When you start taking massive actions to progress with your goals and targets, that’s when you know that you are on the right track to succeed, especially that you are focusing on excellence rather than perfection.

Putting too much focus on perfection will demotivate people as they will feel so far away from their final destination or result.

Working with business owners on daily basis, my most common recommendation is a step by step approach to reach market excellence. Let your team focus on incremental achievable daily objectives rather than immediate results.

In my opinion progress is all about continuous process optimization, we need to focus on being successful one step at a time.
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Take your time in explaining the products and services you are selling to ensure that your team truly understands what they are selling. Creating a marketing plan is the next big step! You will need to take your time in educating the market about your passion and business.

How will people know about your offerings? You need to make your ideas go viral first and then they will sell themselves.

Measuring your progress is as vital in any organization, as setting the daily and weekly targets. This is how they are achieved! This will allow you and your team to feel the success and make you feel closer to your vision and mission.

Studies have shown that celebrating small pieces of success keeps your team motivated and persistent on achieving your company’s goals. Especially when everyone knows that “Change” is inevitable in the life of any organisation.

Sustainability is important but incremental change in certain areas will keep your team alert. Getting too comfortable in your own environment whether being at home or in the workplace can lead to a daily routine which creates a tunnel vision attitude towards new ideas and stops your progression.

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Why Perfectionism Can make a negative impact on Your Business?

1. The Psychological Burden of Needing Everything to Be Perfect

Perfectionists set impossibly high standards for themselves. As a result, they are not happy even when they have achieved success, because there is always more that could have been accomplished. Many perfectionists are held back from ever achieving success in the first place, simply because of their anxiety over making mistakes.

2. Unhealthy Stress

One of the most common types of perfectionism is self-oriented perfectionism, in which people impose high standards on themselves. Some people strive for perfection. However, many people cannot live up to their self-imposed expectations, and suffer extreme stress as a result.

When Steve Jobs returned to the company after a lengthy absence, he had moderated his perfectionist streak and learned the importance of relying on a team to share the workload. This change meant that neither Jobs nor his talented team had to suffer from the stress of his perfectionism as they had.

3. Pressure

Another problem that perfectionists face is they frequently feel others expect them to be perfect, and this creates an enormous sense of pressure. Of course, the reality is there is most likely not much actual pressure being directed their way, but a perfectionist cannot see that.

There is also the flip side of this equation, where perfectionists place high levels of pressure on others by setting ridiculous expectations.

Remember, innovations are built by teams, and no success has been free from criticism. Use it to constantly improve. Perfection can be something that is striven for, but rarely obtained. Don’t dwell on criticism, use it to refine and enhance.There is always a difference between being perfect and being cheap. Somewhere in the middle lies the combination found by many of the world’s most successful leaders and entrepreneurs.

Chafica El-labban

Masters of Management

Customer Service & Operations Manager

Lebanese Memes Solutions

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