Have you ever spent a lot
of time working on something
that you are 100% sure is a crucial
factor in the success of your project,
Only to find out later that it wasn’t?
Recently I had that experience.
You probably are aware that
we all view the world through our
own filter. That means that our
reality is really a mixture of fact
I have been holding back for many
months now on some actions that
needs to be taken to grow my business
at the speed that I want.
Many years of my life were spent as a
professional student. One Bachelor’s Degree
and two Master’s Degrees to my name
totalling 8 years of higher education after
I was much younger then (weren’t we all?!)
And I played the grade game very well,
earning a 3.8 and a 4.0 average respectively
in my two graduate programs.
Little Miss perfectionist.
Fast forward 25 years.
They say in internet and network
marketing, that anything worth doing
is worth doing poorly.
In other words..just get it out
there and worry about making
better as you go along.
So back to my big judgement
I was blessed this week to be
the recipient of 40 minutes of
private coaching with a one of the
top internet marketers in the country.
I won the session through sheer tenacity.
So Mr. X Marketer took my world
view and turned it on it’s head.
I’ve been holding back from
shouting from the mountain tops.
I’ve been waiting to announce
to the world.
I’ve been postponing taking
MASSIVE ACTION with a
company that I partially OWN
The company website is still
A website that is not up to
my slightly snobby perfectionist
ideals has prevented me
from going out and fully engaging
in the activities that will substantially
grow my business.
Do you want to know
what Mr. X Marketer told me?
He said that most people will not
care as much as I think they will.
That most people will understand
the value of being at the birth
of a company and will see the
unfinished corporate site as
just a small thing..and not a
concern or a worry.
It is MY filter, MY perfectionism
that was clouding my judgment
of the entire situation.
The advice from Mr. X Marketer…
“Go out and start shouting
from the highest peaks!
Hold back nothing as you
tell the world about your
passion. Make sure everyone
knows your story..and why
you’ve spent 18 months
developing this particular
company from SCRATCH!
Stop worrying about this one
small thing and start taking
MASSIVE DAILY ACTION.
The company, product and the
commission structure are so
authentic and unique…you
need to share this NOW!”
The beautiful thing about a mistake
like this is that it is immediately
I have changed my mind-set –
changed my perception.
All of a sudden my business
plan that has been a bit fuzzy,
came into very sharp focus.
2 -3 new business
partners per month is
about to jump to 3-5
new business partners
per week, just by changing
my focus and getting out
of my own way.
PS…I’m liking what Mike Dillard has just
created. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look
at this 4 minute video. The guy is a master
at helping people get unstuck.
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Eric Walker says
Tell it and think it and breathe it and reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it and stand on the ocean to sing your song.
Kate Williams says
Deborah, You are on fire and watch out World! I enjoyed this piece about mistakes very much. I’ve also made recent mistakes including have a focus that wasn’t “laser” but so diffuse it had me squinting and trying to “see” into the fog. What’s helping? Examples from people (YOU), help getting really focused on a niche, helping my team with some “mistakes” they are correcting about their target market, narrowing down my marketing strategies to a strategic few, tuning back into Ren Pro (Eric)….I slowed down, took a break, did some walking and creative work, thought about things with new perspective.
Here’s to “mistakes” and what we learn form them!
Susan Redmon says
Thanks for this reminder. Often the perfectionist just ends up procrastinating. I sometimes fall into this same trap … waiting for the right moment, the right software version, the right picture to go on my blog, etc. But, waiting can be very costly.
As you point out, just get moving and little details will take care of themselves.
Have a great day,
Karen Smith says
Thanks for sharing this with everyone. It is true about waiting for that right moment. It could come so fast that a person could miss it. Maybe they waited to long and somehow it slipped away.