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289: You don’t get to-do that anymore ​

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The ratchet effect in a growing team suggests that, sometimes, you don’t get to-do that anymore:
  • The toil you know is more comfortable than the toil you don’t. We enjoy what we’re good at, so letting it go is asking for discomfort.
  • Leading others toward your toil takes time you could have spent doing it yourself. Yet leading others forward is what helps your company grow.
  • What comes next is even harder. Now what? It’s time to draw a new map, rather than following your old one. That one’s not yours anymore.

The ratchet effect creates leverage but can be uncomfortable to crank. Is your work important enough to you to make you trade your to-dos for discomfort?

 

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678: Getting What You Ordered

We get what we order. Sometimes we don’t order well, sometimes we don’t order specifically enough. Sometimes we’re not brave enough to send it back if it was genuinely wrong. But we always get what we order.

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677: Anticomfort

Doing the right thing isn’t usually very comfortable.
It may not be comfortable, but there’s comfort to be found in the knowledge that you’re building a better future.

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676: We Need You To Do It

Delegation and systemization is really important for growing teams. Those activities should help reveal what we need you to do more than anybody else.
What does your team need you – and only you – to do?
Do that today. We’re relying on you.

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675: Mediocrity vs Creativity

Creativity might not work.
Social media posts that routinely share awards and team members favorite coffee won’t get you any attention. Nobody cares. But it’s safe and easy. You can pay anybody to make these.

You are creating what matters.

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sell it better & make more impact?

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