Over the last couple of weeks I have heard one song over and over in my mind. Fairground Attraction – Perfect.
You see I am a recovering perfectionist, who is not perfect!!!
Over the last few months I have worked my butt off trying to get my new site how I wanted it, getting product set up, working with clients, being a mum and getting on with life.
What does that mean? It means it doesn’t all look 100% the way I want, not everything works properly and I didn’t get everything finished when I wanted.
Is this OK. Well, for a recovering perfectionist it’s far from ok, there’s a big BUT here…..for a business owner it’s perfectly acceptable.
You see, what’s important is that I did it.
I didn’t push back dates.
I didn’t cancel the whole thing and hide in a corner crying because it wasn’t perfect.
I didn’t sit and eat a block of chocolate because I was a failure (been there done that).
I accepted that I did what I could and that at this point in time, that was enough and I got on with it.
In business and life remember the words of Nike ‘Just Do It’ and you can add in the wisdom of Michelle Bridges and say ‘JFDI’. I’m sure you can guess that the ‘f’ doesn’t stand for fudge.
So what does it mean for me? Well it means that I need to go back over with my VA and check Autoresponders and downloads etc and need to spend time tweaking stuff. This will be done over time.
You see business and life can’t come to a standstill because something is only 80%. What a waste of a life that would be.
You have to have a plan in business and you need to stick to that plan and the goals and milestones attached to it. However, those are all movable posts and to not accept that things will change can be arrogant, or it can leave you in a fit of depression thinking you are useless because you missed a goal by $100. I’m not joking, I have been a complete bitch to myself over the years (not anymore) but I was never as tough on myself as I have seen some people.
Will your customers mind if you’re not perfect? Hell no. Do you think they are? As long as you accept your imperfections, correct any issues and apologise for any issues – all should be ok.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying your can’t be perfect, or have a perfect product or service. I’m saying don’t expect it 100% of the time, and don’t shoot yourself if something stuffs up.
Have a listen to the song of this inspiration http://youtu.be/txapREGWHp0
Don’t forget the Tweetable@samanthaleithPerfection is not the only option
See you next week.