Posts in Perfectionism
8 must-follow Instagram accounts for online creatives looking to ditch perfect in their business

Overcoming your perfectionism is not easy. At all.

It’s a coping mechanism you’ve been carrying around for so many years, so it’s no wonder that many of us recovering perfectionists feel a little tired, stressed + confused from time to time.

But there are people who can help you. People who have gone through the same things you’re going through now.

During my many hours scrolling down the Instagram rabbit hole (I know, I know… #procrastinationfail), I’ve found these 8 accounts for online creatives that are tired of being held back by their inner perfectionist.

These 8 relatable and inspiring Instagram accounts share what it’s really like to let go of the hustle of perfectionism and embrace your perfectly imperfect self instead.

Enjoy!

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10 binge-worthy TED talks to help you deal with perfectionism in your creative business

Trying to overcome your perfectionism is a stressful job and it can wear you down at times if you let it.

I love coming up with new ways and different tools to help you let go of perfectionism in your creative business (and in your personal life, too!) + I’m grateful that I can do what I love everyday, but there are days when I feel less inspired.

When that happens, I find it useful to look outside for inspiration. A good, inspiring TED talk never fails to lift my soul and leave me feeling energized and motivated.

During my many voyages down the black hole that is the TED website (I know, I know… #procrastinationfail), I found these 10 TED talks that will - hopefully - inspire you in your journey of overcoming perfectionism + ditching perfect in your creative business as much as it did for me.

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The ugly truth behind perfection on Instagram: 4 tips for keeping it real on social media

Have you ever felt the pressure to be perfect on Instagram?

The pressure to…

… create a perfectly curated feed full of picture-perfect images?

… write perfectly interesting and inspiring captions over and over again?

… have the perfect bio, the perfect hashtags, the perfect amount of engaged followers?

Everyone’s telling you to try this, hashtag that, use these apps, beat the algorithm + frankly your lighting is ALL wrong.

Meanwhile, you’re ready to pull a Britney Spears and drastically shave Instagram off your to-do list. If you know what I mean ;)

I’ve been writing about the pressure of perfect and the problem of perfectionism for a while now and the question I get asked the MOST is how to deal with the pressure of perfection on social media in general and Instagram in particular.

And it get it.

There’s just something about looking at highlights and stories and pretty pictures to brighten up your day.

But… I’m guessing you’re also familiar with feelings of comparisonitis, FOMO, and insecurity as a result of looking at all of those pretty pictures.

That’s why we need to have an honest conversation around this topic and reframe the way you feel about using Instagram. Let’s get to it.

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5 helpful blogs for perfectionist business owners

Overcoming your perfectionism is not easy. At all.

It’s a coping mechanism you’ve been carrying around for so many years and very few people really GET what it’s like to be stuck in perfectionism.

It’s no wonder that many of us recovering perfectionists feel like letting go of perfectionism is a lonely experience. I know I have felt very much alone in my journey.

But there are people who DO get it. People who have gone through the same things you’re going through now. People who share their stories, experiences, and strategies over on their blogs.

These 5 blogs are absolute must-reads for every perfectionistic creative business owner out there.

Sound good? Let’s do this!

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4 ways perfectionism is slowing your creative business down

There are a few times a year when the unthinkable happens to us online creatives: inquiries start drying up + sales and client work slows down.

*gasp*

This happens at least once a year for most creative business owners and it’s usually during the summer months.

But what about all the times you hold YOURSELF back in business? What about all those moments your perfectionism is slowing you down?

You might not realize it, but these moments - however big or small they may be - happen everyday in your creative business.

Even though I’m heading into my fourth year of business, I’m still surprised by the number of mindset blocks, limiting beliefs + subconscious, emotional saboteurs that slow my progress.

Let’s examine them, shall we?

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