Step back and take stock
Sometimes it’s good to step back from our business and take time for ourselves. It’s a great way to understand how we can move forward. Because being outside the business is better than grinding within it.
Is your Mac like this?
Having a pleasant, tidy environment to work in is one of the best things you could gif yourself. However, I find many don’t adhere to this regarding their tech and specifically their Apple and Mac systems.
Stop hacking your tools!
The best solution is the simple one. So if you’re constantly fixing the ‘hacks’ that are supposed to make your life easier, then what’s the point? You’re only ’Sellotaping’ a fix and not fixing it permanently. Right?
Are you using automation because you’re busy?
I’ve often said that automation is for the lazy and unorganised. However, I also know that it’s a tool to help the busy get organised. The issue I find is that often it’s used due to people being too busy rather than their need for it.
Never fear the unknown
It's all too common to fear the task than actually doing the test itself. As a result, we sometimes fall into a place where we feel anxious about trying something new. Even though, deep down, we know it's probably better for us.
Basecamp is the modern day Rolodex
I used to run a business in the past with a minimal amount of ‘tech’. And when I say ‘tech’ I mean Rolodex, pen and paper! So for me having a tool like Basecamp is equivalent to that, but quicker, simpler and easier.
Basecamp is the ultimate blank piece of paper
Now that Basecamp has moved to a per-user pricing model, I think this is the best time for many single-user/small businesses to look into it to see how they can save time and money by implementing it into their workflow.
Complexity creates complications
When a complex issue needs to be addressed, the simpler the solution, the better it would be. However, many don’t apply this method, so somehow, the solution becomes a convoluted, complicated and diabolical mess.
Change can be difficult
Apple released iOS16 last night, and many things changed in the system. This annoyed me a little, but it got easier once I started to adapt to the new features. But like many others, I found it hard to adjust when I initially upgraded.