. Preparing and Using Personalized Forms

It is so easy to be overwhelmed when we are asked to be in charge.  It doesn’t matter if it is a local community gathering, a larger church function, of even a major family get together.  It is just overwhelming!  Sometimes the details are complex, the arrangements difficult, and the cleanup messy.

However, if you are going to start out right and end up right, there is nothing quite like a form to get you on track and keep you there.  I have Master Activity Form I frequently use when I am asked to be in charge.  I alter it from time to time to meet specific needs, but having a form sets a firm beginning and propels my thoughts coherently, especially when I meet with committee members or volunteers.

You can use forms to help you along, too.  They are meant to be your “brain” when you are making arrangements, your “scheduler” when handing our assignments, and your “memory” when making reminder calls.

Use forms generously, frequently, and especially if you are going to be responsible and in charge over and over again.  It looks great, it feels great, and it works great!

Good luck.  Where could you use this form or design one of your own to move from madness to method when you are in charge next time?

Find more helpful ideas in my House of Order Handbook.

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