A great tip from my dear friend and fellow entrepreneur Rachel Wilson, I thought worth sharing for the value she delivers, the entertaining way she puts it and the reality of it, is real…… we all do it.
Well we’ve all been there, you know, when you walk into a room but can’t remember why or what you went in there for…. I’m guilty of that – on a regular basis too! I’ve come out of the shops and completely forgotten where I parked my car, or meant to buy something in particular, bought everything else and come home without the one thing I went there to get! It can get pretty frustrating at times and sometimes leaves me wondering if I actually have a memory problem or if I am just a little bit absent minded…
So today I was planning on writing about a completely different topic – something that came to me last night as I was dozing off. Usually when that happens I get up and jot some notes down on a piece of paper so that I can work on the idea the next day. However, last night it was cold and my bed was warm and I told myself I would remember it. Well guess what? I didn’t… hence this article instead!
So I thought it would be a good idea to share some tips with you all – ones that I need to stick to myself to avoid my brain doing silly things like forgetting important stuff! So here are some tips that I am going to use myself next time I have a fantastic idea, so I won’t have to rely on my 41 year old, mother of 4, constantly getting sidetracked memory!
Tip No. 1: This one is simple… keep a note pad and pen next to your bed so that you can jot down anything that pops into your mind whilst you are heading off to sleep. I quiet often wake up in the middle of the night with a great idea, but by the time I get up in the morning, I have no idea what it was.
Tip No. 2: Use a voice recorder app on your phone and record your ideas. I have done this one before when I was in bed and it worked well for me. Sometimes when you write something in the dark it can be hard to understand what you have written. This is also a good one to do for when an idea pops in your head and you are not home.
Tip No. 3: Make good use of technology… these days we are lucky enough to have electronic devices in our hands, bags, cars, just about everywhere. Use them. The voice recorder is not the only app you can use on your phone… jump on Facebook and inbox yourself, use a Notes App and type in what you need to remember. Take advantage of the technology you have on you or near by… just about every shopping centre these days has a internet cafe or booth. If its a great idea and you don’t want to forget a word of it – send it to yourself as an email, text message or simply just save it in your drafts. Our phones, iPads, iPods and other devices are mini computers… use them!
Tip No. 4: Leave yourself a voicemail. A few weeks ago I was out and about when I came up with a really good idea that I wanted to blog about… my phone battery was dead and I didn’t have a notepad in my bag. I found a pay phone, rang myself, and left a message on my voicemail… when I got back home and charged my phone I simply listened to my message and wrote down my idea.
So that’s just a few ideas that might help you if you suffer from absent mindedness too… And remember, no matter how much you tell yourself that you will remember something, the chances are that if you don’t make note of it somehow, you won’t remember it!
I hope this has been helpful to you….
Until next time,
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Me Nik Nekeare…… I thoroughly enjoyed this blog and enjoyed the tips. These are things we all do and this is too good to miss and not share. Value that so many people need to hear and know that everything they do on this journey has been done by someone else, and being connected with people does help with your journey.
Great blog and great tips, made me smile.
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