Perfection, Spiders and Your Business

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

"Our society nurtures the illusion that all the rewards go to the people who are perfect. But many of us are finding out that trying to be perfect is costly."

Most of us are wise enough to know that perfection is something that it is nice to strive for, but to expect it from ourselves or others, is to set ourselves up for disappointment.  And yet we also know that if someone is doing a better job than we are, they are the ones that get the attention, praise and in business, the financial reward.

Some of us respond by giving up. Others beat themselves up and others put themselves in a never ending cycle of trying to beat their last game.

The sad thing is that this last group seems to think that they have to do this alone because they aren’t perfect yet.

Many business owners are afraid that if they hire professionals to help them with their business that the pro will find all the cobwebs in the corners and that their business isn’t perfect.  The truth is we should not be concerned with the cobwebs or imperfections.  Instead, be concerned with taking care of the “spiders…”  the things that caused the problems.

People don’t need to have a perfectly running business to seek professional help.  Most professionals who support business people are not there to judge or criticize.  They are there to help you find time to keep doing the things that are working and support you in fixing the things that aren’t working as well.

It is time to pick your battles and tackle the issues that are going to make the biggest positive change in the shortest time with the least amount of effort…with a professional by your side.

Bottom line:  You don’t have to be perfect before you get the help you need to grow your business.


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