Last week I wrote (and thought) a lot about systems, in preparation for the class with Cairene. (That class is no longer available)

After taking the class, I realized I've been ignoring one HUGE aspect of my systems:

I'm not done yet.

My systems are fallible.
They have holes.
I make mistakes.
Last week I just completely skipped over someone's international order, and I didn't find the mistake for over a week. Fortunately, my people are awesome and she was incredibly understanding.
But I was bummed.

Of course, you know that I'm wonky (I have a whole manifesto!) , but this isn't just personal wonky-ness…this is something specific in my systems I can fix.

There's no real point today,  I just wanted to share that things are still unfinished here. And systems are probably unfinished in your business.

And that's ok.

We're all learning as we go.
And we're all in it together.

If you have something frustratingly unfinished, why don't you share it in the comments and keep me company?

3 Comments on Unfinished

  1. Tess
    July 27, 2010 at 6:28 pm (13 years ago)

    Unfinished? Ha! How long can I make this comment? 😉

    It's always nice to see someone say: we're unfinished and that's ok.

  2. coryhuff
    July 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm (13 years ago)

    I'm working on a constantly unfinished project to help the Art world build a community around helping artists build a business – it just launched today, in fact.

    I've been working on it for months, and I finally had to set a launch date and say 'Go' – warts and all.