Episode 77 – Letting go of perfectionism

In our journey meeting small business owners, we keep seeing the problem of perfectionism. And yes it is a problem.

We love improving processes.  We also know that the sooner we can identify and correct errors the easier they are to correct. However, we have noticed that most incarnations of perfectionism are holding people back from the success they deserve.

They approach the problem of perfectionism with good intentions. However, as they fill up their life with more and more tasks, they end up with hurting themselves. They trap themselves in a loop that makes it impossible to move forward in life.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Do not let your perfectionism be the pavement

In order to better address the issue, we found a wonderful series of articles over at the website Personal Excellence. Celes put together three wonderful articles on the subject on these topics.

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Episode 49 - Stop the excuses

We all have a lot of hurdles that keep us from growing our businesses. In this episode, we address a number of those hurdles including time, money, skills, and fear.

Time

As small business owners, this is often the most cited reason for not being able to grow our businesses. We have found through monitoring our time, we waste a lot. Kristin has beaten over 2,500 levels of candy games. Jeff has gotten hundreds of character levels in games like Skyrim and Fallout 4. We can't even count how many hours we waste on social media. Do we all need down time? Absolutely! However, we often feel like we need more downtime because we aren't being intentional with it. Creating a time budget will allow you to be intentional with your time. It is based on the same theory as the zero based budget for your money. When you become more intentional with your time, you will get more done and enjoy your downtime more. 

Money

It often feels like you need a huge amount of money to start a business....

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Episode 9 - 10 tips to thrive during the holidays

In this week's episode we discuss how to survive the holidays with your sanity intact. We give you 10 tips to thrive during the holidays. Some of the tips are business related and some are personal but all are really useful. We had a lot of fun recording this episode and we hope you enjoy listening to it. Just remember that the most important part of the holidays is to enjoy your time with family and friends.

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10 tips to thrive during the holidays

  • Order a fresh turkey rather than buying a frozen one
  • Make side dishes in advance
  • Write out your Christmas cards before Thanksgiving and buy next year's cards during the after Christmas sales
  • Don't do a new product launch between Christmas and New Year
  • Prerecord, pre-write, and pre-schedule content now
  • Put together correspondence you need to send out for early 2016 now
  • Shop online for gifts to save time
  • Prepare for tax season now
  • Get events...
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