Believing your 1.0 is good enough.

  MeeGo 1.0

MeeGo 1.0

When I did my undergrad at BYU, I took a really difficult writing class. It was required for my major, and I had heard horror stories about it. So, I went in expecting it to be miserable. Every week there was a writing assignment due, and it was no walk in the park, but early on, the professor encouraged us to not overthink each assignment, and instead to just read the description, get an idea, and write. He explained that often students got so hung up on wanting their writing to be perfect from the start that they ended up not writing at all. Revision is where all the perfection came. I took this principle to heart, and it saved me so much time and frustration. I have come to call this the version 1.0. 

In starting a business, I am realizing that there is a lot of version 1.0. I often feel that desire to have things perfect from the start creep in. For instance, I have recently been creating videos answering estate planning questions. There are like 5,000 things that could be improved or better in these videos, but I am just going for it, and getting them out there. In time, I can revise and make them perfect, but for now, I just need to continue in the direction of building my business, by striving to do my very best rolling out a 1.0 version of everything that I need to be functional and attract clients to me. And that is exactly what I am trying to do. All the time, like every day, I feel the urge to hunker down and get really really obsessed and revision-y about a particular aspect of my business here or there, but in the grand checks and balances of building a business, getting a 1.0 version functional in all the necessary parts is far more important than perfection in any single category.