Using An Intentional Win List
Many years ago I learned about the Intentional Win List and have used it ever since here and there. Remembering what great results it brings, I am making a commitment to myself to strengthen this habit into a routine in the upcoming 30 days, and take it on to autopilot in the months ahead.
Andrew Carnegie hired a consultant to make his business more prosperous. He realized one idea that he had gotten from this consultant was never billed. When he brought it up to the consultant, the man said “Why don’t you pay me for what you think it was worth?” Carnegie sent him a check for $20,000.
It was called the Big Six. I have renamed it for our Fabufit classes as The Intentional Win List. Here is how it goes:
- Make a list of all the things you need to do today. When in doubt, break things into smaller pieces.
- Put numbers on the top 6.
- Work on #1 until it is completed or it changes. (Warning: if you say “I don’t have time to do this,” you probably have more than one thing there and need to break it down.)
- Once #1 is completed, #2 becomes #1. All you do all day long is to work on the #1 item.
The mentor said: I cannot guarantee that by using this method you will accomplish all six things daily, but I can guarantee that by using this method you will get more things done than you would have ever gotten done otherwise.
I can’t wait to begin my 30 day commitment on restrengthening this habit.