There are times we need to work around the limitations we’re given. However, we never have to ‘make do’. We have to always focus on the outcome.
The reason I'm sitting in the car is because the sun's out and it's bright. And there are way too many mosquitoes, so I don't want to do the video outside right now.
Firstly, I want to thank everybody who gave me feedback about the video I made a couple of days ago, 'A show about nothing'. I really appreciate it.
Secondly, the whole point of that video was to do with what you have.
Like I am now, I'm hunched forward because of the sunlight, and if I sit back, you don't see me, so we've got to make do with what we have. And I think it's also the same with tech.
There are so many apps and services out there that we can all use. But you've got to choose the one that's least annoying to you. I could tell you what I use and the reasons why I use it, but it's up to you to make the decision.
If you're using or if you've got a piece of software that you have to keep programming and sellotaping together, that's really not the best way of running your business.
For instance, there are apps out there like FileMaker, which are absolutely amazing, and they'll do pretty much everything for you. But you have to 'build it'.
I want to work. I want to do the things that I want to do, and I want to have the time to do. I don't have time to build it or 'play' with it to get things done.
So you have to choose the best for yourself but also choose the apps and services that will make your life easier. And if it doesn't, you have to work around it like I'm working around and not being outside with the mosquitoes. I'm working around having no light and coming into the light because the light is up there.
The video I made yesterday about Apple Notes brought out many from the woodwork saying, "Well, Notion is better for notes". And why? Why is Notion better for notes? The fact that you have to press five buttons to get into the place where you have to actually create a note. How's that better? It makes no sense.
So choose the tools and the apps that make sense to you and work around the limitations and the little annoyances. If there's too much friction, don't use it, but the little annoyances are fine.