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  • Writer's pictureLaurent Notin

Unlocking Entrepreneurial Success: Aytekin Tank's Journey to Breaking Free from Business Bottlenecks

Updated: Oct 27

Aytekin Tank, Founder of Jotform

Running a successful business is akin to navigating choppy waters – full of challenges, bottlenecks, and unforeseen obstacles.

Aytekin Tank, the visionary founder of JotForm, generously shares his wisdom on overcoming these bottlenecks, ensuring your business sails smoothly toward success.

Here's a deep dive into Aytekin's insights and strategies. I've used bullet points to simplify the reading.

Crafty Solutions for a Bottleneck-Free Business Journey

Prioritize the Important

  • Recognize the difference between urgent and important tasks.

  • Apply the Eisenhower Matrix to categorize and prioritize effectively.

Morning Productivity Magic

  • Capitalize on your most productive hours, often found in the morning.

  • Dedicate this prime time to high-priority tasks, steering clear of low-priority but urgent work.

Email Mastery

  • Leverage emails as tools for efficient task management.

  • Use the snooze feature to defer less essential emails, preventing unnecessary distractions.

Common Entrepreneurial Bottlenecks and Their Solutions

Build and Release Early

  • Avoid working on products behind closed doors.

  • Embrace early and frequent releases to gather valuable user feedback.

Feedback is Gold

  • Actively seek feedback during the development phase.

  • Iterate based on user reactions and suggestions.

The Delegation Dilemma

  • Overcome the reluctance to delegate tasks.

  • Trust and empower your team by distributing responsibilities.

Aytekin's Personal Bottleneck Journey and Automation Revolution

Aytekin candidly shares a pivotal moment when he found himself entangled in day-to-day operations, losing sight of the bigger picture.

Facing Google's Competition

  • Recognized Google Forms as a formidable competitor.

  • Acknowledged the need for change to compete effectively.

Automation as the Game-Changer

  • Unveiled the power of automation to break free from bottlenecks.

  • Focused on automating non-essential tasks to reclaim valuable time.

Time Audit and Workflow Design

  • Introduced a time audit to understand time allocation.

  • Designed workflow diagrams to identify and optimize processes.

The Divide and Conquer Strategy

  • Systematically divide tasks and conquer them.

  • Focus on creating systems that can be continually improved.

Conclusion: Embrace Change, Break Free

Aytekin Tank's entrepreneurial journey is a beacon of inspiration for those navigating the challenging seas of business. Entrepreneurs can break free from self-imposed bottlenecks by adopting a strategic morning ritual, seeking feedback, and embracing automation. Aytekin's insights show that success lies not just in hard work but in working smartly – prioritizing the crucial, automating the mundane, and ensuring your business sails smoothly at all times.


Connect With Aytekin Tank



Book: Automate Your Busywork by Aytekin Tank

You can find the full podcast interview with Aytekin Tank on your favorite podcast platform or on YouTube.

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