April 2016 by Giacomo 'Peldi' Guilizzoni

Learn to Like the Chores

This is a guest post by Giacomo 'Peldi' Guilizzoni. Peldi is the founder and CEO of Balsamiq, makers of Balsamiq Mockups - the rapid wireframing software that combines the simplicity of paper sketching with the power of a digital tool so that teams can focus on what's important.

As an entrepreneur, you'll have many different kinds of tasks to do. And some of them will be really hard or boring or just not well-suited for you.

But guess what? A lot of the times it will be much faster, cheaper or more effective for you to do those tasks yourself instead of delegating them or outsourcing them. If you’re the boss, the buck stops with you.

Learning how to trick yourself into enjoying any task, no matter how menial, will really help. My trick is to tell myself that "this will be a learning experience!". I always fall for that. :)