Apr 13, 2022
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As Muhammad Ali once said "don't count the days, make the days count". Today's podcast looks at how to make sure you're doing just that. At this month's Intercom on Product, Paul Adams and Paul Adams (SVP of Product) understand the Latest Mailing Database speed and importance of having principles and processes that reduce friction for your team, rather than creating barriers to good work. Key to all of this, according to Paul, is the idea of making every day count. By having clear daily goals – which feed into your team's weekly or quarterly goals – you are best positioned to achieve this collective success. If you're short on time, here are some quick tips: It's important to make every day count, rather than just counting the days. Paul argues that people should adopt this as a mindset rather than just accepting it as a principle. A good job is not the sum of hours spent in the office. It's making sure that the teams put in a quality effort when they're there. Having a clear and consistent strategy creates a frictionless environment for people to achieve their goals quickly. Evaluate and re-evaluate the ROI of principles at appropriate times. Their value can change over time, and what worked for a 10-person startup can slow you down when working at scale. You can listen to Latest Mailing Database our full conversation above or read a transcript of our conversation below. If you enjoy our discussion, check out other episodes of our podcast. You can subscribe on iTunes , stream on Spotify , or grab the RSS feed in your reader of choice. The following is a slightly edited transcript of the episode. Make every day count Des Traynor: Welcome to Intercom on Product, episode nine. Today we are going to talk about speed. Not the drug, but the idea that your business needs to move fast. Paul Graham once wrote, “A startup is a business designed to grow fast and speed is what matters most. With me is Paul Adams, our senior vice president of product. Paul, let's talk speed. One of Intercom's guiding principles is simply to Latest Mailing Database make every day count. Why? Paul Adams: Yes, it's a great value and principle. We used it both ways. Value being, every day counts. And the principle being that every day counts. And when I explain this to people, I often tell the following story. When every Intercom employee gets in the lift, or lift if you're here in Ireland or Des: Or the UK. Paul: But when you go upstairs to work and go to the office, you can be in very different states of mind. And “making every day count” is a state of mind, in my opinion. And it's that you're going to work, you know exactly what you're going to do that day. You know what a good day looks like.