The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success
  • Sell-Me Saturday is Now Live!

    Have something to sell? Like to post a video from your YouTube channel? Want to promote your design service? Recommend a company? SELL-ME SATURDAY is your opportunity to self-promote whatever you'd like within the realm of entrepreneurship on one central thread... and at no cost. Go There
    Note: Indiscriminate SEO backlinking to questionable material is not allowed.
  • Join 50,000+ entrepreneurs who are earning their freedom and living their dream.

    "Fastlane" is an entrepreneur discussion forum based on The C.E.N.T.S Framework outlined in the two best-selling books by MJ DeMarco (The Millionaire Fastlane and UNSCRIPTED®). From multimillionaires to digital nomads to side hustlers who are grinding a job, the Fastlane Forum features real entrepreneurs creating real businesses with one goal in mind: Freedom— both financial and temporal.

    Download (Unscripted) Download (Millionaire Fastlane) Register
    Registering for the forum removes this block.

Started working on an idea. Time is flying...

Ashish Kulkarni

Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Aug 20, 2018
90
65
70
Stirling, UK
I have been working on a software that I would like to convert into a business.

And I hope to generate enough interest, customers and money by adding value to these customers.

The challenge I have is time just seems to fly!

I start working on one part of the software. And by the time I manage to get what I want done the way I want it done, 4-5 hours have just flown by!

Is this something other people are finding too?
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

OP
OP
Ashish Kulkarni

Ashish Kulkarni

Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Aug 20, 2018
90
65
70
Stirling, UK
Is outsourcing an option for you?
Thanks for your suggestion. However, the time it will take me to find a vendor, bring them up to speed and get some useful work done, I will be about 70 to 80% through.

I have tried to outsource in the past. Simple things can be outsourced. But this is a bit more complicated.
 

Andreas Thiel

Bronze Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Aug 27, 2018
148
130
83
38
Karlsruhe, Germany
Yeah, this is how I feel all the time.

With software development there always seems to be a rat tail of related tasks and new issues keep popping up. You keep getting stuck.
Even when you enter a flow state it takes a long time to make a dent in the backlog.
There are some days where things just seem to fall into place and there is rapid progress, but those seem to be random and far and in between.

Maybe you are at a level where more preparation can help. Love the following article:
If I had more time I would have written less code

But even after internalizing and applying that the issues don't disappear completely.

Probably there are possible strategic decisions that can make a huge difference.
I wonder how things would have developed at the companies that I have worked at so far if we had gone for leverage (for example by building on existing solutions more) rather than being "creative" all the time.
 
OP
OP
Ashish Kulkarni

Ashish Kulkarni

Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Aug 20, 2018
90
65
70
Stirling, UK
I hear you guys. I am going to see if I can expose some functionality as web services and perhaps look at outsourcing front-end.

Fingers crossed.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.



Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe to become an INSIDER.

Post New Topic

Please SEARCH before posting.
Please select the BEST category.

Post new topic

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom