107: Perfection vs Completion
In this episode, we are talking about the pursuit of perfection.
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In this episode we’re gonna talk about perfection versus completion.
What’s up everybody? Welcome to another episode of the Divi addicts podcast where In this episode we’re talking about perfection versus completion. drag that out intentionally, because this is a topic that I don’t think people talk about often. You know, there’s some thought leaders out there who talk about it a lot, but you don’t hear it inside of our community all that much. I definitely don’t hear a lot of people doing content about it. Not many podcasts in the in the WordPress space talking about it. You know that obviously, there’s a lot of conversations being had about it. But this is something that I personally struggle with a lot. You know, I think I take a lot of pride in being pixel perfect, even though it’s never pixel perfect. I like to think in my mind, that’s what I’m chasing, I’m chasing down that perfect website. I’m chasing down that perfect design, that perfect font that you know, the perfect image for this situation.
And the truth is that perfection just isn’t there because what’s perfect to one person isn’t perfect to the next, you know, a mom with a with a family, she’s got four kids, a Mustang is probably not the perfect vehicle for BMW Roadsters, probably not the perfect vehicle for minivans probably the perfect vehicle for because it’s functional, it’s meant for it’s meant to haul kids back and forth. You know, it’s just meant for that lifestyle. Now on the flip side, a single 40 year old man who makes $200,000 a year has no family minivan is probably not the perfect vehicle for him, you know, it’s not exactly the stage of life he’s in. And so there’s, there’s so many different things to where there’s there is no such thing as perfect, it’s something we build in our heads to be a challenge and an obstacle, a hurdle for us to jump over. That’s not even there. It’s it’s invisible. It’s It’s made up.
And so I really wanted to spend a few minutes talking about like, number one, putting myself out there saying like, I’m as guilty as anyone of this, I spend a lot of additional time probably unnecessary time trying to make projects perfect, when they’ll never be perfect. So that would be on the flip side of that is that they just need to be complete, they need to be done, you know, you need to have every every page designed every piece or checkbox in your workflow complete, you know, checking that you have built a theme for the footer and one for the header and you’ve done the 404 pages and you’ve done the search results. And you’ve connected Google and you’ve activated the SSL, you’ve met domains, you’ve done all those things that’s complete. It’s not it doesn’t have to be perfect.
And so I wanted to say that in this episode, if nothing more than for it to be somebody’s voice. That’s not a person that is in your normal life, not somebody that you know, face to face, not a friend, not a family member, not a significant other. But just someone out there who struggles with that as well, to just say that, it’s okay, it gives you permission doesn’t have to be perfect. If you need permission from somebody else, and you’re going to get it here right now. Perfect doesn’t exist, don’t chase it, Chase complete chase done. That way, you can always move on to the next and you’ll continue to up your game, but you won’t beat yourself up or be hung up about the details that you feel like you may have missed. Just Just accept the fact that you’re you’re complete is going to probably still be better than a lot of other people’s version of perfect. So go for a completed move on and then continue to raise your game and raise your standards. And you’ll always win.
So I know we’ve put you through these ads every week and I’ve talked in gone back and forth one way or the other as to whether or not I should have them in here whether or not I should not have them in here. And the truth of the matter is, we’ve been doing this podcast for about two years. And I’ll be completely honest with you. If you’re still listening to here, you’re the hardcore. So I feel like we’re close. We’ve got this relationship, right. I’ve made $115 in total from this podcast doing it over two years from just the sponsored segment, click ads or not click ads, but the you get paid per 1000 listens.
So I made $115 in two years of doing that, I mean if you if you were to calculate that into the hours I’ve worked pretty much nothing. I mean, it’s like pennies an hour, you know? So I guess my question here is do you get enough value from this? Should I turn off the ads? Should I open up a Patreon? Or should I just keep on doing this do it for free do it for the love of the game go after sponsors maybe I’ll have like an actual sponsor, whether it was an elegant themes or a flywheel or updraft or manage WP or I’m just throwing out random names that I know of but like I could go after sponsorships from from places like that with it, maybe even be able to give back and do some sort of some sort of give backs to you in a community as opposed to just a sponsored read ad for what is normally anchor.
So I would love that feedback. If you’re out there. You’re thinking about it. You’re still listening to this and you’ve heard me ramble for the last minute and 40 seconds, jump over to Twitter. Follow me at Keegan l media. And let’s start a conversation about this. Let’s actually talk through it because your opinion matters. Especially at this point, you’ve listened to this whole podcast, you’re you’re the core, you’re the hardcore. So your opinion matters a whole lot more than than most.
So let’s jump over to Twitter. Find us at Keegan L media Let’s have this conversation. Let’s really talk this through because I’m interested $115 from sponsored segments, I’d rather do something that that brings you more value that maybe has a has a bit of a discount for you. And if not, it serves no value could completely just wipe it out and not even have the sponsored ads anymore. But either way, I want that to be your choice. So thank you. I appreciate you being here. I appreciate you listening to another episode of the podcast. Stay safe, and we’ll see you in the next episode of the podcast.