One of the known facts of startup life is that there’s always more to do. A startup is a burgeoning business, usually run by just a small group of people, meaning there’s always more work and never enough people or time to get it done.
Remember that outbound sales process we started working on a few weeks ago? The leads are starting to see the light at the end of the funnel. Our goal with the outreach wasn’t to make sales, but instead to learn from potential customers in our target markets whether Attendly is the right product for them.
It doesn’t matter how skilled your team is, there are always one or two people who might not be performing as well as you hoped. It’s easy to put the blame on the person’s laziness, attitude, or lack of team spirit, but the truth is often not that simple.
Whether you’re working from home or a temporary office, after everyone’s asleep or at the crack of dawn, freelancing brings with it unique challenges. Being your own boss means it’s up to you to make sure you focus on the task at hand and get the work done on time.
I’m as big a productivity nut as there is going around. And when I say productivity nut, I mean the kind who is nuts about productivity tools and apps—not the kind who actually gets a lot done. I’m one of those crazies who get distracted by shiny gadgets and pretty new apps, and who spends more time reading about how to be productive than doing actual work.
There’s no question that reading is good for us. It’s important for success in pretty much any career, as well as every day life; it’s a great way to boost our memories and improve our knowledge banks; it’s even a relaxing way to wind down after a long day.
We all know what it’s like to have your to-do list get out of hand. Friday comes around, the list is as long as your arm, and you just know there’s no way you’re going to get through it all before the weekend.