If you are like me, you are 'juggling' a multitude of activities in your life. Some of those are personal but many are work related. I want to share with you how I use my memory most effectively in managing my business.
The answer is simple - I don't try to use my memory!
I don't use it to try and remember who needs what supplies and when and where.
I don't use it for keeping track of my inspection or training schedules.
I don't use it to remember what training and employee has received or still needs.
I don't use it to remember employee names phone numbers or job start and finish times.
I don't use it to remember job follow-ups on customer or complaints or requests.
By now you're probably getting the picture; using your memory to assist you with your tasks you need to perform is a wasted use of the mind you have.
All of us have been blessed with a wonderful thing called the mind. The mind uses your brain to function. Many people have compared to the mind to a computer. There is no comparison. Computers are wonderful tools; they can store data and perform incredible calculations, but they can't think.
You, on the other hand, are a creative thinking being with unlimited potential. For you to succeed in business, your mind needs to be free to reason, deduce, use logic, and create opportunities. You will not be successful in business if you clutter your mind with junk, facts, figures, dates, times, etc.
Whether you're using a note pad or a digital device;
all routine tasks,
all the complaints,
all the suggestions,
all the inspections,
everything should be recorded in a place where you can easily access it. Doing so leaves your mind free of all the clutter so you can reason and think.