I came across a blog post by David Smethie from GrowthOnFire.com while working on another blog post for you.  He talked about how he always thought he had to perfectly master something before actively pursuing it. However, he decided to take imperfect action and just do the best he could.  His post really resonated with me as I have had a similar realization. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you are on a similar path or journey as well. That being said, we need to push our perfection paralysis aside and move forward with what we know and be confident that our good intentions will win out at the end of the day.

 

This website & blog is a perfect example of what I mean. The visual design isn’t what I want for the long-haul, but it’s doing the job until I get it to where I want it to be in the end. Instead of waiting for everything to get perfect and then do a big reveal, I plan to do a combination of baby steps and big leaps to reach the goal. I preach what I practice to my clients too. Sometimes you have to leap before you’re ready and learn from what works and what doesn’t to achieve the progress (and revenue) you desire.

 

What challenge, task, or ‘to do’ has stopped you cold or caused you to drag your feet because it isn’t quite how you want it?

What did you do to overcome your bout with perfection paralysis?

When people ask why they should use or like Twitter, I always describe it as the “lazy man’s Google”. Unlike Google where you have to know what problem you are trying to solve or what information you wish to seek, with Twitter once you begin following people of interest information comes to you. As a result, you’re able to expose yourself to more facets of life, people, technology, politics, pop culture or any other topic without ever having to know specifically what you want to discover.

This reminds me of a September 3, 2010 quote by former Twitter CEO Evan Williams:

“Google is very good at ‘I need to solve a problem, I need to buy something, I need an answer. Twitter is more ‘I’m interested in many things, I don’t know what I need to know.”

Happy New Year!

 

First and foremost, the One Epiphany team and I wish each and every one of you a fabulous 2015!

 

Excitement is in the air over here as it’s been three years since I last did any type of blog writing and what better way to start off a new year, but by starting a new blog. So without further ado, I enthusiastically welcome you to the Blog by One Epiphany.

 

You will find a new post on the second and fourth Monday of each month. The posts on the Blog will center around topics such as search engine optimization (SEO), social media, email marketing, and other digital or online marketing techniques with some of my passion for travel and good food & wine sprinkled in for good measure. If there is a topic you’d like to see on the Blog or a question you want answered, be sure to share with us in the comments below. The One Epiphany team and I want to hear from you.

 

Smiles & Blessings,

 

Nerissa Marbury, PMP
Chief Digital Marketer
One Epiphany LLC