For the rest of the year, I’m focusing on what Little Fish needs to thrive v. what my team and I need to live full lives, and that is a reminder that despite all of the ideas I have, everything can’t be done *right now*. So I set up a list of questions to ask myself before Little Fish dives into something new (or tries to change something).
IS IT NECESSARY?
Do I need to do this? Is it a process or function that is broken that needs to be addressed?
DOES IT FIT MY MISSION?
Our goal is to make accounting resources and guidance accessible to those who might not otherwise believe they have access. Does this fit into that goal?
IS IT REVENUE GENERATING?
Most ideas cost money (and/or time). Will the idea bring some back in?
DO I WANT TO?
Because it could check all the previous boxes and still not be the one. They are not all weighted equally, and sometimes I’ll do it just because it meets requirement 4 (although I try not to lol). But this short list helps me to identify what projects or changes are worth pursuing in the moment, and which should be parked for now.