Show Notes

Episode 216: Start Where You Are (Redux)

Perfectionists tend to want to have all their ducks in a row before getting started on a new project. That tendency can be paralyzing. And it’s so unnecessary. In this episode, which originally ran in November 2018, Janine and Shannon talk about how just starting where you are can benefit you in so many ways.

Discussion topics include:

  • Why things don’t have to be perfect in order for you to get started
  • That just by starting and moving forward, you create momentum
  • How you don’t know what you need to know until you start
  • The paralyzing effect of perfectionism
  • Some current examples from Janine and Shannon’s lives of how they struggle with this
  • How thinking of doing something as a practice or experiment can take the pressure off a new project
  • Starting a new system now and worrying about the backlog later
  • The impossibility of setting up a perfect system before you start
  • How stopping things that aren’t working out for you is smart


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