I figure I’m like most people. Not quite a perfectionist but we do like things done to a particular standard. Nothing wrong with that…unless it means we don’t recognise our shortcomings and get help when we need it. And for you perfectionists…it is even more crucial you do. But you already knew that didn’t you?
I don’t speak geek but with a podcast, blog, website, social media marketing etc, to manage, I’ve had to really stretch my tech abilities and gain a whole lot of new skills. And if you are doing the same with these tasks or any task you aren’t comfortable with, you would be aware this can very time consuming. But often necessary.
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What I do (well aim to do) is take a hand off approach to any tasks that don’t require my expertise. Willing to try it yourself? Oh, but it is soooo hard to let go of control. I’m hearing you but I’ve learnt if you want more time to do the things that are necessary and important, it is vital to get help.
If you are having trouble letting go, try these simple exercises this week:
- Outsource an activity you know you aren’t good at
- Seek out an expert to help with a project that is stalling
- Learn and hone a new skill so you can quickly do it yourself
Ones are conscientious and ethical, with a strong sense of right and wrong. They are teachers, crusaders, and advocates for change: always striving to improve things, but afraid of making a mistake. Well-organized, orderly, and fastidious, they try to maintain high standards, but can slip into being critical and perfectionistic.
Key Motivations: Want to be right, to strive higher and improve everything, to be consistent with their ideals, to justify themselves, to be beyond criticism so as not to be condemned by anyone.
The Enneagram of Personality is a model of human personality which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types. Read More in my Book “Good Girls Do Sell“
Why not let go of control this week and see what happens when you get help?
The Dali Lama tells us, “Remember not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
- Develop a support network
- Work with a business buddy
- Join a Mastermind group
“No more prizes for predicting the rain, only prizes for
building the arks” … Don Beck
Best wishes till next time.
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