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How Turning A Blind Eye To Perfection Helps Me To Pump Out Tons Of Content And Have Fun

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And so can you. Steal my productivity secret.

Again and again, I am asked about my high productivity.

How come you’re so productive, Medium Goddess?

You’re productivity level is amazing! How do you do this as a working mom with a small child at home?

Here’s my dirty little secret, fellow writers:

I don’t pursue to get my content to 100%.

Yes, I do my best but I turn a blind eye to perfection

At work, people always tell me I’m a perfectionist.

I would always give my best and thrive for 100%.

Well, that’s pretty nice but at some point in my corporate career, I learned that doing less was much better and healthier for me than trying to get 100%.

Because 100% = perfect, just doesn't exist.

Yes, when I write online I do my best.

I do my best to get it 80% of the way to as good as I am able to make it.

But I don’t go further.

That’s my 80% rule.

Getting it done = success!

Getting it perfect isn’t.

Yes, you can pump out tons of content and have fun too

Instead of over-editing and overthinking your articles, try my 80% rule instead.

This is my secret to productivity.

This rule will help you pump out tons of content and have fun.

Moreover, it will help you learn a bunch of stuff about yourself and your writing too.

I always tell my wonderful boot campers and coachees that …

every published story = data point.

With every new story (short or long) you find out what’s working and what’s not.

  • In the comments, people tell you what they like and what they don’t like.
  • They give you hints for future stories.

By writing about writing, entrepreneurship, and marketing, I reflect on my own writing process and learn new things every day.

Final Takeaways

Ask yourself:

Will the 20% missing to what I think is best really make my piece better?

Maybe yes. Maybe not.

I’ve pumped out 430 pieces of content within eleven months on this platform.

I can testify that when you give 80% of the best that you can do over and over again, you easily build a (daily) writing habit, can pump out tons of content, and have fun.

Here’s the most important benefit:

Your new 80% is way better than your old 100% effort ever could have been.

What are you waiting for?

Steal my productivity secret.

Turn a blind eye to perfection and start creating. Now.

© Kristina God

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