How to speed up

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Looking back on my twenties, I was always searching for the perfect relationship.

Deep down I knew there was no such thing, but I still judged the current relationship against some idea of “perfect”.

That didn’t work out so great.

In my (late) thirties, I came up with a better plan.

Commit to a relationship that works pretty great, then put in the work to make it as close to perfect as possible.

But boy, I regret the time wasted in “is this good enough?” mode. It really slowed that part of my life down. (It’s why I didn’t become a dad until I was 43.)

And the relentless pursuit of the perfect option slows down course creators too.

Choosing the perfect platform, picking the perfect presentation software, getting the perfect camera and mic.

Fortunately, there’s a better way…

Pick an option that’s good enough, and get really great at using it to its full potential.

For instance, right now I’m in the middle of setting up my latest Build Your Best Course content on Podia. It’s a great platform, but it’s a little more basic than some of the bigger names.

But instead of bemoaning the absence of a specific feature and contemplating jumping ship, I’m going deep on the features it does have and being creative with those.

I’ve also spent a lot of time recently looking into Google Slides as cloud-based alternative to PowerPoint and Keynote.

It doesn’t have the bells and whistles of those other tools, but looking closer I was surprised how much it did have.

So I decided to get really good at Google Slides.

And I’ve found that once you get really good at using a particular tool, you become a lot more productive.

(Much more so than being half-good with a more powerful tool.)

So instead of spending tons of time choosing between different options, just pick a good one and spend the time becoming an real expert in it.

You’ll become a proud course daddy (or mummy) much sooner.

See you soon,


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