Get out of Dodge

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Get out of the office and smell the fresh air.

Go talk to people, inside and outside of your company.  Talk to your market.  Talk to the partners and ecosystem your company lives in.

It will remind you of the awesome things that your company does and is known for outside of office walls.  You’re too close to the details and can’t see the forest from the trees while inside your office.  Leave and let go.  See the big picture.  Get some perspective.

As a product manager especially, but really any professional, it is important to understand why you’re doing what you’re doing.  To help, spend time understanding what the overall market says about what you do instead of focusing on the hard days at work grueling towards getting the job done.


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