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Episode 52: Is Perfection Slowing You Down?

Episode 52: Is Perfection Slowing You Down?

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist?

I think a lot of us designers do. Wanting your work to be perfect isn’t a bad thing, it shows how much you care, but it can get you into trouble. The thing is, nothing’s ever really perfect. If you’re always waiting for the perfect time, perfect product, perfect skill set, or perfect anything, you could be waiting forever. The real magic happens when you find the courage to take imperfect action. 

In this episode, I want to have a real and personal conversation about the challenges of perfectionism. This is something that I battle with all the time, so I want to share what I’ve learned about how to overcome it. 

Topics We Cover in This Episode: 

  • Why perfectionism is a double-edged sword
  • How perfectionism holds you back 
  • The lies that perfectionism tells you 
  • Getting more of your work photographed 
  • Learning to accept that not everything will be perfect 
  • Why you need to prioritize completion over perfection
  • Taking imperfect action 
  • An affirmation to help you overcome perfectionism

Your clients already think your work is perfect, so it’s time for you to give yourself the same recognition. Celebrate your wins, photograph your work, and keep pushing yourself to try new things, even if you feel like you’re not good enough. That’s how we all learn and grow! 


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Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy:

Episode 49: Time Values

Episode 50: Stop Working So Much

Episode 51: Design Fees and Legacy Clients

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