I’ll never forget the first time I learned to create a checklist. I was fifteen and had started working for my father. He gave me an office and began teaching me bookkeeping. Each morning, he would write down what he expected of me that day. He took it one step further by attaching one side of Velcro to my desk and the other side to the back of the steno pad so I could easily keep up with the list.
As I completed each task, I crossed through the task to indicate that I had completed it. At the end of the day, my father would check my work and put a check mark next to the tasks he approved of. A steno pad of paper and a simple system taught me a lifelong habit.
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