I started thinking on what all information I hoped to attain during this apartment tour from the leasing manager or staff, during my appointment. Two minutes into thinking of what information I needed, what questions I needed to ask and other such stuff, it occurred to me to google ‘Checklist during house hunting for rent’. Guess what? I found a couple of checklists that were just perfect and exactly what I needed.
I saved my self 30 minutes by not making a checklist from scratch but spending a couple of seconds on thinking ‘how to do the task at hand efficiently’. In all, it took me not more than 3 minutes to find the checklist I needed in the Internet. Just because I gave a couple of seconds to collect my thoughts, focus on the expected results of the task at hand, I was not only able to save myself time but also found a very good checklist.
To do any task efficiently, it is important that we make a ‘Mind Map‘ before we set on doing a task. Mind mapping to me is the concept of mentally visualizing: the task at hand, evaluating the information that is already available, the ideas associated , making connections to the results expected and the actions needed to be taken. If the above two lines confused you, let me explain to you in a simpler way. To do any task efficiently, it is important that we imagine the results we seek and plan the action we intend to do before actually executing the task.