Are you like most Entrepreneurs who over complicate things in your business? Instead of taking imperfect action you wait for perfection. This has been me when creating videos for my business. I have come up with every excuse in the book not to take action. Oh I am not a good video editor, I don’t want to be on camera, I don’t have this piece of equipment or software…excuse after excuse. Then one day I was preparing this blog post about ways to stop over complicating this in your business. This post is to urge my clients and tribe to take imperfect action in their business. Well, to encourage you to take imperfect action, I dusted off the video software and created the video below to highlight the following four tips for the blog post.
Your Four Steps
In no way this video perfect but I took action and got it done. So as you look to take imperfect action and stop over complicating this in your business remember to:
- Define the Tasks – Be clear about the tasks that you to complete and the results you expect up front.
- Focus on Deliverables – Instead of worrying about the process and how someone does something, create checklists based off deliverables for every project that you’re involved in so that you can get the tasks done.
- Set Milestones and Deadlines – Set milestones and deadlines based on the expectations of what you want to do.
- Let Go of Perfection – This is the hardest tip to carry out. When you are operating a business based on your purpose and passion you want everything to be perfect before you show the world. But let go of perfection and remember you can edit, update and change at anytime. We are not perfect humans and imperfect actions is better than no action….
Here are a few bonus tips to also help you get away from over complicating things.
Use a Project Management System – There are many project management systems such as Basecamp.com, Asana.com and others. It’s imperative that you use a project management system to keep track of the things that are to be done each day, week and month. I use Asana.com for my bigger projects.
Acknowledge Your Progress – By acknowledging your process you will make feel better about your accomplishments and stay motivated to complete a bigger project.
Ask for Help – No matter how much you want to you can’t do everything. No successful business owner can. Know when you need to ask and seek the help you need.
Between writing this blog post and completing the tool inventory I mentioned in A Challenge For You – Use What the Tools You Got I have become more comfortable with taking imperfect action in my business. But what’s more important is what will help you take action in your business. Comment below to let me know what imperfect action you will take today.
Praying Your Success,