Today I tried to rent a metal brake to bend sheet metal for my backyard workspace. I went to my usual local equipment rental business, and spoke to the manager. He remembered me from a few weeks ago when I rented a cement mixer, but sadly they didn’t have what I needed. So the manager recommended another rental company who probably had a metal brake available. As I was leaving, he said, “Hey Allan, thanks for coming in. We love being your go-to rental company.” I replied, “Totally. I’ll be back, thanks!”
I got in the car thinking…
He didn’t have what I needed, but wasn’t ashamed to say, “Come back, we’re here for you.” I suddenly realized I’ve been self-sabotaging myself and LessAccounting due to my insecurities.
If one of my friends asks me about using LessAccounting, I’ll say, “It does bookkeeping, shows you a profit and loss statement, and integrates with banks.” I’m reluctant to push, prod or ask a friend, “Hey try LessAccounting and see if you like it. It’ll help your business.”
Why am I like this? Why don’t I push our product harder? Simply put, I’m insecure. Because I see there’s so much left to tweak and build I think the product isn’t what I deem “perfect.” I’m insecure because I see the complaints in customer support and they weigh on me more heavily than the compliments we receive.
I need to remind myself no product, software, cars, or clothing in any market is perfect. LessAccounting is really damn good. I need to get over myself and start promoting the product we’ve poured seven years of love and sweat into.
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