I’m often encouraging people, especially women, to let go of the idea of perfection.
I think perfection is a stall tactic. It’s just a fact: nothing is ever going to be exactly right. Perfect doesn’t exist – the idea is that it enables us to keep striving.
Recently I had to realize that “done” and “done well” are two different things. I wasn’t striving for perfection, but I was definitely rushing to the finish line. And I think the best is somewhere in between.
I’m talking about the launch of my upcoming book, which now has a new name… drumroll please:
The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact
I was rushing to get it out and on the shelf because it feels like it’s been such a long, drawn out process, and I don’t like to keep people waiting. I’m sure you know the feeling.
In this case, I had to tell myself to “slow my roll.” I decided to go with a publishing company, and as soon as I made that choice I felt the stress melt away. Now I’m at a place where I can breathe and I can put my best into the launch process.
So good news and bad news: The Connector’s Advantage is going to be awesome, but you have to wait until March 5, 2019. But because of all of your patience and support, I will be offering a free kindle giveaway on book launch day. Mark your calendars!
And if you are finding yourself stalling for perfection or rushing just to be done, check in with yourself and find your middle ground.