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Become Thorough — Eliminate Careless!

Improve TQ Organize Factor 8B...

"I minimize mistakes by following checklists for important and repeated procedures."

Everybody makes mistakes. That's okay. But repeating the same kind of mistakes is not. Checklists are lifesavers when it comes to getting everything done correctly the first time. Ever gone camping without matches? Taken a sales order without turning it in? Held a meeting, but forgot to inform a key participant? Checklists are easy to create and simple to complete. Just make a list of all of the crucial elements that must be completed to be successful. Next, work your way down through the list -- item-by-item.

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How to become more Thorough...

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TQ Factor 8B "Thin Line"...

Thorough vs. Careless is a choice — Your CHOICE!

There's a Thin Line between success and failure. Choose to take Factor 8B more often, and the following POSITIVE characteristics will automatically begin to accumulate and flow into to your performance—moving you TOWARDS the results you want and the success you desire.

Positives     Negatives
 
Thorough
Methodical
Conscientious
Competent
Efficient
Meticulous
    Careless
Haphazard
Forgetful
Inefficient
Inept
Unmindful
 

Choose to take this action infrequently, or not at all, and the opposing NEGATIVE traits will dominate your performance and sabotaging your success... moving you AWAY from achieving your goals and aspirations.

Think about it. How much more successful would you be if you were a little MORE Thorough... and a little LESS Careless?

TQ Factor 8B CONTRIBUTION to your performance...

A high commitment suggests you avoid last-minute surprises and rarely repeat the same mistake twice. While it takes a discipline to complete each checklist, you've learned that it can be the perfect tool to keep you away from embarrassing and costly situations. By using a checklist, you rarely reach an important event without having exactly what you need close at hand. This simple skill saves you time and steps on everything from closing complex business deals -- to throwing big dinner parties.

TQ Factor 8B COST to your performance...

A lack of commitment suggests you are someone who believes it's easier to just "wing it" than live your life by any list. You may think of yourself as a big-picture kind of person -- too creative to write down a list of the steps (and stuff) needed to complete important projects. Maybe you are a little over-confident because you routinely perform the task at hand -- so you don't feel the need to check a list before proceeding. But like a pilot who doesn't "bother" with a take-off check list -- sooner or later -- you crash and burn.

TQ Factor 8B BENEFIT: You have more power...

With a checklist in hand, you get it done right the first time -- every time. You accumulate performance positives like "Thorough, Methodical and Conscientious" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.

FAIL to do TQ Factor 8B: Less Power...

You can make huge, stupid mistakes when you don't follow short, simple checklists. Negatives like "Careless, Haphazard and Forgetful" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.

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The Full List of TQ Organize Factors

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8A I create systems to help automate my most productive activities.
8B I minimize mistakes by following checklists for important and repeated procedures.
8C I automate my processes whenever possible to complete more tasks in less time.
8D I use efficient routines to complete recurrent tasks as quickly as possible.
8E I save steps by batching similar tasks that can be done at the same time.
8F I stay up to date and on time with all my paperwork.
8G I create a separate folder for each new person, project or role.
8H I organize my papers and materials so they are easily accessible.
8I I'm constantly improving my systems to make them more productive.
8J I keep my work area organized to support and assist me in maximizing results.

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