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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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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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5 apps to help you overcome perfectionism in your creative business

I don’t know about you but my perfectionism shows up at the most inconvenient times or when I’m doing the smallest, most random tasks.

A few minutes ago, I triple spell-checked the most basic email before sending it and then afterwards I went to my Sent folder to quadruple check if my spelling and tone really was okay.

*sigh*

But what if there’s a way to stop yourself from going down the spell-checking rabbit hole? Because, as a perfectionist, you need all the help you can get in dealing with your perfectionism, right?!

Enter… apps!

Let’s be honest, I know it’s a pain to scroll through a long list of every available app out there, so I’ve rounded up the 5 most effective apps for dealing with perfectionism in your creative business (and in your personal life, too!).

Ready? Let’s go.

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30 tools + resources for online creatives struggling with perfectionism in their business

Dealing with my perfectionism has been a lifelong struggle for me.

As a kid I loved going to school. I was an A+ student and was praised for it. All through school and college I proudly called myself a perfectionist. I was convinced that my habit of perfectionism got me the good school results I got.

Up until I entered the workplace that is.

What I found was that corporate culture appreciates speed over diligence, quantity over quality, and group work in project teams over solo work. Needless to say, I was miserable. My perfectionism didn’t help me anymore. In fact, looking back, it had never helped me.

During my college years, my fellow students only saw the perfectionist shield I had put up. It stopped me from making authentic connections and friendships.

And it also stopped me from and starting, and then growing, the business I truly wanted, serving the clients I truly wanted to work with, because of perfectionism-induced overwhelm, self-doubt + imposter syndrome.

I quickly realized I had to let go of my perfectionism, which I did. (And I can help you do the same.)

These tools + resources have helped me out tremendously along the way.

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