Hello SOTGC community,
I hope you’re having a fabulous week. It is said that one of the greatest obstacles to launching and growing a business is perfectionism. Most people might think it’s lack of money or time. While this could be true for some…the need to have everything perfect before you begin seems to take over:
- The perfect business card
- The perfect website
- The perfect tagline
People have this weird notion that no one will take them seriously unless everything is perfect.
But what is perfect? The word “perfect” means something different to everyone, so how can you possibly be perfect?
So quit trying and just get started.
Here are three tips to get you moving forward:
1. Just Do Your Best. Whatever it is you’re doing, just do the best you can and put it out there. Whether you’re launching a new product or service for your business, just do it. Your best IS good enough. YOU are good enough!
“Good enough is the new perfect.” – Becky Beauprie Gillespie
2. Talk to Yourself Like You Would Your Best Friend. How you talk to yourself affects everything you do. There are some of you…that will literally talk yourself out of doing something because you think you don’t have enough certifications, degrees, or experience. You would never tell your best friend not to follow a dream because she didn’t have enough… [fill in the blank.] So why would you talk to yourself that way?
“The inner speech, your thoughts, can cause you to be rich or poor, loved or unloved, happy or unhappy, attractive or unattractive, powerful or weak.” ~ Ralph Charell
3. Stop Comparing Yourself. No two people are alike. Don’t spend your valuable time comparing your success with others in your industry who are way more successful than you. They too…started at the beginning, and everyone has different education, life experiences, and resources to pull from. No one is the same.
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” ~ Margaret Mead
This week, get out your journal and write down all the amazing things that you have accomplished, and then spend some time appreciating just how awesome you really are!
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Schedule time in your daily calendar for an “hour of you” time. Plan a workout, read a book, journal or catch up on a few episodes of your favorite TV show. This will allow you to chill out and clear your mind, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle your next to-do. ~ Julie Barnes * Performance Anxiety Coach * Julie Barnes Live