I Broke Up With Excel


In case you were wondering, Team Danielle smoked Team Seamus last week.  I think some of you may be just a bit biased, but I’ll take the win.  PS – My worst fear is that Seamus one day takes up blogging.

Now, to the newsletter:

Topic of the Week: I Broke Up With Excel

I’m one of those people who use Excel for everything.

Analysis – Duh

Planning – Yep

Tracking my child’s sleep schedule – Guilty, but my kid sleeps through the night, so if tracking sleep is crazy, I don’t want to be sane

If it involves a list of any kind, I use excel.

But not anymore. Excel and I have been drifting apart and there is one product to blame.


Airtable is a cloud-based database tool.  It is excel on steroids.  I’m using Airtable as a CRM system, a pipeline dashboard, a task list, a lead gen database, a content planning tool, and a million other things.

It’s replaced all my disparate spreadsheets, and it’s replaced my need for a CRM system and deal flow tool.  Everything is in one place, and it’s all connected and easy to access.

For individuals who live in excel or small teams who can’t rationalize the cost of some of the more expensive tools yet, I highly recommend you check out Airtable.

In my very uninformed opinion, Airtable is the company to watch for the low-code revolution. I was able to transition all of my information over to it and create an entire series of productivity tools in a matter of hours.

Sign up at this link and thank me later.

Also, if you want to nerd out on ways to use Airtable, feel free to reach out.

Have a great weekend!

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Danielle O'Rourke

Recovering Investor. Mom. Wife.

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Danielle O'Rourke

Recovering Investor. Mom. Wife.

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