Episode 44 | Imperfection


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Episode 44 | Imperfection

“When perfectionism is driving us, shame is always riding shotgun and fear is the backseat driver.” – Brené Brown‏

In this episode, we discuss the ways that perfectionism holds us back in our businesses. We often see perfectionism used as an excuse for procrastination or as a reason to hold ourselves back once we’ve reached a certain level of success.

Here are the 7 perfectionistic tendencies we’ve identified in our own business and with our clients:

  1. You procrastinate until the stars align.
  2. You often spend copious amounts of time just to perfect something that just isn’t that important.
  3. You have an all-or-nothing approach.
  4. Inflexibility. You have a very specific manner in which things should be done.
  5. Intolerance for mistakes. You are extremely hard on yourself.
  6. You focus on the destination, rather than the journey. It’s all about the end result.
  7. Your success is never good enough.

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