You may have heard the common phrase that says, “Done is better than perfect.”
In many ways, it holds a lot of truth.
When there’s something on our hearts or minds to start or do, it is generally better to take action rather than waiting around until everything is perfect to get started. If we try to wait until everything is “perfect,” we risk never actually taking action.
So, while the intent behind this phrase is good, and is generally true, I’m challenging you to think about this a little bit more critically when it comes to your craft and your work.
But if writing a national bestselling book taught me ANYTHING, it’s that really good art — and good work — takes time, discipline, diligence, perseverance, and prayer. It takes a commitment to excellence.
Then, a not-so-great experience with the dentist really challenged me to consider why applying the “done is better than perfect” mantra to all aspects of our work may not be wise, and a few key lessons we can all learn about the importance of diligence and excellence in our work, rather than rushed or careless action with the focus on simply getting things done.
More specifically, I cover 3 core lessons that I believe every ambitious, fast movin’ gal (like myself) needs to remember and apply every single time she puts her hand to something.
If you can do these three things, consistently and intentionally with whatever you do, whether you’re a dental hygienist, secretary, photographer, or six figure business owner, you’re not only going to earn the respect of your customers/clients or peers but I also believe you’ll work toward personal or professional goals with more purpose, and therefore, be more successful AND more satisfied with the process…even if it’s hard and even it’s not what you want to be doing long term.
Does chatting with your ideal audience feel difficult? Like you’re talking to an empty room? You’re most likely missing this one, key detail.
Has a guy ever asked you to marry him on the first date? I bet that wasn’t the next question you were expecting from me. But follow me here.
We all have those first date horror stories where you’re not on the same page or he’s way more invested than you are from the start. And it’s just down right uncomfortable. And a bit off putting. Can you relate?
Now I’m not saying you can’t fall fast for someone, but I am saying there are stages to a healthy, steady, and lasting relationship.
And this, my friend, is where my friend Angie Lee pointed out to me that dating relationships are synonymous to marketing. You don’t ask for their hand in marriage on the first date. And you don’t ask for the big sale in the first email.
Pretty smart, huh?
This is why I just KNEW bringing on Angie Lee to the podcast would be a home run. Angie is a marketing ninja, podcaster, conference creator, and business owner. And she has some stories to tell and wisdom to share.
In this episode, we dive into:
This is a kick butt episode that is jam packed with personal truths AND tangible steps to take toward your dream…today. I’m excited to share this with you because you’ll leave feeling confident in your goals and knowledgeable on tweaks to make in your marketing to tangibly reach those goals.
It’s time to let go of the fear, so you don’t live with regret. You’ve got this, sister.
Let’s say you’re working towards a goal and out of (what feels like) nowhere – a different door opens. An opportunity arises. But it feels like a completely different mountain to climb. A new milestone. A new passion.
What do you do?
Do you walk through the door? Will you look crazy if you change direction? Does that even matter?
When you are multipassionate, you’re so not alone in your goals looking different from season to season. And to that I say:
If this sounds at all similar to your inner dialogue, today’s episode is for you, sister.
Listen in as I bring on my friend, Mallory Ervin. She’s a YouTuber, Miss America Runner Up, three time veteran of the Amazing Race and now – a podcaster. She has impacted so many lives – but different seasons have brought different opportunities of impact for her. Which is why I knew she would be perfect to speak into this area of our lives.
Something she knows incredibly well is that one decision to try something, that doesn’t exactly make sense in the moment, can totally change the trajectory of your life. But you can’t let the sense of paralyzing perfection hinder you from taking that first step.
So ask yourself, Are you leaving space in your life for moments of change?
Sister, it’s time to leave the perfectionistic tendencies behind. The ones that keep us from moving forward. The thoughts that cycle in our minds as we process how others will view our direction changes. Leave behind the fear of starting small. Or starting over.
Who knows what is waiting for you on top of the mountain that was meant for you.
Ever feel that your mind is stuck in perfection as the standard?
We can be inundated with these unrealistic expectations whether that’s from Instagram, or our friends, or simply our own personal narratives – and quite frankly – it’s down right scary when you feel stuck there.
I’ve hit burn out and exhaustion from trying to achieve one more thing, or strive for that level of perfection. And sister, if you can relate, I have something for you today. It doesn’t have to be this way, and it’s time feel fit in lives – physically, spiritually, and professionally.
In today’s, special episode I bring on a gal that I personally coached to help her find breakthrough in her health coaching business, Tanner Hobbes.
Tanner is a trailblazer in the health coaching community – bringing freedom and light into what can be an entangled place: a woman’s relationship with food and with herself.
Listen in as Tanner brings wisdom into the #1 emotional struggle she sees among the women in her groups, how she personally continued to grow her business, and also what to do when you hit complete burn out.
You’ll learn why it’s vital to
how stewardship is the name of the game, and perhaps where you are giving too much in your relationships.
Whether you’re the gal who is a business dreamer, the woman desiring community, the one who is hearing crickets on social media, or the sister who hit a wall in life or business – this episode is for you.
Want more resources? Check out Tanner here.
I don’t know about you, but I have DEFINITELY struggled with self confidence. And not only placing and building my confidence on the right foundation, but also how to find consistency in my confidence.
Being achievement driven (hello Ennegram 3), my natural tendency is to strive, work, and cross the finish line – no matter what it takes. And if I’m being honest, it feels good when I finally get there. At least for the few minutes in between finishing one goal and then starting on the next.
The thing is, having a goal is NOT the problem. You should definitely have them. But it’s when our confidence is placed in the achievement – whether that is from our own expectations or from others – THAT’S where things get shaky.
So sister, if you can relate to this, let me tell you loud and clear: YOU ARE NOT STUCK LIKE THIS.
And to really make sure you grab hold of this truth, I brought on a friend that has experienced first hand the results of mistakenly placed confidence. Meet Marie Wold. Marie is a certified personal trainer and fitness entrepreneur helping women find confidence and reach physical goals from an internal perspective.
When Marie found herself sacrificing personal priorities for physical results, she realized something had change. What I love about Marie’s perspective is that she is all about building confidence brick by brick – it’s not something that will happen overnight, and it’s not something you attain once you achieve a specific goal.
One way she does this? Marie sets an intention of how she wants to FEEL vs setting a goal of what she wants to ACCOMPLISH.
If this resonates with you, check out the episode because we dive deeply into:
Oh, and one of my favorite parts of the interview? She turned the tables and asked ME a question. Find out my answer to how I decipher between good and bad resistance when making decisions!
This episode is jam packed with nuggets of wisdom. So if you’re feeling a bit lost from lack of confidence, or perhaps lost your confidence from lack of direction, listen in for tangible tips on how to gain your power back.
Should you choose the path to a practical career or one that supports your passions?
I recently received a text from a gal essentially asking that question. She really wanted to pursue photography full time, but wasn’t sure how exactly to be able to support herself while supporting this passion.
And honestly, thanks to the internet, it’s a question asked a lot these days. It’s easier than ever to carve out and create your own career through online resources and a simple Google search.
But at the end of the day, you may be still asking , is this the smart route to to take?
I’m here to set the record straight on this little practical vs passion debate.
Listen in to today’s episode as I dive into:
Sis, you’re not in this alone. Identify what you love, focus on your decided upon priorities for that season, and your excitement will transcend to whatever work you put out into the world.
You’ve got this – especially after applying these tips on how to support your passion.
Want a deeper dive for when you’re feeling a overwhelmed on which direction to take? Grab a copy of my book here. It’s the girlfriend guide for when you’re feeling directionless or maybe trying to take too many directions.
Sometimes when you start small, or begin something new, you can feel a bit like an imposter or a fraud.
You tell yourself, ‘why should someone trust or like something that YOU have created?’
That feeling can seem so strong and real, it’ll leave you thinking you’re stuck in your circumstances or have made all the wrong decisions.
Can you relate?
Truth is, sister: we’ve all felt this way- and it’s just as untrue for all of us.
In this episode, listen in to the audio version of Chapter 4 from Own Your Everyday as some truth bombs are dropped on how to eradicate these lies and step into your purpose.
You’ll learn how to identify the reasons you’re holding yourself back (ahem – expectations), the tangible steps to take to break through the mindset limitations, and how to kick your fear of embarrassment.
Because your purpose is way too important to settle for anything less.
If you enjoyed Chapter 4 from the book, I know you’ll resonate with the other chapters as well! Grab your book here!!
There have been seasons when I look around – and I see friends and family just killin it in their careers and making big leaps forward in life. And while I’m so excited for them and cheering them on, it does make me step back and feel as if I’m over here walking in circles without direction.
Can you relate?
That feeling of being lost, not sure what to do next – can make you feel like you’ve made all the wrong decisions. Or even worse – keep you from making any decision at all.
Sister, I so see you in that. But to this I say:
You don’t have to remain feeling as if you’re swirling because the truth is, we all feel a little that way most days. But it’s the steps you take – despite that feeling – is what will propel you forward and out of that feeling.
The first step after stewarding what is in front you, is to ask yourself,
Don’t write off your own gifts, passions, and abilities. Because they were uniquely crafted, created, and given just to you.
Listen in to today’s episode for my other three tips on how lose the feeling that you are shooting in the dark and step forward with intention.
It’s time to blast through your excuses and confusion, and begin to walk in clarity to your next chapter.
Love this post? Grab your copy of Own Your Everyday here!
Ever feel that you are merely attempting to look confident, rather than actually being confident?
It can be easy to lose yourself in the process of the image you are trying to portray- rather than actually being the person you want to be.
Sister, it’s time to kick the insecurities by facing them head on – and this is the episode to help you do just that. Listen in to grab a sneak peek of Chapter 3 from my book, Own Your Everyday. Together, we’ll lessen the distractions from the life you were made for.
I hope you find yourself laughing from quirky stories while also transforming from the mindset shifts you’re about to experience.
It’s time to break ground to break the barriers and step into a lifestyle of owning the responsibility of your insecurity, making a plan on how to respond, and digging into the dirt rather than covering it up.
It’s time to step into the women you were made to be.
Want to read the full book? Find it here!
Sister, let me start out by saying that today’s episode is a story of a gal who embodied stepping into your purpose, before you have everything figured out. She saw a need in her local community and began impacting the lives of those around her through a prison ministry. It wasn’t a hidden purpose she needed to find – she simply began where she was, with what she had, and just…started.
We could all learn a lesson or two on how she – Carlee – impacted the lives of others. Carlee was part of our community and would proudly wear the Your Brokenness Is Welcome Here sweatshirts. Tragically, Carlee passed last November in a car accident. But not before she began leaving her impactful legacy.
On today’s episode, I had the honor of chatting with Patti, Carlee’s mother, about Carlee’s legacy, what the Your Brokenness is Welcome Here movement meant to her, and how she has picked up with the prison ministry where Carlee left off. Patti is so strong and such a steadfast spirit and has witnessed the prison ministry grow exponentially over the last few months.
I was so touched when Carlee’s family reached out, and they have been such a blessing to me. Their story truly puts life’s priorities into perspective and continues to ground me.
Sister, I’m here for you to pursue your big dreams and aspirations – but I don’t want you to miss the lives you can impact in the here and now. Your purpose isn’t something that is lost, nor is it something you need to wait to stumble upon. You can serve, help, and impact others through the simple, non-fancy actions in your everyday life.
Carlee’s story has so touched my heart and I know it will for yours, too.