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Strangled by Perfectionism?

Perfectionism - it's a good way to kill your creativity and productivity in one fell swoop.

The pursuit of perfection can often be self-defeating. And more than a little frustrating! That's not to say that excellence is not your goal. On the contrary, it should be. But striving to achieve your ideal can cost you more time and money than you have available and leave you with very stale results. Totally counter-productive, and the frustration or panic you may feel will only feed upon itself, sending your creativity and productivity spiraling downwards.

Don't let perfectionism strangle you. Here's a handful of practical tips from a reformed perfectionist to help you avoid perfection paralysis.

Cut yourself a little slack, like you probably already do for others. Remember the law of diminishing returns.


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Laura's Quick Tips

  1. Kick negative self-talk to the curb.

  2. Do your best, especially within time and budget restrictions.

  3. Realize your physical limits

  4. Embrace imperfection. We're human and sometimes those less than perfect results prove more interesting.

  5. Value what you're doing right.

Getting past perfectionism will help you look and feel much more relaxed - and happy! - in your videos. Want more practical ideas that you can immediately use? Check out On Camera Tips for Success.

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I'm Laura Doman, a former tech industry sales executive, hands-on mom, voice & TV/film actress, and improv performer. I create memorable characters that tell my client's stories, from the friendly CEO touting new upgrades to your sassy best gal pal dispensing some necessary, real-world advice...Let's Talk!


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