I have to be honest with you… I could sum this whole book up in 3 words.

In fact, I already have. I wrote them on the front cover.

But I am guessing that if you are reading this you want to know a bit more about what “Done Beats Perfect” actually means…

First off, let me say that Done Beats Perfect does NOT mean any old junk will do. If you are reading the description for a book like this then I’m pretty sure you don’t settle for any old junk anyway. You probably want to perform at your best.

And maybe that’s the problem.

Perhaps you are stuck with the belief that your best is not good enough? That you can achieve more? That there is another level you need to reach?

Or maybe you overthink EVERYTHING and are waiting for the perfect moment to get started?

Don’t worry. You are in the right place.

My name is Neil and I am a recovering perfectionist.

Yes, I wrote this book for me as much as I wrote it for you.

If you've EVER felt stuck, believed that the time wasn't right or you were waiting for better circumstances... If you've ever prayed for the stars to align, the ducks to be in a row and the universe to provide the perfect opportunity to move forward... You are in the right place.

The thing is, we ALL procrastinate sometimes. It's normal. It's part of being human. But what if I told you there was a way to procrastinate less? A way to get unstuck and move towards the outcomes you dream of?

So much of what we do is unconscious (about 95% of our decisions are made without conscious awareness). The days, weeks, months or even years can drift by while we wait for the perfect moment. We can feel like nothing EVER changes no matter how much we want it to...

What if I told you there are 4 simple secrets to changing that and getting things done?

And yes, those secrets are inside this book... 4 simple steps...

Decide, Operate, Note, Evolve... (D.O.N.E)



Don't worry. I will read it to you!

Done Beats Perfect is also available as an audiobook, so you can discover the 4 steps to overcoming your subconscious and improving ANY area of your life without having to read a single word!


Want to learn and grow your mindset? You have to read this book!

Everyone needs to read this book and hear these lessons! I am a Martial Arts coach and can’t wait to share some of the stories and lessons from this book with my students.

I love that there are many questions that really get you to think about your life and your vision. It’s not just a book you read, it’s a book that gets you to stop and think and take action. If you are thinking of ordering, just do it now!

Liam RIchards

Honestly written for breakthrough

“Done beats perfect” has become a daily affirmation; especially when growing my business and consistently moving through self improvement. Having dealt with perfectionism and imposter syndrome; This book was written for those of us who need an honest insight on personal growth with taking that imperfect action. Definately Seeing the amazing growth along the way. Such a great read!

Brandi Nelson


Absolutely love this book ! love the way it's made me sit back and think about a few things in my life that I had never thought about before, in fact since reading this book I have achieved a few things that I know "done beats perfect" has had a big effect on. This is the type of book I will pick up many times and not just a one off read, I've already started going through it again and defacing with my highlighter pen. I love the way the author is constantly throwing questions at me that I wouldn't normally ask myself, a must read and highly recommended ! Very motivating, great work Neil Martin πŸ‘


Great book for this recovering perfectionist

Funny enough I would normally wait to write a review until I’ve fully digested a book and reviewed my highlights and notes, but “Done really Beats Perfect”. Neil does a great job of laying out simple but powerful mental models that anyone can use to make progress on the things that matter most.

I look back at some of the things I’ve delayed because I wanted them to be perfect and it now seems silly. Get the book, read the book and do the work so you can live the life you deserve.

Ricardo Clarke

I learned new things!!!

A great read, really enjoyable and encouraging, and I was delighted to learn something new! Not just one thing either! I learned about ideas I’ve never come across before, despite being an avid consumer of personal development material. Thanks Neil, really enjoyable and useful.

Clare Honeyfield


For a relatively short book, it certainly packs a punch. Every chapter is succinct and to the point. And very valuable points, well made.

In the midst of a significant professional life change, this book could not have come at a better time. Not only does it have some incredibly useful advice, Neil is so relatable that you feel you have a personal mentor alongside you.

Would highly recommend for real and no-nonsense advice. This will be a staple on my bedside table to be referred back to again and again.

I A W McAuslan