To do list pointer number one, stop procrastinating. That’s easy, yes?
Running a company is no cookie. It takes commitment, hard work and fun. Yes, fun! Everyone needs to enjoy it. You will of course face some tough times, but count it as a ride and celebrate every step of it. Here is a pat on the back – good job!
You need to work on your business, not in your business. Analyze your products. Know your products by heart. Envision where you would like them to be and work your way through it. Better yet, have a vision board!
Study how your team is spending time and see if the allocation is aligned with the most important drivers of your business. “When in doubt cut it out." In an early-stage venture, can you really afford to think any other way?
Not finding out what your customers want kills your startup. It's the single most important thing our team needs to be focusing on. Lead the way in discovering how you're going to find product-market fit.
What a lean product team should do is find out how to discover the customer problem's problem with as little waste as possible. Think of it as a roadmap to the treasure chest.
Your job as a leader is to create a team of people who are all smarter than you, and then create an environment for them to succeed. To do this, you want them to first figure out what they need to solve. You can't solve a puzzle if you don't know which puzzle you're solving.