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Follow my journey launching no-code products

The only way to make remote work work

Zapier started remote back in 2011 when it was it wasn’t cool (or necessary!). As I hit my one year mark on remote work, I’ve learned that you can wear pajamas to work and still get a lot done.

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The top priority

There’s been a lot of talk this week at Zapier about priorities. But it wasn’t all about making lists and staying focused. There was a twist that made an impact on me.

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The first product to help ideas grow

However, as Derek Sivers (entrepreneur and founder of CD Baby) puts it (see excerpt from his book “Anything you Want”), “ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions.”
So, even if we do write down our ideas, most of our ideas never make it any further. Because, well, ideas aren’t actually that valuable by themselves.

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Do we need yet another app?

He took out his phone and scrolled through the 20-30 apps he had installed. He pointed out that he only uses 5-6 of them on a regular basis. “I’m not sure I really need another app.”

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Finding the time

For me, a critical ingredient in building and launching anything is time. I work a full-time job at Zapier and am married with a son with plans to have more children.

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How to get ahead in no-code

If you can understand the ball, the button, the list, the logic, the experience, then that’s going to help you. Before no-code, we were all stuck trying to figure out the translation. Or we had to Google way too much. Or hire someone who knew. But now, we can focus on the thing.

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