How To Handle Curveballs In Business

September 30, 2022

Podcast featuring Jennifer Bleam

I encourage my clients constantly to step into the uncomfortable. If they want to grow, they need to try new things and stretch themselves. And sometimes they grumble…while they execute. Anytime you step into something new, you’re presented with a great opportunity for improvement and growth.

This month, I’m rolling my eyes because my own words are coming back to haunt me. When I impart wisdom into my clients’ lives, it’s very logical, and I’m very detached from my advice. But it’s a little different when CHANGE foists itself on me. This month, as I’m rolling out something new, I’ve been very uncomfortable. And like my clients, I have a million questions.

If you prefer to listen to the full interview, check out the podcast below.
And I’ve been reminded that when my clients try something new and ask a million questions, it’s not because they don’t want to execute. It’s because they want to execute well. And maybe my clients are like me; I struggle with perfectionistic tendencies. But, as I’ve reminded myself almost daily this month, “Done is better than perfect.” And “Perfection is the enemy of great.”

So with this new program I’m launching, I’ve asked a million questions. Not because I’m unable to execute without answers. But because I want to deliver something GREAT.

The fact I reminding myself is that the goal is not to launch with perfection. In fact, at DattoCon a few weeks back, Mark Rober mentioned that if you launch something the first time and it is great and it works and it solves the problem – that this is a problem. Because it was wonderful from the start, there’s very little need for optimization. Which means that you probably launched too late. After all, it’s the “failures” you learn from. (And, failures are just a learning opportunity.)

There are some things you must learn by jumping into the deep end. Yes, that can feel uncomfortable, especially if you’re committed to executing with greatness and delivering a quality experience and a quality product. That doesn’t mean that everything must be perfect. Perfection is the enemy of great.

Back to Resources