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Morning, everybody. How you doing? Today? I'm back at side as you can see back on the GoPro with an external mic and a little bit because I want to talk to you about tools. I can retire and I just had the winter tires put on. So what I was thinking was Fist will suck using the Jack in the car with the spare tire experience experience.

Actually important I see teams that are working on polishing and polishing and polishing these tools which speaker it's amazing amazing functionality and I can count on one hand in the last five years seven ten years movie. I've had to change their times right? It's not often. I absolutely excruciating and frustrating 10 minutes, but it's 10 minutes times 3, so 30 minutes over 10 years in perspective.

You're putting a set of each of those into every vehicle that you sow so there's a cost savings are two internal. Set an already good enough. It's frustrating because I know they're not doing the right value proposition. Here's an exercise for you. If you're building your own tools draw out from the customer backwards Insight survey service customer internally as opposed to normal view of your internal structure.

So take the Amazon approach of writing a press release and then working backward from that to impress the least frequently asked questions and then working backward to make that document come true. Do these are same thing think about your customer experience and work back from there or think about your internal teams experience and work back from their don't over-invest tools that you're only going to use once in awhile right now.

Make sure you're investing in all the time if you can spend an extra moment. I'm working on a tool that somebody runs every day and it's going to shave 10 minutes off of that task each day that's worth it. Right because that two days is going to be returned.

Pretty darn quickly switch Leaf is more than one person using that tool. That's a pretty amazing return on investment. But then again, I see a lot of people don't take those first steps trap where people are over investing in tools that aren't that important to go forward. So, you know, I change the look on the show quite a few times right now.

I'm in the midst of refactoring a bunch of my software tool. So I take this broadcast. I do pre-record and then I like to go live, but it's a little easier just give it a noise in the neighborhood audio. I reformat yourself to it by automated process, but I'm going to have a lot of content from other people that I'm going to need to process.

So things like transcribe audio and do some analysis on that audio to see the content to send him and stuff like that. So I missed one day job of refactoring on this Big Mac Tools that follow the Unix philosophy. If you don't do one thing do one thing well and they're easier to maintain in themselves, which is great.

Answer your question. Yes. I'm going to open source them to put them up on my GitHub in the next couple weeks. I hope not because I think I'll be useful to you if you're doing anything around content, but make sure your sweet spot, but it's absolutely critical cuz that's what's going to make the difference for you moving forward.

Hope your setup for a fantastic day. Love to hear what you think about this issue. I let me know online Mark NCAA. I think one side down below in the comments. And as always before podcast listeners and everybody else email me at Mark end. CA. How do you optimize your toolset? How do you make sure that you are investing the correct amount? Not over or under investing really excited to see the discussion the pops up on this one have yourself a fantastic day and will talk to you on the show tomorrow? Morning, everybody.

How you doing? Today? I'm back at side as you can see back on the GoPro with an external mic and a little bit because I want to talk to you about tools. I can retire and I just had the winter tires put on. So what I was thinking was Fist will suck using the Jack in the car with the spare tire experience experience.

Actually important I see teams that are working on polishing and polishing and polishing these tools which speaker it's amazing amazing functionality and I can count on one hand in the last five years seven ten years movie. I've had to change their times right? It's not often. I absolutely excruciating and frustrating 10 minutes, but it's 10 minutes times 3, so 30 minutes over 10 years in perspective.

You're putting a set of each of those into every vehicle that you sow so there's a cost savings are two internal. Set an already good enough. It's frustrating because I know they're not doing the right value proposition. Here's an exercise for you. If you're building your own tools draw out from the customer backwards Insight survey service customer internally as opposed to normal view of your internal structure.

So take the Amazon approach of writing a press release and then working backward from that to impress the least frequently asked questions and then working backward to make that document come true. Do these are same thing think about your customer experience and work back from there or think about your internal teams experience and work back from their don't over-invest tools that you're only going to use once in awhile right now.

Make sure you're investing in all the time if you can spend an extra moment. I'm working on a tool that somebody runs every day and it's going to shave 10 minutes off of that task each day that's worth it. Right because that two days is going to be returned.

Pretty darn quickly switch Leaf is more than one person using that tool. That's a pretty amazing return on investment. But then again, I see a lot of people don't take those first steps trap where people are over investing in tools that aren't that important to go forward. So, you know, I change the look on the show quite a few times right now.

I'm in the midst of refactoring a bunch of my software tool. So I take this broadcast. I do pre-record and then I like to go live, but it's a little easier just give it a noise in the neighborhood audio. I reformat yourself to it by automated process, but I'm going to have a lot of content from other people that I'm going to need to process.

So things like transcribe audio and do some analysis on that audio to see the content to send him and stuff like that. So I missed one day job of refactoring on this Big Mac Tools that follow the Unix philosophy. If you don't do one thing do one thing well and they're easier to maintain in themselves, which is great.

Answer your question. Yes. I'm going to open source them to put them up on my GitHub in the next couple weeks. I hope not because I think I'll be useful to you if you're doing anything around content, but make sure your sweet spot, but it's absolutely critical cuz that's what's going to make the difference for you moving forward.

Hope your setup for a fantastic day. Love to hear what you think about this issue. I let me know online Mark NCAA. I think one side down below in the comments. And as always before podcast listeners and everybody else email me at Mark end. CA. How do you optimize your toolset? How do you make sure that you are investing the correct amount? Not over or under investing really excited to see the discussion the pops up on this one have yourself a fantastic day and will talk to you on the show tomorrow?