Write everything down

Posted by Roxanne Chugg

Successful people make notes as thoughts and ideas come to them…

Richard Branson has said on more than one occasion that he wouldn’t have been able to build Virgin without a simple notebook, which he takes with him wherever he goes. In one interview, Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis said, “Always carry a notebook. Write everything down... That is a million dollar lesson they don’t teach you in business school!”

Ultra-productive people free their minds by writing everything down as the thoughts come to them.  This allows them to be present and mindful and prevents their minds being clogged up with information and things they need to remember.

Clients and friends often say to me that I am organised.  My secret – I write everything down in my phone calendar and I use the notes function to note things I need to remember, thoughts, ideas and so on as they pop into my head.

Try it … it works!