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Episode 135

The Perfect Mindset Is Imperfect with Mackenzie St. Laurent

A Guide to Business Growth and Self-Worth

Today marks the beginning of a new season for She Talks Business—The Beginner Mind Essentials for Business. In this episode, you’ll learn about the transformative shift from perfectionism to embracing imperfect action and recognizing the intrinsic value of self-worth in business. This special guest, Mackenzie St. Laurent, will be asking me some really insightful questions about the early stages of launching your own business and along with her you’ll learn some wisdom that even seasoned entrepreneurs will find value in.

Overcoming Perfectionism

Perfectionism, a significant barrier to business growth, can be conquered by seeking support and feedback. To detach your self-worth from your work, consider enlisting the help of a coach or peer group, fostering accountability and overcoming the pitfalls of perfectionism. Focus on comparing your current self to past achievements rather than fixating on an idealized future.

Shifting Mindset: The “Gap” vs. “Gain” Philosophy

The “Gap” vs. “Gain” concept encourages focusing on the progress made, diverting attention from future aspirations. This mindset shift proves crucial for personal and professional growth, fostering the acknowledgment of achievements and appreciation for the journey rather than fixating solely on the destination.

Creating Accountability and Support

Investing in coaching generates the necessary tension for behavioral change and maintaining focus on progress. Practical strategies for accountability include preserving a collection of thank-you cards and letters to serve as reminders of the positive impact made. Regularly reviewing the past year’s accomplishments aids in reflecting on progress too.

Energy Management and Seeking Validation

Conscious awareness of the impact of positive and negative energy on success is essential. Seek advice and validation from experienced individuals, aligning with those who provide support, encouragement, and expert guidance for sustained business growth.

Embrace imperfection, conquer perfectionism, and adopt the mindset of progress over perfection. This season is meant for every entrepreneur to help you get back to the basics so that you can continue to grow and succeed.

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What’s in This Episode

  • Overcoming perfectionism and separating self-worth from work
  • Putting work out for others to see and interact with to receive feedback and improve
  • Finding support and creating accountability to overcome perfectionism

What To Do Next

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Where to Find Mackenzie

Books Mentioned in This Episode

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Next week we’ll be continuing The Beginner Mind Essentials for Business season!

The Perfect Mindset Is Imperfect

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Lisa Larter

Founder and CEO of the Lisa Larter Group, master strategist, author, speaker, podcast host, social media expert, consultant, and business coach. Lisa inspires entrepreneurs and business owners to see the possibilities for their organizations when it comes to strategy. She uncomplicates modern marketing and creates (and implements) strategies for businesses that are guaranteed to increase visibility, inbound leads, and revenue.

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