It’s Not Great, But It’s Okay


Based on the feedback I got last week, VIP Scooters are going to be a big hit.  Unfortunately, I had a few of you send me stats from the depths of Reddit that indicate my new empire may not be quite as lucrative as I’d hoped.

Now to the Newsletter:

Topic of the Week: It’s Not Great, But It’s Okay

I grew up with an incredibly handy family.  I’ve written about this before here.

In my family, if you want something, you evaluate whether it’s more economical to make it yourself and if it is, you make it.  I always assumed this was normal.

Naturally, when I got married and bought a house, I assumed my husband would build me everything I wanted, made to order.

Luckily, my husband turned out to be pretty handy. Even luckier, he’s cheap and is always looking for a way to mitigate my tastes, which are not cheap.

So, we began building things.

We started with a dining room table.  It’s great, as long as you don’t put too much weight on any side.

Next, we made patio furniture.  It looks nice, and you would never know that one of the chairs almost ate a friend of ours.

Then we built a bed frame. As long as you don’t look behind the headboard, it’s stunning.

All of these projects have two things in common:

First, we used existing plans and templates to build these projects.

Second, they’re not great, but they’re OKAY.  They serve their purpose and look pretty good as long as you don’t get too close.

Sometimes in business, that’s all you need.

This is particularly relevant in things that you will rarely use, use for only a short period, or are largely insignificant to an end goal.

I’m the first person to advocate for paying up for quality in business.  You get what you pay for.

However, sometimes it doesn’t make sense to pay up.  Sometimes you don’t need quality.  You need inexpensive and quick.

In situations like this, premade plans or templates can be incredibly effective.  If you know where to look, there are templates or plans for nearly anything.

PowerPoint presentations. Financial Models. Websites. Dashboards. Email templates. Marketing automation. The list goes on and on.

For example, if you want a quick PowerPoint presentation that looks stunning, where you can plop in your information, I’d check out Creative MarketBTW – If I just introduced you to the world of marketing templates, your mind is about to be blown.

As a recovering perfectionist, I need to get better at taking a step back and saying, “You know what, this isn’t great, but it’s Okay, and that’s fine for now.”

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Danielle O'Rourke

Recovering Investor. Mom. Wife.

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