have. How do you make sure that they all get done?
We create lists. We know that won’t come as a big shock to anyone who has purchased either of our best-selling books, “Lists That Saved My Life” or “Lists That Saved My Business”. But perhaps a more relevant question is, “what do you do”?
We have lists for the beginning of every month. We have lists for the beginning of every day. We even have special lists for Thursday afternoon and every 20th of the month. Why so many lists? Because without them, essential aspects of our business get forgotten or neglected.
Do yourself a favor today. Right now, while you’re thinking of it… write down a list of things that you have to do regularly in your business. You’ll probably recognize that every list begets at least one sub-list. Write those down, too. When you’re done, you will have taken a major step forward toward making your business delegate-able and and duplicatable.
Why does that matter? Because eventually, your company will grow to the point where you will want to either hire someone, or as we have done, outsource it to someone else. Better to be ready for that time, than disorganized and stifled.