Why Perfectionism Is A Killer For Entrepreneurs

Are you waiting to launch your new product, course, or business because you want it to be perfect?

I’ll let you in on a secret — you’re going to be waiting for a long time.

Entrepreneurship and perfectionism are complete opposites. Just by being an entrepreneur, you’re taking a risk and doing something that hasn’t been done before. As you innovate and go into uncharted territory, it’s almost guaranteed that you’re going to make mistakes and that things won’t be perfect.

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If you believe you can’t do something until it’s perfect, you’re going to have a hard time being an entrepreneur. In this world of being your own boss and calling the shots, there’s no such thing as perfect.

To succeed as an entrepreneur, you have to push past the fear of things not being perfect. Don’t wait until you have all the answers, until your website is perfect, or until your products are immaculate.

Launch it! Get out there! After you’ve put your business into the world, you can get feedback and improve as you go along.

Now more than ever, people are moving from full-time employment to entrepreneurship. We are collectively realizing that the only job security that exists is the one that you create for yourself, but how? My wife Blake and I are successful entrepreneurs who both made the transition while we had full-time jobs.

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Entrepreneurship is an ongoing journey and process. It isn’t a one-time thing, and it certainly isn’t perfect. In fact, it can be downright messy. But as you continue on the path, you can make improvements to your product and your business and see it grow and change.

Perfectionism and entrepreneurship are opposites. To reach your true potential as an entrepreneur, you have to get over the idea of perfection.

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4x Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Futurist. Founder of . Exploring Leadership, Employee Experience, & The Future of Work

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