Imperfection Has Value: How to Use it to Your Advantage

February 1, 2023

Imperfection Has Value: How to Use it to Your Advantage

Let’s discuss the value of imperfection. We often get caught up in a cycle of perfectionism when it comes to succeeding in life. We strive to not make any mistakes, to get everything right the first time, and to put our best foot forward. But what if I told you that imperfection can actually be an asset?

The power of imperfection lies in the fact that it allows us to learn and adapt to new situations. Embracing imperfection gives us the freedom to make mistakes and learn from them, instead of being afraid of falling short and letting that fear limit our growth. Instead of resenting mistakes, use them as tools to help you understand different concepts and problem-solve more effectively.

My goal with this episode is to help you realize that there’s no such thing as perfect. Embrace the unknown and keep pushing yourself further. I promise you; it will be worth it.

Takeaways 📝

🔑 Inexperience & imperfections are opportunities to learn and grow.
🔑 Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.
🔑 There are insights and lots of data within your imperfections that you can use to push you toward your goals.

Homework 📚

Ask yourself this: What imperfection has stopped me from pursuing a goal? What is the goal and is this goal worth obtaining? What do I need to learn or what skills do I need to gain to overcome that imperfection and reach said goal?

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About the Host:

Laurel Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach. Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you. After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work. After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers. From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She’s achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed. She’s also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: “lead with your heart, act with your head.” Find out more at: https://laurelrutledge.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave us an iTunes review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.

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