One of the greatest bits of business inspiration I’ve received (from a very successful person) is this:
“If you’re only putting PERFECTION out into the world, you’re doing it wrong.”
In other words, *put stuff out into the world imperfectly!*
Because the need for your offering to be PERFECT will only hold you back. It will delay your dream. It will prevent you from taking action. It may even lead to no action at all.
You all know what I’m talking about, right?
So whether it’s your writing, your artwork, your work proposals, your business ideas, your handmade goods, your dance moves, your applications for degrees, your invitations to potential friends or lovers….
JUST. PUT. YOURSELF. OUT. THERE!
Remind yourself that you are worthy enough as you are.
And even if you are rejected, that’s never the end of the world.
Because your worth isn’t based on other people or circumstances, anyway.
And, you can always try again.
Undoubtedly the next time will be better than the last.
Rejection and failure is a REQUIREMENT for success.
So, our site is pretty dang good, right? But want to know something? Ever since the launch, we’ve been working out some glitches, adjusting the mobile format, and reworking our About page. We even made a mistake and accidentally sent THREE of our 10-day emails in one day. oops! We also hired an editor to do grammar checks and launched without a couple of huge BRAND NEW pages that will be added very soon.
You could say I’m feeling proud of us for just going for it!!!
Anyway, I hope we can all feel brave enough to just put ourselves out there in bigger ways.
Me: I’ve got to get a handle on making more videos for you all. The biggest obstacle is I’m normally not all “put together” down in Ecuador on our work days. But I’m guessing you won’t care.
How about you? Tell me now one thing that you think you could launch IMPERFECTLY. We’ve got this!
(photo: no make-up and crazy hair from outside our knitting co-op. If all goes well, you’ll get to sport this lux alpaca sweater for fall! 🙂