Perfect Picks #17: a weekly roundup of resources for online creatives looking to ditch perfect
Welcome to this week’s edition of Perfect Picks, my friend! Each week, I’ll share a few encouraging words + behind-the-scenes insights into my daily perfectionism journal with real-life examples of how I manage when my perfectionism pops up.
Plus, a roundup of useful and inspiring resources for online creatives and recovering perfectionists. Think: practical tips, thought-provoking blog posts + #allthethings I've been loving lately.
Let’s get to it.
perfectly imperfect Encouragement
Are you looking to make big things happen this year? Whether it's starting a blog, launching a podcast, creating a new course, taking your side hustle full-time, or growing your business income-wise? The wait is so difficult, isn't it? That first blog comment, podcast review, or course sale cannot come fast enough.
But here's a thought for you today: if it happened overnight it wouldn’t be rewarding. The process is where all of the good stuff happens. It’s where you learn, figure out who you are + what you bring to the table. You just won’t know that stuff until you give it the time it needs. How long that takes is anyone’s guess. (And by the way, is it ever done?) Find some patience, be kind to yourself + keep going, my sweet friend.
So, talk to me about the wait. How do you deal with the wait? Any tips or encouragement you want to share with me and this Ditch Perfect community?
Here’s my offering of inspiring reads for you this week. As always, take what you need.
By Circle of Pine Trees
“Everyone has tales to tell. Sometimes it can take courage to find the voice with which to tell them, but I believe in the power of small stories. I believe in the power of your stories.”
By Be More with Less
“When you make big change small, you don’t have to worry about how much time it’s going to take or what the big picture plan is.”
By Field and Nest
“Once I’d realised that I was already slowing down without even thinking about it, it made me realise that slow living isn’t an Instagram cliche. It’s a real thing that you can really do - sometimes without realising that’s even what you’re doing.”
By The Slow Traveler
"As demonstrated by #MeToo and #PayMeToo, women are using social media to come together for all sorts of complex reasons. Social media offers a safe place to do that. The battleground has changed, but the fight is the same. Hinchcliffe herself isn’t especially vocal on gender roles. She isn’t asking for equality; she’s going out and getting it for herself."
By Our Story Time
“I sat and listened to these stories and it occurred to me, then, by the fire in the house where I grew up, that these stories from my mother might not be mine to tell, but they are mine to know, and they are my children’s to know, and for them, I should probably make the effort to know a little more.”
By Jessica Rose Williams
"This merry-go-round bothers me on a daily basis but this weekend at the supermarket my sensitivity felt heightened. It bothers me because of how little we’re encouraged to ask ourselves if the generic life we’re being sold is even what we really want. If it is, that’s fine. But what if we want to work part-time, rent forever, be childfree, spend 50% of our income on travel every year, stick to a capsule wardrobe of less than 50 pieces or boycott the alcohol? When we do this we’re pretty much kicked off the merry-go-round and stand out for being ‘different’. It’s nuts."
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Hey, Wendy here!
As a perfectionism coach, I help online creatives #ditchperfect, overcome their perfectionism + take action on the big ideas they have for their business. Let’s work together and make those ideas happen.