You feel that you have a lot to lose. You could lose your job, lose your company or lose your reputation.
And when you feel that you have a lot to lose then you can become a perfectionist, you can take the safe option.
I have felt this and if you haven't then...I suspect you will at some time in your life!
Lenny Kravitz gave a masterclass this weekend on the Oprah Channel and he was discussing his perfectionist tendency. He related a conversation that he had with Robert Plant who gave him some home truths.....Robert Plant said he needed to let go, Kravitz was allowing his desire to deliver the best possible concert was taking the enjoyment out of the performance.
He needed to 'let go' and enjoy himself.
This piece of advice changed him and I hope it changes YOU too.
Enjoyment is infectious. Enjoyment is engaging. People buy enjoyment or buy from people who enjoy their work.
But let me ask you.....How often do you 'let go' in your business life?
How often is your business stifled by rules, procedures, systems......(Tweet this)
How often do you stop yourself because you are frightened about what people will think?
Now clearly there are times when systems and rules are valuable BUT they should be there as a check not a barrier to you or your team.
Social marketing, and even the wider social business age in which we live, needs you to enjoy your life, your business and your customers.
Social needs you to 'let go' of hiding behind a brand and start 'being' the brand. (Tweet this)
Business is hard. It has to be hard. We are asking customers to give us their hard earned cash. But we must never mistake the idea of business being hard, meaning that we shouldn't enjoy our business life.
When we enjoy business, we give ourselves a greater chance of being successful. (Tweet this)
So this week look at what is stopping you from enjoying your work. Look at what is stopping others around you, from not enjoying their work.
And make a Kravtiz promise.....'let go' of worries, trust yourself and the people around you to be professional AND full of personality.