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Gabriele Cimato

Hey Fran, this is quite normal to be honest. Happens to me too, I start with a small idea and think of the 1 million things that I can add to that and then it gets overwhelming and I stop. What I saw that works with many people is to start as small as possible.

Sometimes the simple idea is to build an existing product that I use but a stripped down version of it. There are so many extensions, tools, software I use that don't work the way I'd want them to. So a simple idea is to rebuild them the way you want them to work!

To give you an example, I am using Todoist on a daily basis but I find the browser extension to be a bit clunky and I don't feel like it's worth the money (I purchased the yearly subscription). I'm REALLY confident I can build a simpler version with the bare minimum I need. And there you go, project number 1 is there!

Another idea is to look at things you do repeatedly and try to automate those. But start small! Think of the absolute MVP, as minimal as possible. Then go from there. Not sure this helps but don't be too hard on yourself, this is pretty normal ;)

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Fran Perez Author

Thank you for your response. I'll look for something simple to start with without pressure :)

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Andrew Baisden

Good answer, off topic what is it about Todoist that made you go with it? I have been using Tick Tick which is more a less the same. I think those two are the best To do apps at the moment.

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Gabriele Cimato

Nothing special, just one of the first things I tried and I was looking for something with a simple browser extension. Also I wanted to be able to see my daily checked items so I can basically create a daily report for work.