Perfectionism Kills Productivity

I was chatting with a customer a while back
and he was telling me about two info-products
he’s been working on for around 6 months.

He still he isn’t ready to release them and show
them to the world yet because they’re not perfect.

I said, “They’ll never be perfect, so don’t wait.
Just get them out there.”

All this time that he’s hiding his products is
just wasting time.

It’s time that he could be making sales and building a customer
list who he could ask for feedback on the product.

The customer would be perfectly happy with the products
as they are but could offer advice or ideas for improvements.

Don’t waste time trying to make things perfect.

If you’re waiting for things to be perfect, you’ll
be waiting a long time. Too long.

One of my favorite slogans is “Money Loves Speed”.

Fast decisions and fast implementation is when you can
create great income.

I’m a copywriter also, and to me a sales letter is never
perfect but I get it to a stage that I’m happy with
and then send it off to my client for review and
see what comes back. Even the final draft is
never quite perfect. But it looks ‘good enough’
and works ‘well enough’ so I and my client are happy.

You could apply the same method with your thinking.

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to do everything
perfectly before you start. You don’t need to have
the perfect ‘plan’ before you start taking action.

You’ve got to find that ‘middle ground’ where
you can say ‘It’s good enough’ and then just
go for it.

The worst thing you can do it be like my customer
above with his products – nothing. His products are
complete but they and he are standing still.

If you’re not moving up, you’re moving down.

Start doing something, anything – to get you
moving up and one step closer to finishing your project
or releasing your project. Maybe there is just one
little thing that is holding you back. A technical
issue or something else. Fix it somehow, and get it
out the door..

Start moving to get momentum going.

Keep the momentum going by doing a little everyday,
even if it’s not the absolutely perfect thing to be doing.

Eventually, you’ll automatically get better
at choosing the best things to do to achieve your goals.

If it keeps you moving forward it’s good enough.

Stuart Stirling

 

Why Money Loves Speed And How You Can Get More Speed To See Money Faster

Have you ever heard the phrase “money loves speed”?

I believe it’s a phrase coined by the legendary marketer and copywriter, Dan Kennedy.

We all have our own different takes on what it means, and in this short video, you can hear what it means to me..

So which one are you?

Do you decide fast and then implement fast?

Or do you think and think and over-think about it.. and eventually get no-where?

I hope you’re the former because like they say, “Money Loves Speed”.

When you get this concept, it’ll be a real “ah-hah” moment for you.

And I want you to remember it.. and to use it.

Use it now if you’ve got something on your mind….

  • It could be that ebook or software you want to release
  • It could be that  traffic source you want to try
  • It could be starting to blogging like a mad man
  • It could be making videos and posting them online
  • It could be to do something real crazy and join me in Empower Network
  • It could be simply to change your attitude from negative “I can’t” to an “I can” attitude.

What ever it is that’s on your mind, don’t stew in it any longer.

You should “just do it” (like the Nike slogan says).

And remember to use it for future ideas and opportunities that come knocking on your door.

I’ve seen in my business and friend’s businesses.. that when I’ve decided to do something and take action fast, I always get results.

The most important thing is to just get decide and get started. You can fix it later.

The only only mistake you can make is the mistake of not doing it.

The longer you put off the urge to take action, the more time you end up wasting.

And the less you get in return in the case of a hot opportunity.

So don’t think too much – Just Do It!

As you practice taking action when you get the initial inspiration and just go with it, and stick with it even if you come to a speed bump, you’ll gain momentum and result, money, success are soon to follow.

Peace and leave your thoughts on this below!

Stu Stirling