The simpler it is, the better the outcome
The idea of having all the apps and tools at your fingertips is a lost cause.
I wish things just worked!
More often than not, nothing works out of the box. It’s annoying, frustrating and a massive time suck! But once you understand the issue and know what you need out of the tech you use, then life becomes easier.
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?
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.
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.
Copying a system isn’t the answer
Having a system you've created and use daily is the best way to be more productive. However, if you copy a complete system from someone else, you will not benefit from it. On the contrary, I would argue that you'll get even less productive.
Quality always has a price
Quality matters, no matter what you buy or invest your time on. So when it comes to making the suitable investment to better your life, whether it’s for you or your business, making the right choices should also... matter.