How to Deal with Perfectionism

You want to expand your mission but you keep getting hung up on the small stuff. Overthinking is holding you back and killing your creativity! This is a problem that so many mission-driven entrepreneurs face. Let me help you get over your perfectionism.

On this episode, I’ll help you investigate where and when you get stuck and offer guidance in how to deal with it. You’ll learn how you can move faster in your business so that you can expand your mission and how to deal with perfectionism. Continue to expand your mission on this episode of Boost Your Sales and Lifestyle.

Episode Highlights

  • [1:10] Overthinking is holding you back
  • [4:45] Recognize your stuck point
  • [5:22] Can you live with good enough?
  • [11:45] Coming up next week . . .

Is overthinking holding you back?

Are you waiting for the moon and stars to align before presenting your newest offering to the world? Perfectionism can be your worst enemy when you are trying to expand your mission and help as many people as possible.

Overthinking is holding you back and killing your creativity. Move past perfection so that you can reach as many people as possible. You have permission to move forward with good enough!

Recognize your stuck point

Last-minute details are often where we get stuck. We keep trying to make everything perfect. When you get in ‘the zone’ and have a sudden burst of inspiration and creativity you can knock out an entire project in an afternoon.

Then… after getting the bulk of the work done, do you sit around for weeks or months on end trying to perfect what you have done? So many amazing ideas never make it to market because they are waiting for someone to get over the minutiae. Don’t let this be you! Do you have a certain area that is your stuck point? Let me know in the comments!

What can you do to move beyond your stuck point?

So how can you deal with perfectionism and move beyond your stuck point? Can you delegate the rest of the work? VA’s are a wonderful resource that you can find on several different sites like Fiverr, Upwork, or even Facebook.

Would an accountability partner help? You could enlist a friend, your partner, or a family member to give you a deadline to finish your project. If you want to reach a wider audience and expand your mission then you have to move beyond your stuck point.

Can you live with good enough?

Sometimes in life, good enough just has to be good enough. Not everything must be perfect all the time. You simply need to recognize when this is the case.

Think about the time that you are spending trying to get something just perfect. How could you better spend that time? Could you be reaching more people by doing something else? If someone else can do a good enough job and you can reach more people in other ways, then it’s time to delegate.

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4 thoughts on “How to Deal with Perfectionism

  1. Hi Lisa
    Overthinking is a huge problem when the ‘committee ‘ is all in the head. Noisy place .
    Thanks for bringing this all down to the simple ‘good enough’!

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