I struggle with the mentality that if I don’t do what I said I was going to do, I’ve failed. Two weeks ago, this site went down for more than four days. It really had me off my game. When things came back online, I was so busy restoring client sites, backing up my own mock ups and running my business that I made myself sick. Truly sick, at the doctor’s office getting antibiotics.
Perfectionism is a problem for me. I think for most self employed business owners it’s a struggle. After all, we have to be incredibly self motivated to run a successful service business. We have find the drive to get up every day and do our best at everything, from design to client communications. We train, do our books, network. Some days I can’t believe how many irons I have in the fire! We need to remind ourselves that it’s okay to make adjustments when we need to. I had to make some tough calls with my daily priorities and staying up to date on client work came first.
In the process, WebCamiCafe.com got put on the back burner. It had to. Something had to give. But while I was focusing on other things, I had a great idea.
I’d like to interview members and share their stories on my blog. Are you game? Let’s network and get to know each other better! I’d like the topic to be stories about you that would end up helping a fellow web designer in some way. Give them examples or information you see as vital to your successes. This will come with links to your business/website to share online on your own sites, too.
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RESOURCES: The Imperfect Perfectionist: seasonal secrets for a happy, balanced life (four of my friends, three of my clients wrote this book- and my favorite graphic designer did the artwork)