StartUp Founders: Create A Framework, Not A Routine

February 06, 2023 2 mins read

It’s a common misconception that a rigid routine is essential to success. While routines can be helpful for maximizing efficiency and keeping you on track, they can also be limiting, especially for those who love what they do.

As I tell my clients, it’s essential to create a framework instead of a routine. Frameworks give you the freedom to be creative and allow for flexibility while ensuring that you’re achieving your goals. By creating a framework, you can set specific objectives and focus on your priorities, ensuring that your time is well-spent and driving the most accretive value to your business.

To illustrate my point, let’s take a look at the legendary entrepreneur Elon Musk. In an interview with CNBC, he revealed that he doesn’t have a rigid routine, stating that “I don’t have a regular schedule. I don’t have a schedule at all.” Instead, he focuses on his goals and uses his time to achieve them. This approach has proven successful for Musk, who is the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and Neuralink, among other companies.

The reality is that routines work for some people and not for others. It all depends on the individual and their goals. So, my advice to startup founders is to experiment and find what works best for you. Don’t be afraid to break the mold and try something new. By creating a framework that works for you, you’ll be able to maximize your efficiency and productivity, leading to greater success for your business.

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