Are you accountable?


One of the problems with being a small software company are the issues of procrastination and motivation. Seth Godin has a good post today on “stalling” and how knowledge work in particular, is ripe for procrastination.

Stalling can be primary issue for many members of the microISV community because we are so used to having a boss who holds us accountable. When you’re working on your own behalf, it becomes easier to let things slip. This is the best time to realize that when you’re working for yourself you have even more of an interest in getting your goals accomplished.

If you’re having problems completing or even getting started on a project then force accountability on yourself. Tell your spouse, friend or even a potential customer that you’ll have your product ready by a certain date in the near future. This will force you to examine how to best spend your time and which features should be part of the product.

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Are you accountable?


One of the problems with being a small software company are the issues of procrastination and motivation. Seth Godin has a good post today on “stalling” and how knowledge work in particular, is ripe for procrastination.

Stalling can be primary issue for many members of the microISV community because we are so used to having a boss who holds us accountable. When you’re working on your own behalf, it becomes easier to let things slip. This is the best time to realize that when you’re working for yourself you have even more of an interest in getting your goals accomplished.

If you’re having problems completing or even getting started on a project then force accountability on yourself. Tell your spouse, friend or even a potential customer that you’ll have your product ready by a certain date in the near future. This will force you to examine how to best spend your time and which features should be part of the product.

Comments are closed.

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