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Perfection is a natural flaw that the vast majority of people strive for. It's an admirable quality, and in an ideal world perfection would be king.
The thing is, perfectionism isn't time efficient and often doesn't help us get the job done very quickly... and that should be your TOP goal as a marketer. The faster you can stop dilly-dallying and get things done, the fast you'll get serious results.
My aim here is to offer some practical, real-world ready tricks to help you beat the perfectionist and start working more quickly and more efficiently.
It is natural to want to create the best possible piece of work; however with the demands of modern society productivity is much more important than being able to produce one perfect piece of work. So it's important to start by lowering your own expectations of yourself, you can't expect to be churning out perfect work at a high turnover; however, you can expect to turn out good quality work.
Think of yourself as a salesperson, you want to get the ten $100 sales you can get in one day instead of spending all day working at the one $500 sale, after all, ultimately you will make more money from the ten smaller sales won't you?
What many of us forget is that perfection often leaves us high and dry, with a backlog of work to catch up on and a lack of cash rolling in because of this lack of productivity!
SET A TIME LIMIT!
The best thing you can do if you want to give productivity a try is to set yourself a time limit. For example - you can use a timer and see how long it takes for you to write a "perfect" blog post. 45 minutes? A couple of hours. Find out how quickly you can finish in 30 minutes.
Set a timer for 30 minutes and start writing. By the time you finish, you'll probably have a load of nonsense.
INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
But keep practicing and train yourself to be productive inside that time limit. Once you're well practiced and producing your work within your time limit, start producing extra work. Produce two or three pieces in the time it would have previously taken you to produce one.
The thing with this is that the more practiced you get, the less mistakes you make, and the better you get at it. You'll soon find yourself producing work almost to your normal high standards, practice really does make perfect, or at least pretty close to it!