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While we’re still working on the layout and presentation of our newsletter, I knew that it was more important to make the information available than to wait until it was flawless.
Taking Imperfect Action
I know many entrepreneurs have this belief that everything has to be perfect. They need the perfect website before they go live, they need to polish up each last piece of content before they launch a program, they need the perfect business card or brochure before they network.
Nothing will ever be perfect and everything will always be changing
When I started my business 8 years ago, I basically fell into it. When the opportunity to work with my first client presented itself, I wasn’t really sure how it was going to work. I didn’t have a business card or a website. I didn’t even have packages or prices figured out. I didn’t even have an agreement for him to sign.
I could have waited or postponed things but instead, I jumped in. Before I knew it, I was taking on new clients and building my own team. The rest of the pieces came together as my business progressed.
Over time, I created those things I thought I was lacking. I started with a DIY website that I would be embarrassed to show now, but it got me started and lead me on the path to where I am today.
You Won’t Get Results from Things You Don’t Implement
If perfectionism is keeping you from working toward your goals, think of how you will feel a month, 6 months, or even a year from now when you are no further ahead. Taking imperfect action means swallowing your pride and taking action to move you forward.
What is something that you want to implement but haven’t acted on? For me, my next big imperfect step is VIDEO. Video is big in social media right now and it’s something I have wanted to dive into but I keep holding back. I know that the visibility and connection you gain through video is important to serving a bigger audience. I also know that, without implementing the necessary steps, I won’t see the results I’m seeking.
Don’t let perfectionism keep you from working toward your goals
Taking imperfect action isn’t about being impulsive. It’s about being clear on what you want and taking the steps to get there. Doing so will help you gain clarity and knowledge. When you take imperfect action, you will find yourself growing as a person and you will begin to open yourself to new ideas and opportunities.
Often, when we are resisting something in our business, there is a limiting belief that is keeping us stuck where we are. If things are imperfect we find ourselves in fear of criticism and of rejection. We sabotage ourselves with the belief that we don’t know enough or are not good enough. The solution is in the action. By taking steps forward, even imperfect ones, we will begin to learn to trust ourselves and our abilities and, as a result, will find our confidence is boosted and those voices in our heads telling us we can’t do it will begin to fade.
I am so passionate about helping you set your goals, celebrate your accomplishments and define your next steps. Contact me for a complimentary 30-minute call to explore ways I can help you take imperfect action and create your Fabulously Balanced Life.
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