Tried is Better Than Perfected


Someone asked me last year after an event why I admitted to never having done what became known as The Yarn Exercise.

"Don't you want people to think that this is 'your thing'?" she asked.

Here's the deal -- it WAS the first time I'd ever done it, and the reason I'm happy to admit that is two-fold:

1. If I say I've been doing something for years, I want people to be able to trust that it's true.

2. I wanted to show that you don't have to have something perfectly honed over 13 months before you try it.

I had the basis of an idea, and all I could control was the way I presented the idea.

Where it went from there would depend upon variables over which I did NOT have control. What I had to trust was that I was capable of taking whatever result ensued and continuing down the path or pivoting as necessary so as not to look like a complete idiot.

The next time I do it, the group will be different. So once again, I'll have to trust that I can flow and pivot as necessary because I can almost guarantee that it won't go exactly the way it did the first time.

== T A K E A W A Y S ==

1. Be honest about your accomplishments. Don't say you're a six-figure funnel creator if you earned your last six figures as a nutrition expert (without a funnel).

2. Don't be afraid to try new things.

3. The best outcomes don't always follow months and months of meticulous planning. Overthinking has its place, but that place is not everywhere.

4. Trust yourself.

5. Leave rigidity at the door. Be flexible to what actually happens versus what you expect to happen.