Perceived Perfection

Perfection.

We are told, in general, not to expect perfection. If someone promises it they’re either selling something or deluding themselves. We conflate idealism with naïveté and pessimism with ‘just being realistic’. But to deny the existence of perfection is to deny the evidence of our own lives. Yes, re-read that a few times as it's really a beautiful statement!

In Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club, Tyler Durden spends hours dragging driftwood logs into position on a lonely beach.

“What Tyler had created was the shadow of a giant hand. Only now the fingers were long and the thumb was too short, but he said how at exactly four-thirty the hand was perfect. The giant shadow hand was perfect for one minute, and for one perfect minute, Tyler had sat in the palm of a perfection he’d created himself. One minute was enough, Tyler said, a person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could...

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Identity, Closing Doors

 I am a thinker, I always have been. So many thoughts go through my head every minute and the thought for the last several months is why my business failed. In any failure it is our human nature to wonder why, to reflect on how we got here, in hopes to learn and to understand. The kicker for me has been that I have always trusted my gut and my intuition. If I didn't know which direction to go I would meditate and pray on the question. I would seek out my advisers to talk though it and ultimately I would always get an answer. Once I got my answer I would make the necessary changes and move forward. I have never been afraid of change or of making hard decisions. This is something I have felt is a strong quality that I possess and have always felt very confident in this ability. However, after my decision to close my business I started questioning how this could happen because I did listen...so how did I get here and why?

For over 11 years I have owned a clothing company called...

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Becoming a Practical Visionary

Having vision is a beautiful gift and a great tool when used correctly. In business, I have learned to have a vision for where I see my company going. Then I break down the vision into practical steps to follow to achieve the vision, always realizing that it takes time and work. I love that I am a visionary and know it takes so much more than just having vision.

Ideas are literally floating around us every day. I have had people come to me with great ideas that they feel are worth so much and thinking that this idea is original. "This will make us millions", they will say... The truth is, the idea probably is great but it's not usually original and the crucial next step is putting the idea into action which most people cannot do. Ideas, creativity and having vision are the fun parts! The action is where the rubber meets the road and it is not usually easy. This is why most businesses fail. DON'T FAIL! And if you do, that is okay too!

 

In everything I do, I practice energetic...

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