I hate to let go. I am afraid to press send. I am scared of releasing products. I have written hundreds of thousands of words that have been seen by zero eyeballs other than my own.
Even though I’ve done a lot moving forward over the last few years and have had some good success in a few areas, I have to battle this disease every. single. day.
But I am getting better… slowly.
Here are 4 ways I’ve found to overcome being a perfectionist:
1. Surround Yourself with People That ‘Ship’
“The only purpose of starting is to finish, and while the projects we do are never really finished, they must ship.” – Seth Godin (Linchpin)
My thinking is that if you want to really improve at something, find people who are GREAT at what you want to improve at, and talk with them. Hang out with them. Listen to them.
Justin Williams – host of House Flipping HQ and a great real estate expert – and I are a part of a few small masterminds together. His best skill is one of the single greatest skills you can have as an entrepreneur: delegation. (more…)