In my professional life, I’m always finding myself needing to do more. Needing to scale. I’m sure everyone runs into this eventually. As you get better at your craft, develop a reputation, amass more clients, etc., your time becomes more and more limited.
A lot of people approach this by working faster, pumping out more and more work, all while quality is slowly slipping away. This is the danger zone. A slippery slope.
Don’t do this.
Instead, work slow. Be methodical in your craft. Focus on the process. Enjoy the work. Produce the highest quality work your craft demands.
Now, when it’s time to scale, look back to your past work and use that as a lever, a pattern of good work, that can inform and speed your task at hand.
This is why design patterns are all the rage—they work.