During the last couple months of ‘confined’ living, we have all been faced with some challenges in our Biz-Niz and beyond. The online communication world has been buzzing. We are now talking and making money through cables and screens. Working From Home = WFH is the thing now! How are you managing? Getting ‘zoomed out’? Feeling overwhelmed? Tired of doing business in your PJ’s? I know, I have said yes to all of them!
And have you noticed how many interviews, webinairs and chat shows there are? And now, perhaps as a result of this abundance, I am also receiving calls saying: “I was awful right? I could have said, I should have mentioned, I looked terrible…etc etc” That is what I call the self-sabotage sessions! Time to learn How To Be Professional – Not Perfect!
-Being a professional woman, I function best when I don’t distinguish between work and play – Christine Saralegui
Online advice abounds and it starts with – be yourself and ends up with comparisons and replicating ‘the girl next door’. Believe me it is not only other people that assume, presume and judge – we do it too and often to ourselves. So let’s jump out of the crinkly skin and try a different approach and learn How To Be Professional – Not Perfect!. I want to offer Three Steps to show a professional style, a competent attitude and expert look that will bring out the best in you.
-Stop shrinking to fit places you’ve outgrown – Furaha Joyce
A professional focuses on confidence rather than seeking to be impeccably perfect – And the secret lies in a combination of attitude and knowledge.
- Be an authority on your topic, an expert in your field or on top of your game. It’s all the same. Know your stuff!
- If your mistakes bother you, change your approach and attitude towards making mistakes. Don’t repeat them, learn and don’t beat yourself up if you make mistakes. Behave like a mensch! Own them and own up to them.
- Take actions on the new learning, the revised mistake, the next move. Take action – always.
The formula is: Learning – Action – Making Mistakes – More Learning – Some Action – Different Mistakes.
-Learning never exhausts the mind – Leonardo Da Vinci
During these last months, I have received many questions about creating videos. Many wanting feedback and asking, ‘Do I look professional?’ ‘How does my voice sound?’ ‘Do you get what I am saying, is it clear?’ And the first thing I ask is: Do you want to be professional or perfect?’
Pop onto my coaching package page and check out the option about speaking confidently on video. https://georgiavarjas.com/work-with-me/
And book a FREE discovery call to see what it is you want to achieve next!
Have an inspiring and creative week!
Thank you for your thought provoking latest blog. Life is closest to perfection but its not perfect at all. To see the most of the essence or the core of facts and situations, is the key to perform our best. Yes, time to change our thinking of the word “perfect”, to “give our best”. Every situation has its own measurement for perfection. Beside that every one of us has a different nomenclature of it. To chase fiction is just time wasting. I think being professional is to be able to distinguish the unimportant from the necessary. Its hard enough to to be focused and connected to our reality, but to satisfy an unidentifiable quality is impossible.
Thank you for this profound observation about perfectionism. Yes even in nature, it is all in the eye of the beholder. And distinguish between what is really important. Appreciate your additional thoughts. 🙂