The Audacity to Podcast

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episode 340: Overcoming Perfectionism in Podcasting

I have a confession: I'm a perfectionist, at least to some level. (That I want to define my level of perfectionism—or “professionalism,” as I prefer to call it—only confirms I am, indeed, in the perfectionist spectrum.) As might be obvious, this gets meta because I know I can't title this episode “How to Overcome Perfectionism” since I haven't overcome it myself!

If you've been following The Audacity to Podcast for a while, then you've witnessed perfectionism—both its benefits and its disadvantages.

So instead of seeking to teach you how to overcome a personal struggle like this, I want to share what I'm learning, doing, and reminding myself. I hope this will help you in your own podcasting journey, too.

Your audience needs you Keep podcasting, especially right now, because your audience needs you!Click To Tweet People like you

“I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.”

“Stuart Smalley” Perfectionism is not inherently bad You can't make “perfect” But you can still make “excellent” “Published” is better than “eternal draft” Would you rather sacrifice, or starve? The “bar” can be changed Perfectionism kills momentum Momentum is greater than stagnation There is no shame in doing the right thing Your audience would rather hear from you than not Delaying allows others to take over Don't “fake it till you make it”

Train it till you retain it!

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