Pep Talk with Grandma Mary – 3 Reasons You Aren’t Shipping

Pep talk with Grandma MaryIt’s time for another Pep Talk and it might be a little painful but it’s good for you.

Today’s topic is why you aren’t getting your brilliant idea out in the world and shipping it.  I know how it is because I’m a prime example.  I’ve been wanting to do more pep talks but I haven’t delivered the goods.

I was procrastinating doing more pep talks because of all 3 of the reasons I list.  So I knew I had to do a pep talk about it:



If you are the impatient type and can’t watch the video (even though it’s a hoot), here are the cliff notes:

3 Reasons You Aren’t Shipping

#1  You are waiting for it to be perfect

I get it, you want everything to be just right.  Well one thing I learned from Seth Godin is “All important work ships before it’s ready.  Don’t wait.”

#2  You haven’t allowed yourself enough time to work on it

While you don’t want to wait for it to be perfect, you also don’t want to put out crap.  Make sure you block out enough time to do it well.  Be your own customer.

#3  You think it’s all been done before.

You are right, it has.  But not by you.  Let your light shine.  You have a different take on it and your audience wants to get it from you.


We are going to work on this together.  I’m going to have a Pep Talk for you every Monday – think of it of Motivation Monday for the next 8 weeks at least.  You can hold me to that.  And in the comments below, I want you to tell me what you are going to do.  What great thing are you going to work on and get out into the world and when will you have it done?


Grandma Mary

Grandma Mary is a slightly cranky Social Media Edutainer, helping small businesses leverage the power of social media. Learning social media is wayyy more fun with Grandma Mary.

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  • Thanks for the pep talk, Grandma. I’m guilty of 1, 2 and 3.

  • Jenny Brennan

    Great pep talk! I must take this advice:-)

  • janetkennedy

    Thanks GMM! My podcast (4 months in the making plus 3 months in the thinking about it) will launch next week! HA! I said it and I wrote it so it must be true!

  • Way to go Janet! You are getting it done!

  • Me too 😉

  • Yep – me too. 🙂

  • Again, a beautiful talk. I watched this with my 2 year old grand daughter over breakfast. I wish you could have seen her face! The first time someone sees and hears Grandma Mary is very interesting to observe!! She looked and sorta went “What the heck?” with her face. haha But we both watched all the way through. And at the end she clapped. No kidding.

  • Ha! Love it – thanks Phyllis! That made my day 🙂