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After last week’s topic, I got to thinking about a book from Atul Gawande called the Checklist Manifesto (affiliate link). If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, the book deals with how a checklist can be used to make sure that we are more successful in accomplishing our task. The checklist is more than a to-do list; it is really about making sure we can do all the thing necessary to mitigate risk and increase our effectiveness. In Atul’s research, he found a couple of interesting things. The first is that we have two types of information. Things we don’t know and the things that we know, but just don’t do. The checklist is all about dealing with what we do know and just don’t do. He also found that people don’t want to do checklist because they think they are too smart for a checklist, what they do is too complex or that the checklist makes the work too ridged.
Over the years I got to making some checklist for my photography. They provide great structure to help me with everything from packing to printing. In this podcast, we take a look at how using checklist can help you not just stay organized but also how they might be able to help you have the freedom to unlock your creative energy.