Procrastination by Perfectionism: is this Common Habit Killing Your Business?

You know you're not lazy. You're a hardworking entrenpreneur pursuing your goals. You just need to finish a few things first, before you can go live. It's just that your product is not quite ready yet...

If that's how you feel, you're not alone. Most entrepreneurs would tell you they haven't launched their product / service / website yet, because they feel like it's not complete yet. It's just not good enough.

In fact, perfectionism is probably the most common reasons among entrepreneurs for not shipping. But remember: your job is to ship.

In the latest episode of the ActiveGrowth podcast, we're discussing why perfectionism is standing in the way not just of your business but also of growing your skills.

As always, we filled this episode with practical, actionable advice that you can start following right after listening to us! 


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Bonus Content

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In This Episode, You'll Discover:​

  • How your perfectionism can stop you from giving value to the world
  • Why procrastinating is actually more natural than becoming an entrepreneur
  • You're looking at the wrong numbers: what statistics can help you grow your business and what's just vanity metrics
  • The pottery class experiment and how to apply it to your life
  • What a qualified internet psychologist has to say about perfectionism
  • How to overcome your fear of failure
  • What the number one thing is that worked both for Hanne and Shane to get over perfectionism


What's Stopping You?

Do you ever put a project off because you're worried that the audience won't like the not-so-perfect outcome? Stop beating yourself up, you're completely normal and not alone. Join the conversation in the comments below and share your story with us! 

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See you soon with the next episode!

About the Author Alexandra Kozma

Alexandra is a traveling marketer. When she is not editing podcast calls or writing blog posts, she's out there exploring a new city. She helps Hungarians become digital nomads.