How Lists Became My Business’s Backbone 

How do I organise my thoughts into action?

Lists. Yes, it’s as simple as that. I’m a fervent list maker.

Lists give me clarity, they help me prioritise, and most importantly, they keep me focused.

Let me give you a peek into my system. We have a master list in our business. This list captures everything we do – daily, weekly, monthly, and even those infrequent tasks.

After I do my voice recording and transcribe it, the next step is to convert that transcription into a list. And this isn’t just any list, it becomes a part of our master list.

ChatGPT, our AI tool, helps us in this process, turning transcriptions into comprehensive lists.

And then comes the fun part. We sort these tasks depending on how frequently they need to be done.

The daily ones get top priority, followed by weekly and so on. This system ensures nothing falls through the cracks.

And here’s the best part. Lists keep me grounded.

They keep my mind decluttered, and they keep our business running smoothly.

Just think about it. An entire business run by a single master list. Sounds crazy, but that’s the reality.

So, when was the last time you made a list?

Mike Killen

Mike is the world's #1 sales coach for marketing funnel builders. He helps funnel builders sell marketing funnels to their customers. He is the author of From Single To Scale; How single-person, small and micro-businesses can scale their business to profit. You can find him on Twitter @mike_killen.