In today’s episode, I share my approach to crafting one of the most important things to any business: the company operating system.
Just like your computer has an operating system that defines how it functions, your business (even if you’re just a one person business) needs an operating system. I wouldn’t work without one.
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Resources mentioned in this episode:
Asana: move work from start to finish.
Trello: the free, flexible, and visual way to organize anything with anyone.
Slack: Team communication for the 21st century.
We settled in to Portland and biked all over town. Scott & Chelsea visited in Mexico.
Any project or system that involves people, no matter how well-intentioned, eventually loses luster once the initial excitement and momentum wears off. Everything becomes a job after long enough, no matter how infatuated you were in the beginning.
Every creative person, every entrepreneur and everyone who tries something new needs to realize and accept this. Your work is going to suck in the beginning.
View this post on Instagram I’ve dealt with depression my whole life. Sometimes it gets the better of me for weeks or months on end.
Motivation is a funny thing. We can feel sluggish, depressed, tired and unmotivated towards the work we *know* we want/need to get done.
I read last week that a record number of people are leaving their jobs. They’re leaving because we’re in a tight labor market right now, and finding a better job is easy.