Create Daily Checklists for Everything

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Are you finding it difficult to create consistency and repeatable results for your organization or business? Clay Clark teaches the importance of using checklists while also breaking down the harsh realities of what will happen to your business and your life if you refuse to use them.

Create Daily Checklists for Everything

See – Boom – 13 Proven Steps to Business Success – Pages 153-159

  1. BOOK – The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right –
    1. https://www.amazon.com/Checklist-Manifesto-How-Things-Right/dp/0312430000
  2. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “We don’t like checklists. They can be painstaking. They’re not much fun. But I don’t think the issue here is mere laziness. There’s something deeper, more visceral going on when people walk away not only from saving lives but from making money. It somehow feels beneath us to use a checklist, an embarrassment. It runs counter to deeply held beliefs about how the truly great among us—those we aspire to be—handle situations of high stakes and complexity. The truly great are daring. They improvise. They do not have protocols and checklists. Maybe our idea of heroism needs updating.”- Atul Gawande (American surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.)
    1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” – Proverbs 10:4
    2. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” – 1st Timothy 5:8
  3. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “There are good checklists and bad, Boorman explained. Bad checklists are vague and imprecise. They are too long; they are hard to use; they are impractical. They are made by desk jockeys with no awareness of the situations in which they are to be deployed. They treat the people using the tools as dumb and try to spell out every single step. They turn people’s brains off rather than turn them on. Good checklists, on the other hand, are precise. They are efficient, to the point, and easy to use even in the most difficult situations. They do not try to spell out everything—a checklist cannot fly a plane. Instead, they provide reminders of only the most critical and important steps—the ones that even the highly skilled professionals using them could miss. Good checklists are, above all, practical.” ― Atul Gawande (American surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.)
  4. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “It is common to misconceive how checklists function in complex lines of work. They are not comprehensive how-to guides, whether for building a skyscraper or getting a plane out of trouble. They are quick and simple tools aimed to buttress the skills of expert professionals. And by remaining swift and usable and resolutely modest, they are saving thousands upon thousands of lives.” ― Atul Gawande (American surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.)
  5. ACTION ITEM – Create the Daily Opening the Business Checklist
  6. ACTION ITEM – Create the Daily Closing the Business Checklist
  7. ACTION ITEM – Create the Daily Marketing Activities Checklist
  8. ACTION ITEM – Create the Weekly Team Training Agendas Checklist
  9. ACTION ITEM – Create the Checklist for when and what you need to do your accounting
  10. Podcasts –
    1. How to Systematize Your Business by Creating and Implementing the Use of a Checklist for Everything – https://www.thrivetimeshow.com/business-podcasts/systematize-business-creating-implementing-use-checklists-everything/
    2. Everything You Need to Know About Checklists with Lee Cockerell (The former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Resorts) – https://www.thrivetimeshow.com/business-podcasts/everything-need-know-checklists-former-evp-disney-lee-cockerell/
  11. Downloadable –
    1. https://www.dropbox.com/s/917e08e0zewwy3s/Daily%20Food%20Safety%20Checklist%20refrigeration%20-%20Thrive15%20Chicken%20%26%20Burger%20Palace.jpg?dl=0
    2. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5k40kvkkgvj18cy/Front%20MOD%20Checklist%20-%20Thrive15%20Chicken%20%26%20Burger%20Palace.jpg?dl=0
    3. https://www.dropbox.com/s/rxfmjam83npwzs4/Lobby%20and%20Bathroom%20Checklist%20-%20Thrive15%20Chicken%20%26%20Burger%20Palace.jpg?dl=0
    4. https://www.dropbox.com/s/zvtd0v4o1yt4i2o/New%20Hire%20-%20Thrive15%20Chicken%20%26%20Burger%20Palace.jpg?dl=0
    5. https://www.dropbox.com/s/044essl9fu7ierm/Utility%20Person%20Checklist%20-%20Thrive15%20Chicken%20%26%20Burger%20Palace.jpg?dl=0
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Attend the world’s best business workshop, led by america’s number one business coach for free by subscribing on itunes and leaving us an objective business conferences review, claim your tickets by emailing his group that you didn’t, and your contact information to cancel at drivetime show.Com, all right transmission, work back to the drive time show on your radio, and they were talking about a very serious subject in the game of business. That very few people think about had took a super, serious game-changing, probably business, destroying concept. If you don’t it here to this this, this idea, this proven system is, if you don’t have a checklist for everything. Everything falls apart, so I’m going to give an example, there is a book I want make sure you put this on the show notes here. It is called the checklist manifesto I want to make sure we put this on. The show notes will put a link to the checklist manifesto, so you can buy it on amazon. If you would like to, if you haven’t, read the book, you absolutely I think that the when you read probably half of the book, even a third of the book you see would say to yourself. Oh my gosh I cannot believe I’ve been trying to run a business without checklist. What happens is the checklist? Manifesto was a book written by an author by the name of that tool. The one day he’s american surgeon over at harvard, university, he’s sort of a big deal and he decided I’m going to do I’m going to travel around the world to hospitals and I’m, going to find out what percentage of the deaths that are occurring. The deaths that are occurring are happening as a result of somebody not using a checklist. That’s what I’m going to do, and so is he went from hospital to hospital. He found chop, then certain hospitals, one third cup one-third of the people that died, died as a result of somebody not using a basic checklist. How do you want to hear the big three reasons why people died? I, don’t, but I will listen because it freaks me one.

Is it the doctor did not read your chart and gave you a pain, medication and knock you out? If you have to go to sleep when they have the business conferences surgery anesthesiologist, that’s going right, yeah. If they give you the wrong medication, that you’re allergic to you will die. That’s what that’s real! That is real. That is real. That has a real right there. The second is, they forgot to wash their own hands, so they is a doctor had an infection that they put into your body. Cuz I opened up your flash. Okay homie. You don’t want to worry. She don’t want to watch while you’re eating that’s up to you, but you got to watch it I think it’s a whole thing scrubbing and right. I forget that the patient’s skin, so what he said is he wrote down his his findings and I would like for you to help to read his findings. Burritos findings with his first notable quotable deaths that are occurring in hospitals, planes that are crashing in the world of small business. Small aircraft, personal people are dying as a result of their small aircraft crashing as a result of not doing ongoing, maintenance were talking about small business owners. Dropping the ball and ruining the foundation on homes forgot to follow a checklist talking about companies going bankrupt because they forgot to invoice somebody we’re talking about people getting in trouble with the unemployment commission for forgetting to withhold taxes.

There’s got to be something really going on when people are refusing to use a checklist. There’s got to be something deep going on. What does itool going to have to say, but will has to say we don’t like checklist, they can be paying steak. Are there not much fun, but i? Don’t think. The issue here is near laziness. I think it is, but I know there’s something deeper more visceral going on when people walk away not only from saving lives but from making money. Okay, it somehow feels been beneath us to use a checklist and embarrassment. It runs counter too deeply held beliefs about how the truly great among us those who aspire to be handle situations of high-stakes and complexity. The truly great are daring they improvise. They do not have protocols and checklist. Maybe our idea of heroism needs. Updating I would just say this that if you are refusing to use a checklist in the bible, it reads:god blesses the hands of the diligent write, business conferences proverbs 10:4 I want to put that on the show. No search up. So we can see proverbs 10:4 because a lot of people-don’t you know they don’t, then they are christian. They have it really delve into the book of proverbs. But I’m going to read you proverbs 10 for the king, the, king james version in chubbuck like to put the king james version on there, because I feel like this one is is. It resonates always motivates me to use a checklist whatever I feel the need to not use the the checklist. I decide to read proverbs 10 for the king james version, and it always motivates me and says resonators. He become a tour that deal with with a slack hand, but the hand of the diligent maketh rich as porous he become a sport that deals with a slack hand with the hand of the diligent maketh rich. What it says. If you choose to use a checklist, you deserve to be poor. This is chop chop it. If you refuse to use a checklist, you deserve to lose what is going to happen? No matter what okay I see this a lot. I saw this in my own family, with the concrete company that we had my dad intrinsically knew everything and would not forget anything ever because he did it everyday for 35 years.

Well, guess what happens when he’s not in charge of every crew that we have going anywhere because we grown beyond that capacity. The guys that have been doing these jobs for 15-20 years forget key essential pieces of equipment like a rod board that you used to strike off the concrete when you’re pouring it and therefore we lose 5-10 $15,000 worth of concrete, improved productivity because of one simple thing of not using a checklist to make sure you have all the equipment first timothy 5:8, which was also in that controversial book called the bible. This this verse is pretty terrible for people that are slackers, i, actually text this to another day. You know, I did it cuz, he was absolutely criticizing. He was criticizing. A client of ours was hilarious. This guy was criticizing the client of ours. For being so intense, come on he’s all you care about is getting stuff. That’s the clients. Tell me the client says:i have a vendor. That’s criticizing me for wanting tight deadlines, and he was criticizing me saying it’s not all about the money. It’s not about the money. Okay, just bored of life than just the money you need to calm down and I said sending this text message and if you sent him a text message I promise, you won’t get a response. If you do it’ll, be a good I’ll be kind of over chuck. Can you read 1st timothy 5:8? Anyone who does not provide for their business conferences relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith in is worse than an unbeliever. So when you think about this in the bible, it says that if you accept christ as your lord and savior, you get to go to heaven correct, correct, and if you don’t, then god will judge you and you basically get to go to hell if god judges that you should go to help right right. So it’s saying hear that you’re worse, you go to hell with it extra hot as the basement of hell.

If we choose not to provide for your family he’s at anyone, 1st timothy, 5 and I’m, not paraphrasing I’m reading, it word for word-does not provide for the relatives and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. So I would just encourage you. I honestly, do not use check list because I’m motivated to it’s because I don’t want to literally go to hell. I literally, do not want to go to hell. If you have some insecurity problem, absolutely I don’t want to not provide for my family and screw up so I use checklist. If you don’t want to use a checklist or something psychologically wrong with you, you got to use checklist. Stay tuned. Welcome to the thrive time show on talk, radio 1170. Yes, it is the importance of creating a checklist for everything in your life. Everything and in your business I’ve got a lot of beautiful quotables. To read to you a lot of facts, a lot of data, but I have one thing:i would encourage all of our business conferences listeners to do. I would encourage all of our listeners to buy the book checklist manifesto and read the first half of the book at least and just see after beating the first half of the book. If there’s any way possible that you are not going to use checklist moving forward, because this is what happens is I told her one day he is he’s very well-known. American surgeon he’s a guy who works with with business conferences harvard professor of surgery at at harvard, university, okay, and he was noticing chop it. A lot of people were dying in hospital, so he thought I’m sure it’s a result of you know. Just the people dying, there’s some things. You can’t solve this proper business conferences surgeries that just don’t go well. You just can’t win all the time, part of the game, so we thought you know what to do. I’m going to go in there and I’m going to investigate thousands of people at some of the biggest hospitals in the world. Thousands of doctors I’m just going to study the causes of death and they found that one third of all of the deaths that were occurring we’re happening as result of a doctor, a surgeon choosing not to use a checklist. Almost happened to me actually removed like the wrong part of the body. They amputate the wrong leg and surgery on the left, acl in high school, and it wouldn’t have surgery at 15 years old and they’re, giving me the anesthesia and I looked down, and there shaving my right leg and I’m going to tell me they took out of a sharpie and put a big ax on them on my right need to say this is not the one that crazy, yeah I know. Very many people in my life I have one person in my family that gave the wrong anesthesia almost killed up. Yeah I know that my grandfather died as a result of them skipping the checklist at the va hospital. He was in perfect, healthy, went in for knee surgery and they forgot to give him something and he died and they apologized well yeah that we got an american flags. You serve the military cool, they said they were sorry, you know they said hey, we would you know we did our best. I mean i. Remember you didn’t so again now, maybe that’s not motivating enough. So please read the notable quotable again at the at the top of the show notes for my tool:go on. So. He says we don’t like checklist. They can be pain, it’s taking their, not much fun, but i. Don’t think that you should be okay right, we decided to have fun or not. This is absolutely ridiculous. You know what else isn’t fun, but a lot of things at work, I think it’s so ridiculous.

I see so many business owners that are absolutely putting their life in the crapper as a result of not using a freaking checklist use. A checklist continued, but I continued to say, but I don’t think. The issue here is more laziness. Play might disagree, there’s something deeper more visceral going on when people walk away, not only from saving lives but from making money. It’s called you when did mass effect. It somehow feels beneath us to use a checklist and embarrassment. It runs counter to continue beliefs about how the truly great among us those who we aspire to be handle situations of high-stakes and complexity. The truly great are daring, the improvised they do not have protocols and checklist, but he says maybe or idea of heroism needs. Updating the bible piles on know the bible proverbs 10:4 says he becomes poor that deal with with a slack hand, but the hand of the diligent maketh rich slack meeting a slacker, meaning you’re, choosing to slack you’re choosing to not do what you’re supposed to do. He said the word. Diligence means the consistent application of effort and if you refuse to follow a checklist after you know the importance of doing it, there is a business conferences problem with you in the cool deal. Here’s the deal, but this is so cool this so cool I’m. So this is this party, so cool as the other side of the pillow, but it is cool because what happens is if I’m competing with you and you’re, not using a checklist and i. Am you see I get to take all the money because he’s so you get to be poor? It’s actually a universal law that god created no check, listicle checkmate, harvesting you down 1st timothy 5:8 reads:anyone who does not provide for their relatives and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever from the bible 1st timothy 5:8. Why are you saying it’s so slow, cuz I want you to look it up 1st timothy 5:8. Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, especially the household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever google. One day please read on. There are good checklist and bad borman explained bad check list are vague and imprecise. They are too long they’re hard to use in their impractical. They are made by desk jockeys, with no awareness of the situations in which they are to be deployed. They treat the people using the tools, that’s dumb, and try to spell out every single step. They turn people’s brains off rather than turn them on. Now it says, on the other, had a good checklist are precise. They are efficient to the point and easy to use, even in the most difficult situation.

They do not try. To spell out everything, a check list cannot fly point on repeat that a checklist cannot fly a plane;instead, they are, they provide reminders of only the most critical and important steps, the ones that even the highly skilled professionals using them could miss good checklist are above all practical. This is the thing. This is the thing when people say you know my line of work, though baby it is so complex, so much stuff, I can’t possibly use a checklist that I’m a genius man I went to school for so long, but not to go on dates times. And what does he say here? It says it is common to miss concede checklist function in complex lines, work. They are not comprehensive how to guides for building a skyscraper or getting a plane out of trouble. They are quick and simple tools and a bunch of the skills of expert professionals until buttress the skills of expert professionals in by remaining swift and usable and resolve resolutely modest. They are saving thousands upon thousands of business conferences lives. These are the checklist that you need to make with your business coach need to create the daily opening. The business checklist for checklist for opening your business unlock the door turn on the lights over one credit daily checklist for opening the business move number to pray. The daily checklist for closing a business create the daily checklist for marketing activities. Creed the daily marketing activities checklist have to create a checklist for your marketing activities, so you don’t forget to do it like putting up the signs. I took this it or call the leads, call the call the running time for the next agenda checklist and then the final checklist create the checklist for when and what you need to do for your accounting create the checklist for when and what you need to do, your accounting.

So you got to do you do that my baby, we’re all going to have some success. I, don’t know what to do, but you choose not to do it. There’s a bigger problem than and one thing I seen a lot is, is his. The previous quote that we read the 104 was that on the business owners a lot of time, if you’re not training your team up enough to understand the protocols in the process of writing out some crazy 27-page checklist is not going to help them. It’s going to put them off even more so you’ve got to be. You got to take time, schedule time to create a checklist and get 2% better, always always always making a better. If you, if you refuse to embrace the power of a checklist, you’re just going to lose true or somebody who is a secular in nature-and you don’t like bible quotes that would yell at you or I’d like I’d, be the mouthpiece of the bible. Today. Did the checklist manifesto when you dream about all the people dying all around the world planes crashing things messing up as a result of business conferences bridges, collapsing bridges collapsing as result of people not using checklist or if you prefer to go to the bible as your source of wisdom, proverbs 10:4 says he be coming for that deal up with a slack hand, refuses refusing to use the checklist at snow.

He becomes poor that deals with a slack hand, but the hand of the diligent maketh rich, also the bible chimes on to say, chimes in to say 1st timothy 5:8. Anyone who does not provide for the relatives in a specially for their own household has denied the faith and it’s worse than an unbeliever probation, want to help you, but we can’t help you. Unless we get a chance to know you have time show.Com. Today there you’re going to find all of the archive podcasts a place where you can book your tickets to the next in person. Thrive time show workshop you find the one-on-one business conferences coaching and a video library with thousands and thousands of video versions of these podcast and other trains with celebrities and millionaire mentor see you learn from mentors and not massage

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