I have a suggestion that might be freeing, might be eye-opening, might even lead to joy:
How about exploring imperfection throughout your day or week, by checking in on how many times you judge something, someone, … yourself?
Ask yourself, ‘Is it okay for this [idea, person, conversation…] to be imperfect?’
Is there a short-form way to ask yourself this? Mine is occasionally, ‘Am I being an asshole?’ As in, ‘Am I applying unrealistic and overly-demanding standards to this situation/person/myself?’
And then, is there a way to clear that perfectionistic tendency, let go of the criticism (is it really helping?), and move on in joyful imperfection?
Because maybe imperfection is joy.
What might happen if you let yourself—or someone or something else—be imperfect today? Tell me all about it. Hit reply, and dish about the imperfections you can (or can’t!) allow yourself. I read and reply to every email—and hoooo boy, do I ever love hearing from you!
If I hear from a few people who’d be interested, I’d love to facilitate an Imperfect Conversation on the topic of allowing imperfection in our branding and communications: What that might look like, how we could try, what kind of reactions we might anticipate.
And if you’d like to talk one-on-one about imperfection, or about letting your brand be less than other than perfect, or anything else related, go ahead and book a discovery call.