Join the IMPACT coaches for a deep dive on a new topic every month in our free virtual event series.

Register Here
Close

Join the IMPACT coaches for a deep dive on a new topic every month in our free virtual event series.
Register Here
The Ultimate Inbound Marketing Strategy Playbook 2022

Take your inbound strategy to the next level

  • Master the 7 principles of highly effective inbound marketing
  • Dramatically improve your inbound sales
  • Get more buy-in at your company

"Progress Over Perfection: How Striving For Perfection Hurts the Creative Process" [Creator's Block, Ep. 105]

By Marcella Jalbert

"Progress Over Perfection: How Striving For Perfection Hurts the Creative Process" [Creator's Block, Ep. 105]

The word "perfect" may not mean much to some people, but for those like me (a perfectionist to the core) it can be paralyzing.

I have struggled, most of my life, with striving for perfection in many ways.

When it comes to my design work, we often use the term "pixel perfect," but striving for perfection can actually stunt achievement and growth.

In an article I recently read by Thomas Oppong, he describes perfection as "an endless productivity loop."

It can actually hinder the creative process and compromise your work.

 Join the IMPACT coaches for a deep dive on a new topic every month in our free virtual event series.

The desire to keep reworking an idea often stems from self-doubt or second-guessing your ideas and this ultimately could dampen your boldest, brightest ideas without giving them a proper exploration.

Join Justine and I this week as we discuss why the search for perfection truly is detriment to the creative process and how to get around it!

Listen to the Episode

MarketHer iTunes Subscribe

What We Talked About

  • Struggling with perfection
  • “Settling” vs recognizing progress and growth
  • Perfection with design
  • How to reframe your thinking?
  • Work within constraints (time/budget/materials)
  • The 10-Minute Exercise
  • Quantity not quality when first starting

Resources

We Want to Hear from You!

First, subscribe to Creator's Block on Apple Podcasts. Second, have a question or an idea for a future episode of the podcast? Let us know! 

Or, you can shoot us a message in IMPACT Elite!

Join the IMPACT coaches for a deep dive on a new topic every month in our free virtual event series.

Topics:

Creator's Block
Published on May 14, 2019

Recent Articles

"The farewell episode" [Creator's Block, Ep. 123]
February 25, 2020 • 1 min read
"The power of sharing personal stories" [Creator's Block, Ep. 122]
February 11, 2020 • 1 min read
"Why emotional web design is so important" [Creator's Block, Ep. 121]
January 21, 2020 • 1 min read
"Down with new year's resolutions and rethinking goal setting" [Creator's Block, Ep. 120]
January 7, 2020 • 1 min read
"How do we measure success in our careers?" [Creator's Block, Ep. 119]
December 24, 2019 • 1 min read
"The anti-productivity mindset: How doing less can be doing more" [Creator's Block, Ep. 118]
December 10, 2019 • 1 min read
"How to take client feedback like a pro" [Creator's Block, Ep. 117]
November 27, 2019 • 1 min read
"Why we should all play at work" [Creator's Block, Ep. 116]
November 12, 2019 • 1 min read
"To become more efficient, ask better questions" [Creator's Block, Ep. 115]
October 30, 2019 • 2 min read
5 Creator's Block episodes for when you are in dire need of some self-care
October 16, 2019 • 2 min read
"The Biggest Misconception of Client/Agency Relationships" [Creator's Block, Ep. 114]
October 1, 2019 • 1 min read
"Are Designers Ruining the World?" [Creator's Block, Ep. 113]
September 17, 2019 • 1 min read
"How To Really Win the Afternoon… or Not." [Creator's Block, Ep. 112]
September 5, 2019 • 1 min read
"The Biggest Mistakes You’re Still Making on Your Website" [Creator's Block, Ep. 111]
August 21, 2019 • 1 min read
"Are Voice Assistants the Next Frontier or the Start of Armageddon?" [Creator's Block, Ep. 110]
August 6, 2019 • 1 min read
"10 Bad Habits of Unsuccessful People" [Creator's Block, Ep. 109]
July 23, 2019 • 1 min read
"How to Survive a Company Restructure at Your Agency" [Creator's Block, Ep. 108]
July 9, 2019 • 1 min read
7 Episodes to Listen to On (or Before) Your Summer Vacation [Creator's Block]
June 25, 2019 • 3 min read
"How Minimalism Fosters Productivity" [Creator's Block, Ep. 107]
June 11, 2019 • 1 min read
"Avoiding Empty Promise Purgatory: When Good Intentions Are Not Enough" [Creator's Block, Ep. 106]
May 28, 2019 • 1 min read
"Progress Over Perfection: How Striving For Perfection Hurts the Creative Process" [Creator's Block, Ep. 105]
May 14, 2019 • 1 min read
"Agency Tough Love: When It's Time to Break Up with a Client" [Creator's Block, Ep. 104]
April 30, 2019 • 1 min read
Best Podcasts for Marketers and Creatives to Listen to During Their Week [Creator's Block]
April 3, 2019 • 2 min read
"The Life Changing Magic of Brain Dumping" [Creator's Block, Ep. 103]
March 19, 2019 • 1 min read
"What is 'Hustle Culture' and How Do We Break It?" [Creator's Block, Ep. 102]
March 5, 2019 • 1 min read