Ep. 16: How to Not Let Perfectionism Hold you Back
Remember when we valued perfectionism? A really popular job interview tip has been to claim "perfectionism" as a weakness when the goal is to actually disguise it as a positive thing.
Except now we're realizing that perfectionism really can be a flaw.
I held back on even starting this podcast for years, because I wanted to wait until I had the time and resources to do it "perfectly". I compared my beginning to many other's middle, and it was paralyzing.
I thought I had gotten over my perfectionist tendencies until my boss was sitting with me at my desk one day and pointed out a book I had. She mentioned that she heard it was a good book, and I replied "I haven't read it yet. I feel guilty reading fiction books when I know I could be educating myself". She responded by saying that reading for pleasure is a great thing!
That conversation made me realize that I was often feeling guilty for relaxing, or doing something other than improving myself because I constantly had this sinking feeling of not being "enough".
For the past few months I've really been focusing on letting go of my perfectionist tendencies, and having this podcast has really helped with this!
In this episode I explain what perfectionism is, how it holds us back, how it helps us, plus some actionable tips on how you can move through your perfectionist ways and begin to accept your beautifully flawed self.
Dive right in and let me know your thoughts!
Here's an article shared during the episode: 9 Signs that you Might be a Perfectionist
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