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.

2017 Annual Reader Survey

Every year I put out a reader survey. I do this to get your pulse. To discover what you’re going through and what you want or need to learn.

Heading into 2017 is no different. I’m coming to you, my readers, to ask you to take the annual survey.

Take my annual reader survey

I take the time to read through every response and consider your feedback. Your thoughts, comments, and answers will help shape the future of

They help me to write content based on what you’re going through. With your feedback, I’m able to craft content that suits you.

Will you help me get to know you better?

If you’d like to help shape the future of the blog, please complete the survey here or in the form below.


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Anyone else amazed at how quickly the new year started off? It seems like yesterday I was ringing in the new year with my wife, my parents, and a couple of my siblings.

Now, we’re off and into February. And, for me, this month is only going to increase momentum. I’ve got a lot planned and hope you do as well.

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Will You Take My 2016 Reader Survey?

Every year I make an ask of my readers. That ask? Would you take my yearly reader survey.

Help make my blog better

I want to make this blog a great resource for you and those you know. I can only do that if you help me.

That’s where the survey comes in.

By answering the questions in the survey, you help me to know you better. Knowing you better, helps me to create content and resources that will serve you.

So, I’m asking you: Will you help me by taking this quick 20 question survey?

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Top Posts And Commenters For December 2015

Wow! Can you believe we’ve hit the end of 2015 and entered 2016?

I still feel like 2015 just started. I can’t believe we’ve begun a new year.

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As I get older, the years seem to go by faster and faster. This makes me cognizant of the fact that I need to be intentional on where my time goes each day/week/month/year.

It’s important. And I can’t get that time back.

Are you aware of this fact? What are you doing to make sure you’re making the best of each moment of your life?

With my awareness of time passing us by, I like to remind myself of that with these monthly reviews. Let’s take a look at how December 2015 went.

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