Many successful people are perfectionists. At the same time, they have the ability to say “Done is Better Than Perfect” and just complete and wrap up a project. What is the best way to overcome the stalling and procrastination that perfectionism causes? How does one overcome the fear of potential critique or the fear of not being successful? In this interview series, called How To Get Past Your Perfectionism And ‘Just Do It’, we are interviewing successful leaders who can share stories and lessons from their experience about “how to overcome the hesitation caused by perfectionism.
As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Isaac Mashman.
Isaac Mashman is a business owner, podcast host, private investor, and public speaker. After trying over half a dozen business ventures, including multiple network marketing companies, artist management, a record label, drop-shipping, and an apparel line, it was in early 2020 he finally understood he had a passion for personal branding and had seen some success with his own up to that point.
On April 17th, 2020 Isaac launched his public relations firm Mashman Ventures and has built his brand with no paid PR and limited advertising. He says that his company takes an untraditional approach to PR and emphasizes the importance of building one’s personal brand organically.
At the time of publication, he has a team of over a dozen people and is nearly 70 episodes into his podcast Chase the Vision with Isaac Mashman in which he uses to talk about his experiences and knowledge in life, business, and personal growth.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we start, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood backstory?
Thank you again for the opportunity to share my story and knowledge! The honor is mine.
I come from a lower-middle-class family in Jacksonville, Florida. Nobody in my life was entrepreneurial, and although I had much of what I needed, my mom and grandparents made just enough to get by, without much room for anything else. Don’t get me wrong, I had clothes, and I had food in my belly, but there were times where the dentist was out of the budget, or I had to wear hand-me-downs. This led me to understand how the lack of money could influence one’s life. It was during my senior year of high school when I turned away from the idea of going to college like I and my mom had been planning for my entire life. Instead, I like to say I “fell” into business...