Stop Striving For Perfection

Or How I Overcame My Fear Of Writing

I remember when I first heard about blogging. The thought of typing out my leadership insights and ideas thrilled me. Then those same thoughts terrified me.

Soon, they turned from excitement to dread. Why?

Because I was caught up with the idea my work needed to be perfect. I had to strive for perfection.

Perfection isn't for leaders

I Was Foolish

But I was also normal. Everyone who has the desire to create art wants to do so with perfection.

They want their work to be above criticism. They want people to love what they do.

I was striving for perfection.

The truth is this often isn’t possible. Especially as you first start out.

I couldn’t be perfect in my writing. I didn’t know how to write well. And I felt foolish

So I hid.

Leading Like Christ In The Workplace With Charlotte Gambill

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 36

Leading in the world can seem to be a complicated matter. You don’t know how to speak up or share your faith. Or maybe you think you can’t.

But you can. And that’s why I’m excited to have Charlotte Gambill on the Answers From Leadership podcast today. She’s going to share some things you can do to lead like Jesus in the workplace.

You can show your faith in the workplace!

Charlotte leads LIFE Church, UK in England with her husband Steve. Charlotte has a deep love for people and a zealous love for God’s house. Her passion is to build the local church, see people reach their full potential, and to develop and strengthen leadership.

Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast

 

Show Notes

What else would you like listeners to know about you?

I’m bilingual and we have 2 great kids back in England.

22 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Fate Of The Furious

A Reel Leadership Article

My mind is still trying to comprehend how there are now 8 Fast and the Furious movies. It seems like yesterday I was leaving the Cinema Carousel after watching the first The Fast And The Furious movie in 2001.

I was driving my 5-speed manual 1994 GMC Sonoma. Revving the engine and trying to feel like I was one of the characters from The Fast And The Furious. Alas, I never was and never will be but the thought still lingers.

After watching any of The Fast And The Furious movies, I still get the urge to do a burnout or get into a police chase. That’s just how these movies make you feel.

quotes and leadership lessons from the fate of the furious

Two years ago I shared leadership lessons from Furious 7… And now we’re on the eighth movie in the franchise. Mind blowing!

Take Five Everyday

Our days are constantly filled with activity. Looking at our calendars, we see our days are already penciled in.

It’s hard to find time to get everything finished. It’s hard to find time to breathe on some days.

We feel overwhelmed with everything going on.

Continue to encourage people

So what I’m going to tell you will seem difficult to process. You may even push back against this little piece of advice.

Every day I want you to take five minutes out of your day and write a note of appreciation to someone in your organization or life that has made an impact.

What 5 Minutes Can Do

There are so many awesome people in your organization that go unnoticed. They’re left behind and don’t get the recognition they deserve.

By setting aside 5 minutes every day (and most days won’t require this much time), you can begin to show your team that you appreciate them.