This post is for you, business owner, trying to do #allthethings. You're not alone, doing all the things is hard and no one is perfect. This post is to show we're human, we make mistakes and have bad traits. This post is also for us - a reminder of some of our goals to work on.
Our mutual no good, very bad traits.
01 - Phone calls scare us. We think it roots in being scared we won't know exactly what the person on the other end is going to ask and being speechless. Kind of silly, considering this has never happened.
So, how do we conquer this one? I don't think there's any answer other than telling ourselves what a stupid fear it is and pressing that call button.
02 - Perfection. Wait, isn't that a good thing? Yes, but not always. We have a habit of getting way too detailed in our designs, way too early.
What do we do? We need to learn that it's okay to show others our "work in progress." This will save us time and in the end help us create better work.
Lindsay's no good, very bad traits.
01 - Twitter. Don't get it. Can't do it. Here's proof.
Solution: Let Kristin handle our Twitter account. What else are business partners for?
02 - I sometimes overwork myself and push myself into the stress zone unnecessarily.
I can usually push past this by forcing myself to just step away from it. I need to reset completely, whether that means going to bed, putting on Netflix, or just talking to someone about something else entirely.
Kristin's no good, very bad traits.
01 - I am a horrible speller. If your name is Brian, I will probably call you by brain in an email at least once. Spell check is my best friend.
How do I fix it? Maybe regular blogging will help... But, I definitely need to always remember to run spell check.
02 - My photoshop files aren't well organized. I'll forget to label a layer or I won't save something that I should have. It makes things harder. Lindsay has problems when she needs to access the files. It usually happens when I'm excited about what I'm working on and just want to see the finished project. I get sloppy and no one likes sloppy.
How do I improve this? Sloooooooow down.
Isn't it funny that even though you know how to conquer the habit, it's still so hard to overcome?
Wish us luck.