Overcoming Perfectionism for Business

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Take a step. Do something that you want to do, even if you are not exactly sure where it will lead you. 

You have heard the phrase  “Ready, Fire, Aim,” but there an adaptation of that quote by Thomas Peters and Bob Waterman. 

“Ready, Aim, Fire. “

I love this quote. You do not always know exactly what to do or how to do it. You cannot predict what how other people will respond to your ideas. But if you have an idea, you should go for it.

It might be an idea for your blog, or a business idea you have. If you try something, then you will see how people react to it. You can always tweak it later. 

You can use the information you gather from the feedback that you get. Then you can adapt based on that feedback. 

If you wait until you think it is perfect, before trying something then you may never go for it.

The only way to know what things will work is to try something and then try something else. 

Perfectionism is the desire to do things perfectly and the fear of not being perfect. But no one is perfect and the world is unpredictable. 

Your journey to discover your possibilities will have failures and successes. You might be surprised how well an idea you have will work. If something does not work quite the way you expected then ask people for their opinions. 

If you are not sure what your target audience is then you will discover this along the way. If you do have an idea who your target audience is, then you can try to see things from their point of view.

Put yourself in their shoes and always think of the people who will be experiencing you. Think of what those people need and what their values are. 

The emotions of people are important when you think of business or blog ideas.

Entrepreneurs are pioneers of their own unique ideas. Your frontier is in front of you and all around you. 

You can give people something that will inspire and challenge them.

You discover what you can do as you go along. You have to take one step at a time. Do not be afraid to try something that you think might be a good idea. 

Ready, Fire, Aim. It can work. You can evaluate the feedback and connect with people in an honest way. 

People respond to others who seem human like they are. You do not have to pretend to be perfect. It just makes you look pretentious and above them. People like to do business with people that are real like they are. 

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  1. Flora
    Dec 21, 2015 @ 00:39:55

    Annie,
    I have been dealing with some of these same complaints. In fact I have said to myself that I truly know what the people with PTSD go through but did not think it was really happening to me. Today I found your site and finally felt validation for what I have thought. Thank you, thank you for your caring and clarity. Thank you for reaching out to help those of us experiencing these challenges.
    Flora.

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    • gentlekindness
      Dec 21, 2015 @ 07:57:46

      So nice to have you here. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing about yourself. I am glad to hear that my posts are validating to you. We all need to feel supported. It is difficult when the people around us do not understand how we feel and how different it is for us.

      Blessings,
      Annie – gentlekindnesscoaching.com

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