Your business may just be another way to play with yourself. Harnessing some team-work tactics could be a huge multiplier for you.
I was alone in my business trying to make a thing on the side.
It was my effort, my reward, my isolation, my procrastination. It was all up to me.
Any success (or failures) were all mine. “What should I do next?” My question. My answer.
It was lonely. My friends thought I was weird. My parents worried about me. My wife kept giving me that look… that, “I love you, but…” look.
Fast forward 5 years, I’m in a team with Corbett and Caleb and I’ve never been more productive, more on fire, more in tune.
It was a huge shift for me, but the results speak for themselves.
Does teamwork make the dream work or is that just something high school basketball coaches say? How would playing with a team (instead of yourself) make your work better?
You may not need a full team or partnership to get the multipliers that come with teamwork. More on that in the episode. Enjoy!
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The Lone Wolf Speech from The Hangover. I guess that’s why they call it “sin city.”
Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack — “hey baby, you really musta been somethin’ before electricity!”
Workflowing — Do Better — we mention Michael Schecter and the add-on to the Fizzle.co productivity course. This is his latest venture in helping folks like you and me do better.
Productive Flourishing — we also mention Charlie Gilkey. This is his killer site. Great guy.
Corbett & Chase’s Partnership — what a metaphor. Less of a metaphor, actually. Actually, not a metaphor at all. Just a couple dudes posing for a picture.
Basecamp: Project management software, online collaboration – “Trusted by millions, Basecamp is the leading web-based project management and collaboration tool. To-dos, files, messages, schedules, and milestones.”
Asana – “Asana is a free shared task list for your team. The place to plan, organize, and stay in sync. Do great things with Asana.”
Google Docs – “Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one…”
Draft.in – “Easy version control and collaboration to improve your writing.”
Editorially – “The best way to write, collaborate on, and talk about a text.”
WordPress – Blog Tool, Publishing Platform, and CMS.
Unless I Hear Differently
This deserves to get called out on it’s own. If you haven’t yet watch this 2 minute video… it’ll change how you write emails forever.
What do you think of the new song? I put it together the past few weeks (as a way to keep my mind working during a personal struggle). Here’s a version of it where you can hear it in all it’s glory. Bangarang!
The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business
Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.
One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.
These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide. Get the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Starting an Online Business here »