I’d like to discuss this article: Maker’s Schedule.
Let’s use the comments below to open up a dialogue and see what comes up.
Are you a maker or a manager? Do you suffer from trying to play the different roles?
Do you produce your value from a manager schedule or a makers schedule?
What is a speculative meeting to you? Damaging or empowering?Thanks to Ryan Holiday’s article for brining this to the forefront.
One Reply to “Maker’s Schedule – A Discussion On a Paul Graham Essay”
I’m a maker and a manager and I absolutely suffer from the way the two don’t play together. Generally, I manage until the work has to get done then I disappear for 2-3 days while doing the work. Mixing the two doesn’t work, even when I try because once I’m inturrupted with manager like duties, I’m stuck there. Getting back into making mode can easily take 60-90 minutes if not more.
I feel like all my value comes from Making. The managing is simply needed to keep it alive. At the sam time, I feel like I have to move into the role of a manager in order to see Freedom Podcasting grow to the size/revenue/impact that I see for it this year. Simply making these things isn’t going to be enough….
Speculative meetings thus far have been enjoyable, yet valueless.