Yesterday, I wrote a post asking, “Are You a Cow or a Buffalo?”
I received some very kind emails that the message was helpful and added value to them. That is my goal every day, “To be a motivational influence who adds value to other’s lives.”
As many of my readers also noticed, it was filled with typos. While I am not proud of my typos, I make them every day. On this particular message, I made more than usual, as I accidentally shipped the unedited version of this post that I wrote earlier in the week. I messed up and some of you ‘kindly’ noticed.
While as a daily blog writer and speaker, it is a bit embarrassing, it also proves an important point.
I know I should probably hire an editor, or at the least ask my wife to read my daily posts, but I am not worried about my technique as much as I am focused on making positive change.
So often, we get so caught up in perfection and forget that our job is to help and serve others.
- How often to you have a good idea, but never act upon it?
- How often could you add value to a prospect or client, but don’t pick up the phone?
- How often do you hesitate to genuinely thank someone because it may feel a bit awkward?
I have met some of the most brilliant insurance professionals who prevent themselves from achieving greatness because they can’t get out of their own way.
- I have heard from people who have worked on a blog post for six-weeks only have it live forever as only a draft.
- I have heard from people who will only make the call to their prospect if their sales script is perfect.
- I have heard from people who hesitate to add value to others because the time is just not right.
If you believe in your company, your products and services, and the value you bring, you owe your audience your message, even with all its warts. Your message will always have imperfections, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t contain tremendous value.
When you believe in what you do and how you serve others, the message becomes far less important than the messenger. People will buy you and your passion before they will ever buy your product or message.
What are you waiting to ship? Why are you waiting?
There will never be a perfect time. There will never be a perfect message. Do it now.
I can tell you with 100% certainty that if I waited for my message to be perfect, I would never ship anything……and I wouldn’t be helping anyone.
The same is true for you. Your imperfect message may be exactly what someone needs to hear that day. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a leader and serve others.
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If this message added value to you and you found a typo, you have proved my point. If there are no typos or grammatical errors, maybe I finally hired an editor:)