With so many apps out there and everyone promising a revolution to your day – from managing your schedule to your task list – it’s all very promising. We all go through the dance. Think of a problem which, at that moment, seems like it would really end your business. Like forgetting to send o that email at the end of the day or missing a meeting. It all seems too much to bear, so we turn to technology and the creators of apps that may have had similar issues and decided to solve it in their way.
A perfect example of this is an app I downloaded after seeing it on the hit show “Planet of the Apps”. A designer and entrepreneur had come together to solve the problem that has been affecting mankind and yes, to a lesser extent, women-kind. The problem of having to deal with a calendar layout which seems not to be up to their standard. (The app will remain nameless to stop you from going off and wasting 3 minutes to download it and 8 minutes to play with it, only to find out that the original Gregorian layout had nothing wrong with it.)
“Too many business owners get stuck in ‘shiny object syndrome’ and too many think they will get their big break from being the first to buy a $2 app, thinking this is the app that is going to revolutionise their business. The truth is, the success is dedicated to implementation of the systems into the entire business”
And this, my friend, seems to be the trend developers are following: developing what they
hope will be the next big thing and then letting you do the testing by seeing if you adopt
it or not. That decision is simply based on whether it has made life simpler and if it has
made your business more profi table. With that in mind, I’ve developed a skill over the years:
I simply wait until it has reached a critical mass – that phase where it’s moving out of the
early adopter phase into the mainstream phase – and then jumping in wholeheartedly. This
means that I get proven technology to implement and improve in my business.
Too many business owners get stuck in ‘shiny object syndrome’ and too many think they will get their big break from being the first to buy a $2 app, thinking this is the app that is going to revolutionise their business. The truth is, the success is dedicated to implementation of the systems into the entire business, where everyone is trained on what they need to do in order for the system to work as a whole. Only when everyone and everything do their part, do you really start to move the needle.