'THIS IS YOUR YEAR' Creating New Habits: Letting Go of Perfection Part 2
3. Don't Assume You Know What “Perfection” Means to Others
We all have this idea of what our ideal product should like, so we get married to the idea and it's hard to let go…but realize that you have no idea of what perfection looks like to your customers. And the only way for you to really discover that is by getting content out to them and letting them tell you what else they need…and then providing it to them. Why spend months or even years creating something, only to discover you were missing what your customers really needed?
Just let go. Let your customers surprise you and tell you what they need.
And yes, you could survey your followers before you release your product…but then you're getting the feedback of people who simply say they're interested. You want feedback from people who have already committed and paid you, so you know how to serve your actual customers better.
4. Let Others Help You
I was overwhelmed by things just like you. All the tasks I had to complete and learn how to do. All the content I had to create. And I had to do it all because it had to be perfect. But that thinking was wrong for a couple of reasons:
– There are far more talented and knowledgeable people than I am…so it's silly for me to try to retain full control of each part of the process.
– I only have so much time in the day. If I'm trying to do everything, things are going to slip through the cracks. People get most bogged down in the creation process and they skimp on the selling and marketing part…and really cheat themselves in creating a best selling product. The moment you start to let go and to accept help, the faster your will success come. Because after all, we create products because we want to help people…but if we can't sell them, how are we going to get them out to those people?
I really encourage you to banish the idea of perfection. Instead, take the plunge and learn as you go. Be willing to adjust and for goodness sake, let others help you…so that YOU can be more successful.