Programma's maken: stop met tijd verspillen aan details

When creating my first test program back in November 2019, one of the mistakes I made was a) not getting enough feedback from the market (as in: is there an actual demand for my product?) and b) wasting too much time on making it perfect.

There's this saying in business and shipping products: "if you aren't ashamed of your first version, you waited too long".

It's easy to spend too much time on every single detail. In most cases, it's a bad call. Take my current program for instance. There's a bunch of "jump shots" (shots that jump from one scene to the next). Essentially to bridge gaps and keep the flow going.

In my personal preference: I would want less. An easy solution is to add overlay pictures so you don't see the "jump shots" as often, but instead.. use those pictures strategically.

The problem? It's take a LOT of effort to do this. And I could do this. But why? I can and probably will do this at a later point, especially once the first version of the program has been tested.. and for a higher priced version.. I can add all of that.

But if I would decide to do it right now, it would add AT LEAST another 2 to 4 weeks before I can launch the program. That's unnecessary! People aren't going to "think the quality" is bad because of that. It's something that's in my OWN head.

The content is what matters the most. The value in it! The results they will get. There are people who have horrible quality videos.. and they get a lot of positive feedback because their MESSAGE was valuable. Don't focus too much on these details - that's my takeaway. And that's what I'll be repeating to myself!

Kevin: don't focus too much on the details. Focus on the results you give people and the value you bring. If I wait too long now.. what will happen? I will delay the launch of the program. I made that mistakes late 2019 already! I will not make the same mistake twice.

and.. on top of that, if I am too delay because of details... then I will reach less people.. I will help less people.. I will bring less value and I will make less revenue. Only downside, no upside!

What's the worst case scenario? That someone says "they didn't like the jump shots" - then I could still ask.. alright, I understand. Thank you for your feedback! Did you at least get value from the content? in most cases, they'll say yes! Because I know with all my heart that the program IS valuable. :)

That's how I'll go about it. But I must admit.. it takes a lot of self talk and self conditioning to see things this way. Especially as a perfectionist!

Kevin out.


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