Hey, Growth Mavericks and Product Pioneers with a heart,
Not sure if you’re like me, but I’m not naturally organized. A bit of a mess to be honest. But I realized that to be a successful leader and entrepreneur, I needed to find a solution.
Instead of trying to become Mr. Super Organized, I decided to create systems that would keep me focused on what moves the needle, without having to become someone I'm not.
And this is when I found Notion.
Adam Fishman, who's led product and growth at companies like Lyft and Patreon was on the PRODUCTEA with Leah podcast a while back. He said: "Notion, it's like your grandma's attic, you never know what you can find."
Now, I appreciate Adam, exceptional chap he is but he’s completely wrong.
For us, Notion became the foundation of our business operating system.
Let's break it down.
See, an attic, or any space for that matter, isn't the problem. It's how the owner of that space manages it. If my room is a mess, that's on me, not the four walls around me.
Blaming the attic for the clutter is like blaming your mirror for the spinach stuck in your teeth.
You see, Adam is confusing the tool with the behavior.
I have used Asana, Trello, JIRA, Confluence, Monday, ClickUp, Google Suite, Microsoft 365. They can all turn into a nightmare with some will.
Notion brings three critical elements that teams need to be successful:
To get things done, build your company culture, and stay organized, you need a business operating system. It combines vision, priorities, strategies, processes, tools, behaviors, and culture.
The challenge with a business operating system is that there are a lot of intangibles in it. Notion won't build your culture for you. It won't stay clean if you don't clean it up, but it does provide a fantastic foundation and engine that form parts of your operating system.
Notion scoops up all your project, sprint, task management, and document juggling. We've been using it as a nerve center for our business, and, has it been a game changer!
Here are some of the key elements we have.
To make the system turn into magic, we added a series of automation and AI tools to the mix.
I’ll get into that in another email, but we basically use tools like Zapier, Custom GPTs, Copy.ai, Notion, Sales Navigator, LinkedIn, Calendly, etc. to improve massively the quantity and quality of our output.
Here are some of the results we’ve got over the past two weeks:
Now listen up!
Notion is not a walk in the park if you're planning on bringing your slobbish habits to the table. If you don’t set it up and maintain it properly you’re going to end up with your grandma's attic.
And I don’t want anybody to prove Adam Fishman right. 😅
P.S. If you’re tired of feeling lost and wasting time, we can help you set up Notion and automation in a way that will transform your life, business, and teamwork! Depending on your needs, our help can start as low as €350. Just fill out this short form and gain clarity and focus.
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