7th Wee: How to Keep from Becoming Overwhelmed

Seventh week and we continue our journey. We have thought that we will feel so lonely without this blog. Thanks for the great response, for commenting and taking the time to follow our journey. Last week we share about our pitfall with the technical side of the company, we have not find the right one and so we continue recruiting, and so if you know someone with entrepreneurial spirit and technical savvy, let them know about bigpocket.

However, there were things that could not wait. We wanted to create our website for the longest time, but between validating our customer hypothesis and recruiting a new member for the team, the website project was left behind. This week we decided not delay it anymore.  Early on the week, we hire a great web designer that helped us with the project. Now our website will be up and running. We will provide links to it on twitter.

While building a company, there are thousand things you want to do plus another thousand you need to. Between all the tasks and milestones it is very easy to become overwhelmed.  We believe that a startup is like a baby and it needs to have good foundations to be able to stay up once it grow.

Here is what we are doing to keep from becoming overwhelmed.

·         Defining short term goals:  On a start up at the end of the day it is very clear what the team is trying to reach (to build a company). However, it is very important to define the small steps that need to be taken in order to achieve those goals. Meet at least once a week to set goals for the week.

·         Measuring ourselves: the best way to learn is to analyze what you have done. For us having this blog has helped us a lot because at the end of the week we need to look back and look deeper into our actions. Ask yourself a question, could this get done better? Have a couple of metrics only.

·        Communicating with each other: Communication is very important to make sure that everybody is on the same page. Beside our weekly meeting, we constantly  chat with each other about what we are doing and how we feel about our progress on the week. It has helped us a lot because we have a better understanding of what others are doing and we can identify mistakes early.

Now, we have more great news to share with you. Early on the month people from GetYourBizzSavy contacted us to invite to have our blog on their website. These were great news for us because we will be able to share our journey with more people. So, we earn our minute of fame and just wanted to celebrate with you. Besides this journey you can find interviews and good articles of other entrepreneurs too.

We are challenged this week to review our hypothesis validation, we will let you know what came out. Stay tuned. Have a great week!!

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~ by bigpocket on February 15, 2010.

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