I have finished my fourth of ten work weeks with my company v6 Ventures and it has been a very rewarding challenge. It is a startup so it is very much a “all hands on deck” operation with everyone helping where needed and very ill defined roles. While I am officially doing a marketing internship, I have been doing everything from digital marketing to branding to social media design to website design to content creation to coding research. Everyday I wake up and have a different set of tasks ahead of me. While I am in no means complaining, it i interesting how I still find myself getting bored. It becomes monotonous learning a software program or learning how to do a calculation knowing you are going to use it and then not use it again (or very seldom).
It is important to note that this is not a complaint. I bring this up because I think it is important to understand what motivates us and how to stay motivated when we aren’t motivated naturally. Something I have been doing that has been helping a lot is looking big picture. A lot of the different tasks I am doing seem small but when you look at it from a development standpoint it becomes clear how they fit together. My startup is in the process of building a successful company and every small task I do helps move towards that. When I look at the small tasks from this angle, it makes them more manageable and makes me feel like I am making a real and measurable impact for my company.