Automation isn’t answer #1

With all of the technology available to us, it can be tempting to try and take advantage of it all and optimize as much of our work as possible.

All of the SaaS mania makes it seem so easy to put many aspects of your job on autopilot and manage it from above effortlessly.

The hope is that one day this is true.

It’s not that there aren’t tools for what you need, it’s not that the software doesn’t work, it’s just that automation is never the first step.

All automation processes take time to set up, regardless of how easy the landing page of the newest SaaS makes it seem — all automation requires you to learn how to do something new.

The problem with automation is that it always seems like a one-time effort for a lifetime of reward. The reality is that there are a lot of processes that you might want to automate that actually don’t take a long time to do anyway, and you don’t know if those tasks will always be done the way that you initially planned.

Get your hands dirty, do the boring admin, then automate once you know the process is rock solid.