VO: Get ready for your semi-regular dose of random ideas from the guys at Codelation. We like to talk about big ideas companies that are winning, and those that aren't along with current events in our crazy world of software startups. So come along with Erick and Josh, who challenge you to think big, start small and turn your ideas into something on this episode of, from idea to done here, everyone I'm Josh
Erick: And I'm Erick and today's idea is work efficiency. And it's the third part and a series on the book the 12 week year, where we left off, you read the book, had your thoughts. Now I've read the book and had my thoughts. And so now we're kind of to a point that has never really happened with me. When I read a book and I take action. I combined three motivational books that I've read for work and done nothing on. I made an accountability spreadsheet from the 12 week year and had a weekly accountability meeting or wham meeting on Monday. Josh, I'd like to get your take on the action that I took.
Josh: I think it was really great. It set the tone for the week. And what was really nice for me was that this was not coming from me. The fact that you were able to set the stage and say, look, anyone has the ability to do this. And dream is, is a really great thing from my, my seat.
Erick: And I have never gone as far as actually doing what a book has told me. And this is kind of why I haven't really liked books in the past. You just kind of sit on knowledge and never really take any action back to work. And I talked with other people and I actually tried to make something similar to what I came up with before this book. But the book helped me really get more organized and set better trackable goals. And I think the part that I liked about it, the best was some of the bits that I, I used some of the things that I've read from other books and incorporated into it as well.
Josh: What were the other books that you took from
Erick: Eric Hatch's Play For The Person Next To You and Simon Sinek's Find Your Why?
Josh: And you've read those right.
Erick: Well no, but we went to Eric's book release party a couple of weeks ago and YouTube is a thing. So I just watched the find your why video. And just on a side note, I'm in the middle of reading Eric's book as part of this personal fitness goal. I wanted to go to the gym every day and I've done that. And also while I ride bike, I've been reading. And so I'll finish it soon
Josh: Reading at the gym you nerd
Erick: Or, okay. So maybe that's super true, but, but it's okay. And one thing the book talked about is kind of leading. And so Josh you've read the book. Have you taken any action of it far from it other than buying us all copies and telling us to read them? Well,
Josh: According to my leadership manual, that's all I'm supposed to do, right. Is just tell you to do stuff. No, no. Okay. Anyway, I started planning for my personal and business items. Um, I was able to talk with my wife last weekend and tell her to give me something to shoot for. She isn't a planner or a dreamer, but I absolutely am. So she set a couple of goals for me to chase for her and for our family. And now I have motivation at, is it that it isn't about me, but it's about her wants for us in our family,
Erick: Part of my presentation that I incorporated the other stuff, it was finding everybody else's why can, can you do a similar presentation on next Monday? And I kind of want to learn about your why and your goals and how you set them and get a better understanding of kind of like the big picture things that you want to do so we can all help you get there.
Josh: Absolutely. I'm going to be kicking out with some spreadsheets over this weekend to get ready for
Erick: It. Yeah. My spreadsheet is kind of big and disgusting, but I love it. And so my big conclusion with all of this as I'm actually glad I read this book, but I'm more glad that I took action two consecutive weeks and to working out for the first time since high school and track half my life ago, I'm happy that you asked us to read it and I hope it does really big things for us as a business as well.
Josh: Oh, it absolutely will. Um, I started at the gym last week in preparation for my upcoming 12 weeks and want to try and lead by example. Uh, the one thing I can say is that, man, am I out of shape?
Erick: Round is technically a shape. Thank you for listening to this episode. If you know a startup that could do some random advice and thoughts, have them subscribe and leave a review on iTunes.
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