How do you help someone solve a problem if you don’t speak the same language? You learn their language and teach them a bit of yours. Without a shared language, you won’t understand the problem, and your solution may not end up being a fit. You are endangering the entire project. Read on to find out how I establish a shared language with new clients.
When you begin something, it is important to define your mission. It is difficult to get a team moving in a single direction without one, and it is impossible to know whether you are succeeding or not without some idea of where you were supposed to be headed. Missions galvanize teams, and give structure to effort. As prosiglieres, we summarize our approach with the motto: “Clear Eyes, Steady Hands, Right Advice”. However there is more to be said about just what our objectives are, and what it means to pursue these qualities. Read this post to find out what our mission is - for ourselves, our teams, and for this website.
Names are important, but it is also possible to get hung up on one too much. It’s important to remember that the perfect is the enemy of the good. Trying to appeal to every audience - to cater to every taste, or account for every way your name can be twisted, is a foolish way to spend your first days in any kind of startup situation, whether you are part of a business, a non-profit, a community organization, or a band you started in your garage.
You’ve come up with a goal, broken it down into achievable tasks, input everything into your project management tool… and then spent the next four weeks rescheduling the first task. You know exactly what needs to be done but, for some reason, you can’t seem to get started. Sound familiar?