Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Take Notes

“Take note. If you don’t take notes your idea will get lost.” – Sir Richard Branson

I was so pleased when I read a recent post from Richard Branson, Why Everyone Should Be Taking Notes.

I am a note taker! I have taken notes all of my adult life. Of course, one reason is that I will forget to do something if I don’t write it down. Actually, I have been forgetful all of my adult life – not sure what that will mean as I get even older!

Each time I talk to a client, I take detailed notes. When someone suggests a wine that I might like, I make note of it. When someone mentions a great book or movie, I make note of it. When I get an idea for a blog topic, I make note of it immediately.

As Branson says, “No matter how big, small, simple or complex an idea is, get it in writing. But don’t just take notes for the sake of taking notes, go through your ideas and turn them into actionable and measurable goals.”

He also mentions that in his opinion, 99% of people in leadership roles don’t take notes.

  • "Many people think writing notes is below them - but everyone should be doing it as it can greatly improve what you do."
  • Sir Richard Branson

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