Commit to making decisions. Don’t wait for the perfect solution. Decide and move forward.
I feel like I keep hitting the jackpot on productivity / business books lately. To be fair, I’ve been reading reviews more critically, but another 5 star audiobook for me. This was a concise, easily digestible book that threw all the typical business conventions out the window. If anything, I wanted it to be longer given the amount of valuable information it managed to pack into so few pages, so I’ll definitely be looking up their other books.
Research “how to start a business” and usually the very first instruction is “write a business plan”. One of the very first declarations Rework makes is “Unless you are a fortune-teller, long-term business planning is a fantasy”. Practical and incredibly blunt (profanity is sprinkled throughout, but doesn’t retract from the message), Rework continues from there, providing advice on the most essential things needed to successfully run a company – while logically breaking down why you 100% do not need everything “expected” of a business.
I found this book incredibly useful. Their advice ranges from your own performance and work on your business to what a business does and does not need. I have such a problem with focusing on inconsequential things like tweaking (and retweaking) the TTB website and overthinking blog post wording. Rework’s emphasis on making decisions, focusing on now’s problems, and completing the essentials was exactly what I needed to hear.
If you have ever considered starting your own business, are currently drowning in an overwhelming amount of business “need-to-do’s”, or are just generally interested in how to get more done quickly and efficiently, Rework is a fantastic audiobook.