In our start-up journey, we realised over a year in the game that in the quest to increase revenue and having a good hold on cost, we often lost focus on key tasks. We would depend less on our own acumen and maturity and listen to anything and everything that appeared to make sense….many a times without proper evaluation or getting into details. Well, it was human to keep hunting for every spark that seemed to have the potential to increase the steepness of the growth curve.
We realised we had far too many objectives and tasks to chase and they weren’t in any particular order. The result, there was too much parallel processing and several half-baked solutions.
We would often sit in despair and wonder why were we so busy yet not witnessing commensurate growth and on top of that our piling inventory and vendor payments were a huge drain on our ever depleting patience levels.
It didn’t take a miracle to set things right. We realised ourselves (and through timely advise from people helping us grow) that we had to prune the list of things to do, prioritise them to choose what was necessary and important and others that could wait. We started completing more tasks and soon realised we didn’t have a frustrating pending list too.
Yes, we continue to be busy but with the right order of work. While every iota of growth brings in new challenges, we have at least realised that being organised lessens the quantum of stress that we would have otherwise carried on our small heads.