Screw Perfectionism

Screw Perfectionism

Big Magic — Screw Perfection.

 

{ Men: “Well, I’m 41 percent qualified for this task, so give me the job!” Yes, sometimes the results are ridiculous and disastrous, but sometimes, strangely enough, it works—a man who seems not ready for the task, not good enough for the task, somehow grows immediately into his potential through the wild leap of faith itself. I only wish more women would risk these same kinds of wild leaps. But I’ve watched too many women do the opposite. I’ve watched far too many brilliant and gifted female creators say, “I am 99.8 percent qualified for this task, but until I master that last smidgen of ability, I will hold myself back, just to be on the safe side.” Now, I cannot imagine where women ever got the idea that they must be perfect in order to be loved or successful. (Ha ha ha! Just kidding! I can totally imagine: We got it from every single message society has ever sent us! Thanks, all of human history!) }

 

As women we have been told most of our life, by society or people close to us, that we are “not good enough” or “leave that to the boys” Continue reading “Screw Perfectionism”

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Quit Hiding Behind “THE LIST”

Quit Hiding Behind “THE LIST”

 

Quit hiding behind your “To-Do List”

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m the queen of lists… BUT too many of us get so caught up in constructing the PERFECT list that that’s all they do…Make Lists.

List making doesn’t get you money or content or or or.. Well, anything except a list, and a little piece of mind. BUT that’s not really what you’re looking for, now is it?

So you get it all down on paper, you’re ready to start taking action and guess what? The day is over or you’re out of time or your appointment is about to start. Damn, no action taken yet…. Continue reading “Quit Hiding Behind “THE LIST””

What’s stopping you?

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Orville Wright didn’t have a pilot’s license.

That didn’t stop him from making history.
That didn’t stop him from following his dream.
That didn’t stop him from pushing the status quo.

Rome wasn’t built in a day..

Rome wasn’t built in a day..

“Rome wasn’t built in a day and it sure as hell wasn’t built by only one person”

Flash back to one year ago today… I was cleaning up from hosting a huge community event for my previous employer. I remember thinking how proud of that event I was. We were expecting approximately 200 people to attend and I remember my boss telling me that he was concerned that I didn’t do enough to get the word out to ensure that we would get enough attendance. I knew that I had been dedicated to advertising and promoting this event for months, I had given it all of my effort. The thought that maybe I didn’t do enough completely crushed my energy. I then walked in on the day of the event with the “lets just get this over with” attitude, I was disappointed with myself before the event even began. Continue reading “Rome wasn’t built in a day..”