Understanding THIS will help you focus

If you're starting a side project, or if you're a solo-founder, you probably wear many hats on any given day. You're the only one doing the work, and so there's pressure to be good at EVERYTHING.

There is some degree of truth to this, but I think it's really important to understand the areas that you know WELL, and work within those boundaries as much as possible. This will help you focus, and get more done.

Here are some highlights:

  1. Work only in areas that you know best. This doesn't mean you don't learn new tools, but beware your limits. Mistakes are often made when you operate outside your circle of competence. Don't be afraid to ask for help! Indie Hackers is a great place for this.
  2. Your circle of competence can widen, but only slowly and over time. You will learn best by doing. Put in the work. There are no shortcuts.
  3. Operating inside your circle of competence allows you to focus, and find where you have an edge over your competition.

Going forward...

  1. Define and operate within your circle of competence. What do you know well?
  2. Don't fool yourself, and don't be afraid to ask for help!

I hope you find this helpful! I myself am learning to code (slowly growing my circle of competence), so that I can develop an apple watch running app to help with my track workouts.

Thanks for reading! 🙏

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