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'THIS IS YOUR YEAR'  Creating New Habits: Letting Go of Perfection Part 1

Here are a few ways you can do that…

1. You Don't Need to Know How to Do Everything before You Start

If you've been telling yourself that you'll launch your first product once you figure out A, B, C and D…you're giving yourself the biggest excuse ever to do nothing at all. Think about all the things you've done in your life without knowing exactly where you're going. Whether it was to learn to drive, cook a meal, get married or even have a child, most of us jump in and learn as we go. We make mistakes and sometimes screw up royally, but all those are lessons for us to improve or get it right the next time. You do not need to know who your web host will be, how you'll create your site, what autoresponder you'll use or what platform you'll sell your product with…and know each step of all those things before you begin. You'll do them and learn them as you go.

So many people want a precise blueprint and want every step outlined…but there really is no such blueprint because there are many variables that decide how you'll execute your plan. It could be your budget, personal preferences, your target market or just about anything else. If you're looking for a cookie cutter approach to what you should do…you'll get cookie cutter results. But if you can learn what's best for your business as you go and adapt as you make be discoveries, you'll have much more success.

 

2. Be Willing to Adjust Your Plan

Just like you might change the steps you follow or the software you use to launch your product, you need to be flexible with the product itself. When we start, we have these grand ideas of our perfect product. But then we get down to work, we realize that it's going to take forever to get where we hoped. That's the point where the deadline you set for yourself is more important than perfection. For accountability, tell your subscribers your product will launch on a certain day and make sure you deliver. That might mean changing your expectations of what the product will look like, but it's better than waiting until NEVER to launch.  

 

I really encourage you banish the idea of perfection. Instead, take the plunge and learn as you go. Be willing to adjust and for goodness sakes, let others help you…so that YOU can be more successful.

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'THIS IS YOUR YEAR' Creating New Habits: 

How to Get Rid of Anxiety-Inducing Mind Clutter:

 

What we think becomes our reality and unfortunately, we are often our own worst critics. All these stories we tell ourselves become clutter in our minds and keep us from achieving what we want.  {VIDEO}

I've always been an overthinker. And even now, I still am…and it has its benefits. It enhances my creativity, allows me to be empathetic to others and keeps me from being too impulsive…which is one of my weaknesses too. But I've made sure that all these thoughts don’t hold me back from achieving what I want to achieve.

I let all those thoughts come in and then…I let them go. I see them for what they are.

Sometimes they are insightful thoughts that help me move forward. Sometimes they are made up stories that have no basis in reality…although in the past I would have believed they did. Because in reality, I can do anything I want and I can be as successful as I want. It’s only the stories I tell myself or the stories I believe from others that keep me from getting to where I want to be. Same with you. What stories do you tell yourself?

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'THIS IS YOUR YEAR' Creating New Habits: Journaling to Stay Motivated

Why Journal to Get Motivated?

Think back to the last time you had a surge of motivation. Try to remember how it made you feel. What was going through your mind then? If you can’t remember, that’s okay. Just be ready for it when it happens again. If you do remember or find it’s happening again, considering recording your thought processes in a journal.

Sometimes, when you can jar your memory on how you got motivated or stayed motivated, you can reproduce that again. If you record your feelings and actions in a journal, you can simply refer to the journal anytime you need to get that back.  Don’t worry about what you write in your journal. If you write something that doesn’t make sense or is silly, do you disregard it or remove it from your journal?

 

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