I admit it. I am a recovering perfectionist. I thought I had conquered my worst tendencies to over-do whatever I’m working on. But then I tackled the E-course I referred to in my last blogpost.
Writing it in the first place turned out to be the easy part. Once I actually sat down and wrote it, that is. Getting it in the shape I am comfortable with – both in what it offers, and the technology of getting it on my website and into an email marketing system – was easier said than done.
The thing is, besides being a perfectionist – a not always admirable quality – I also have a high value of professionalism. Whatever I do in my work has to meet my own high standards of what is acceptable. Another way I could say this, I guess, is that I care (that sounds nicer).
Anyway, thanks to the skill and extraordinary patience of two people – Dan Johnston, who edited and sharpened my copy, and Julien Feyen, who designed the banner for the e-course, and led me through most of the technical work required to publish it (translation – did it for me) – IT’S DONE!
So – for those of you who are already receiving my newsletter – Tips, Trends & Tidbits for Developing Leaders – and would like to receive my E-course – 9 Savvy Steps to Success in Career and Life, please let me know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will begin the process that signs you up (you will receive a confirmation email and once you have clicked on the confirmation link, the course will be forwarded to you).
Or if you prefer, just go to my home page – www.oneononecoaching.com – and subscribe through the form you see there.
It just occurred to me. I should have entitled this: Perfectionism + Professionalism = Pride. The good kind of pride. The pride of accomplishment.
On that note, here are some questions for your reflection:
- What values of yours most matter in the work you are doing?
- What qualities get in the way of honouring those values?
- How do you reconcile what you want to make happen with what gets in the way?
Happy to receive any comments on the above you might wish to share.