Online Network Marketing Perfection #12

by Del Edwards

Perfection. Dictionary.com defines it this way: “The condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects.”  Now, whenever I’m writing, I’m always consciously aware of the mistakes that I generate during the process. Sometimes I hit the backspace or delete keys in order to remove the offending flaws and replace them with more acceptable options. Sometimes I remove entire paragraphs and rewrite them, but in spite of all of my efforts, I have yet to achieve perfection when writing a blog.

In online network marketing, I have encountered similar experiences. When I began marketing my business, I attempted to put everything perfectly in place before contacting any individuals on my list. I wanted business cards to be available and the task of picking the perfect cards with the perfect font in the perfect color with just the perfect amount of information on the card was utterly exhausting and extremely time consuming. And that was just the card. I still had a website to work on and of course I wanted that to be perfect before I spoke to a soul so that I could refer them back to my perfect site as needed.

Next, I had to put a system in place in order to catalog and file my leads and contacts. I wanted that to be perfect before I started so that whenever I needed to speak with a contact, I could refer to my perfect system and have all the information readily available. That further delayed my actual marketing because I felt it was necessary to have everything perfectly in place before starting.

Now, for you to understand my point, you need a little background information. My mother was the person who introduced me to this network marketing business that I was trying to introduce to others. While I was spending time perfecting my delivery and while I was busy trying to create a perfect system, my mother was blazing through her list and signing people into her business left, right and center.  Once again, the term “ignorance on fire” came to mind. She did absolutely EVERYTHING WRONG (according to MY way of thinking). But she was DOING and I was NOT.

In a matter of about three months my mother had built an organization with over ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY people in it. She still did not understand the system completely and would call ME to explain things to her prospects. She would call ME to go into her back office and check on things for her because she didn’t really understand how to do “all that stuff”… but * I * did and I had whopping FIVE people in my organization.

The act of trying to perfect everything was probably the single most paralyzing experience I have had in network marketing. I have come to realize, and I hope that you do as well, that consistent, deliberate, intentional action is what is required for us to achieve success in this industry. There are certain things that need to be done routinely, but not perfectly. Perfection is irrelevant. In this business, those who continue to seek perfection will find themselves falling far behind those who just go and do it. (Check out my first post on this subject)

Remember this one thing… It is better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

To your success!!

Del Edwards
http://deledwards.com

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