As an entrepreneur, you likely put a lot of pressure on yourself to produce in order to succeed.
In fact, you might put too much pressure on yourself. You might feel like you need to have everything just right.
You may complete a certain product or interview or email, and then not put it out into the world because it’s not “perfect.”
Perfectionism rears its head and stops you from actually making progress. In some cases, you want something so bad that you become too intense—about you set yourself up to fail.
Perfectionism causes procrastination.
By managing your mind, though, you can halt perfectionism in its tracks—and you can get more done.
It’s all about the mental game!
All of HeartCore’s programming provides everyone the same formula. Some of them succeed wildly, creating six figures in a matter of months. Others don’t—and then they get mad they’re not getting the results they expect.
Why do members of the same group, consuming the same information, get different results?
Because of how they’re playing the mental game.
If you want to be among the entrepreneurs who get great results, you’ve got to master your mental game.
Here are three steps to overcoming perfectionism, so you can keep moving forward toward your goal.
Step 1. Cut the fat.
Look for places in your day that you’re obsessing or putting too many things on your plate to create a result you want—but where you’re actually causing yourself to go backward.
Here’s an example from a recent Coffee with Shanda:
Shanda Sumpter, HeartCore Business’s Queen Visionary, goes live every weekday at 6 a.m. for Coffee with Shanda—20-minute livestreams where she shares advice about growing your business.
On this particular day, Shanda had scheduled a full content day, where she’d be producing video content all day long. She had a team of stylists coming in at 7 a.m.—well after Coffee with Shanda—to get her made up and ready for video production.
So instead of rushing to get made up before Coffee with Shanda—which would have caused her stress and put something extra on her plate on that very busy day—she just threw her hair in a ponytail and did the show without makeup.
In the past, she would have stressed overlooking perfect. But now, she realizes that getting ready twice is simply a form of perfectionism and one that would cause her undue stress.
So she “cut the fat” and instead focused on delivering awesome information and content.
Ask yourself whether you’re pushing too hard in a way that is causing you to reverse.
The busier you are, the more things fall through the cracks. So cutting out those extra tasks (the ones that don’t bring you closer to your desires) is beneficial. It allows you to focus—and spend your resources—on what’s truly important.
When your calendar is not filled to the max, then you have more bandwidth to show up and give.
Which brings us to the next two steps …
Step 2. Show up vibrantly in the present moment.
Everything comes down to your tone, your energy, and your way of being.
If you’re stressed out and feeling the pressure of perfectionism, you are chipping away at your personality and character.
So when it’s time to show up and deliver your content or make an offer or just be in your entrepreneurial role, you’ve got to shift your energy into a giving energy.
You’ve probably seen people who haven’t learned to master that shift: they’re the people who come into a party grumpy and down, and everyone’s asking, “Are you okay?”
Maybe they just had a fight with their spouse, or got stuck in traffic … and they let themselves get stuck in that energy.
Of course there are moments when you need support—to be listened to and heard and loved.
But in general, if you want to succeed and get the results you desire, then you must master your energy.
Easier said than done, right? So how do you shift your energy?
Step 3. Focus outward.
Whenever you’re in business mode, focus on what you have to offer. Focus on the gifts you want to share, and on how you can make a difference for people.
Whatever you like, go after. Be better at what you’re already doing.
At the end of the day, focus and work on producing a result that makes a difference in the world. Cut the fat to get more done, show up vibrantly in a giving energy, and focus on how to give more.
When you do, your results will soar!
Keep yourself ACCOUNTABLE. In the COMMENTS section, let us know if this message resonates with YOU.