Episode 10: {GEIP} The Brain Hat

Janine and Shannon have decided that each episode that ends in a zero will be a Good Enough In Practice {GEIP} episode, where we talk about something that demonstrates how embracing good enough is helping (or could help) one of us.

This week, Janine talks about the knitted Brain Hat she started making for a friend to wear in the March for Science in April 2017. Perfectionism took over and she stopped working on it. This bright pink hat sat in her dining room on a styrofoam head for nearly a year and a half until, prompted by the podcast, she decided to try to get past the perfectionism and finish the damn hat.

Discussion topics include:

  • How perfectionism got in the way of her finishing the brain hat (a brain surgeon is involved)
  • How working on it a little at a time made finishing the hat feel doable
  • How recognizing what was important about the project helped her finish it
  •  How Shannon’s anti-procrastination quiz helped her (and can help you) identify her productivity block

Shannon put on her coaching hat and helped Janine shift her perspective so she could finish the hat.

Comment from Janine: Guess what? It worked! I finished the hat and delivered it to the recipient, Lucinda. She loved it. She even texted that her husband was impressed with it! 

Here are a couple of photos of how the stalled hat looked before Janine resumed work on it, along with a close up of the finished hat and a fabulous photo of Lucinda wearing the hat.

 

 

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