#8. Perfectionism Pact: How to beat it in just 3 steps!

Around this time last year, I hosted my housewarming party. Everything was perfect… Or was it? Suddenly I noticed the bookcase that was missing, the not so new couch and the lack of seamless color schemes everywhere. I always thought I was no perfectionist because my decisiveness was something everybody loved about me. Boy was I wrong.

It wasn’t until I noticed no one but me even thought about the things that were missing. That’s when I realized: It’s me! I want it to be perfect. Spoiler alert: I’ve never been happier and more comfortable in my home. Imperfections and all!

Perfectionism versus you

We are all guilty of wanting to be perfect. Guess what? You will never be, or at least not to everyone. But you can get close. The first thing you need to do is check your past.

Because perfectionism is not always a bad thing. It has definitely helped you in the past at some point. Can you recall such an event?

Unfortunately, that one time has probably been trumped by many other events where perfectionism has blocked you. There’s no need to be ashamed, take those failed attempts to be perfect and let them teach you a lesson.

Feedback is gold

When you are working with clients, boundaries need to be discussed up front. Your time and energy are your most valuable currency and you can’t spread it around like fairy dust.

Be conscious about the feedback rounds you give to your clients without extra invoicing. Your customer experience should be on point, but your own well-being needs to come first.

Be sure to agree on these terms through a written agreement that has been signed by both parties. That way, there is no room left for interpretation, and no one gets caught by surprise.

Don’t forget to turn the tables and get feedback from others.

When you’re a one (wo)man show, be sure to get feedback from others on your product or service. 

You can do this by:

  • Sending out an Email to former clients asking them to fill out a form.
  • Asking your family and friends to give you their two cents.
  • Tapping into your network of other entrepreneurs and picking their brain.

Your product or service should be an ever-evolving offer!

Perfection does not equal quality

You offer quality! There’s no doubt about it. But that does not mean that everything needs to be perfect. 

First of all, unfortunately no one can be good at everything. The proverb ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ definitely applies here. 

You are excellent in your own niche. You are captain of industry! But that also means there are some areas in life (and business) that are not your zones of genius. 

Guess what, that’s totally fine! All you need to do is excel in your expertise and let the perfectionism on anything else go.

Easy peasy, right?

Do you want a guideline to ditch the perfectionism, but still become the perfect you? Then go check out The Perfect You Book right now. Best thing about it? It’s 100% free!

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Big business

Do you want to take charge of your (freelance) business and be in control of your revenue, clients and your offer? 

You are in control of your business. 

I’ve created a form in which we can see if you are going to be a fit for one of my programs. Filling this out won’t mean you have to buy, this is just seeing if we can work together.

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