Many entrepreneurs suffer from the disease “perfectanitis”. It affects your ability to bring a product or service to market because you have a few more revisions to make. It’s an endless cycle that keeps you stuck, not to mention off track when it comes to your financial goals. “Perfectanitis” also affects your willingness to delegate and ask your support team for help. Because you believe if it’s going to be perfect you’re the one that has to do it. This approach will definitely impact your ability to grow your business.
If you’re going to increase your bottom line you must let go of perfection and embrace progress. The desire for a product or service to be perfect is a direct result of looking outside yourself for approval and acknowledgment. When you embrace progress you let go of any thoughts and feelings that you’re product or service is not good enough. I’m sure you started your business to share a product or service that would impact the lives of others, not to hide behind perfection.
The key to moving forward and growing your business is in your ability to let go of “perfectanitis”. I used to suffer from this disease too. And I still have to remind myself to embrace progress over perfection. I would make excuses why projects weren’t complete because fear would keep me locked in the endless cycle of edits and revisions. My coach helped me see that there would always be another edit or revision that could be made, but that wasn’t serving the market for me to hide behind adding more italics, bold font, commas, or graphics.
If you desire to attract more clients and increase your bottom line, then the following strategies will certainly cure your “perfectanitis” and jumpstart your progress.
P – Plan for success, not perfection
R – Release the fear of rejection and fear of failure
O – Overcome the limiting beliefs of not being good enough
G – Gather feedback on products and services
R – Remove any emotional attachment from the market’s response to your products and services
E – Eliminate self sabotage and dispel habits that hinder your growth and success
S – Stop looking to others for approval, learn to acknowledge yourself
S – Silence the negative self talk with bold, courageous, consistent action
What project have you been working on to get absolutely perfect and yet it’s still not ready? Progress attracts more clients and boosts your bottom line. Perfection will bankrupt you.