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I am a perfectionist.

Photo Credit: Sylwia Bartyzel (Unrelated but I loved it!)

Mainly because I know how things should be. And when I do something that’s not up to my standards (no-one else’s), I get a tad pissed off.

Exhibit 1 — My new bag that I designed… Isn’t right.

The font isn’t right, the bag should be black/charcoal in not white, I totally disregarded the bleed line so the design isn’t right… even down to the slant on the “N” isn’t up to my standards ?

All really stupid things. No-one would notice but I would.

I could ignore all these things and upload it as a finished product but I can’t. I just can’t.

Perfectionism is a blessing and a curse. I have a weekly Skype call with a very dear friend of mine who is a perfectionist too and we mention it at least once a week! “Am I being a perfectionist about this?” we regularly ask each other.

Perfectionism is frowned upon in the Entrepreneurial space because you should always be putting stuff out there, shipping products and pressing upload but there’s also a duty of care… to yourself and your customers.

If it’s not right for me, it’s not right for my fans. END OF.

I absolutely believe in shipping and iterating, that’s how you build businesses but my standards will not be lowered just to put something out there for the sake of it.

So it’s back to the drawing board (or Sketch App) for me today…

Standards have been set.