There are two types of time in business … development time and doing time.

In development time you are unpacking an idea or problem, trying to figure out what to implement and how.

In doing time you are actually implementing the solution.

Too often we try to invent everything ourselves.  When we take on a micro-project we assign time to development that could often be saved just by implementing someone else’s solution in a really disciplined way.

The faster we get to the doing the faster we get to the result.

The simple question “has anyone else done this to a level that would work for us?” opens up this whole line of thinking.

What people tend to ask instead is “how should we do this?”

This shift of thinking is a critical step in the early stages of micro-project success and is just one of the simple hacks of wildly successful micro-projects.