Why perfectionism is a coping mechanism that’s holding you back in your business

 
Why does perfectionism affect you so much + hold you back from starting or growing your creative business as an online creative? That’s because your perfectionism is a coping mechanism, like it is for many of us. Click through for my story of managing that coping mechanism + overcoming perfectionism in my business and personal life (plus, a free workbook!). #recoveringperfectionist #onlinecreatives #creativeentrepreneur
 

Hey friend! As you know, there are a ton of resources on the Ditch Perfect blog helping you to leave behind the perfectionism hustle through breaking down what perfectionism is and how it negatively affects you and your business.

But I’ve never really shared why perfectionism affected me so much and how it became a coping mechanism, like it does for many creatives.

That’s why I'm sharing my story over on the Real Female Entrepreneur podcast.

Lauren Frontiera, the host of the Real Female Entrepreneur podcast, is such a ray of sunshine and so much fun to talk to. Here’s what Lauren had to say about our interview:

“Perfectionism isn't just a personality trait. It's a coping mechanism we use to cover up what's really going on inside - hurt. In this episode, I sit down with Wendy de Jong of Ditch Perfect to dive into what perfectionism really this. In our conversation, Wendy peeled back the layers of perfectionism and really blew my mind. She talks about what the root of perfectionism really is, the two core birthplaces of perfectionism, and why it seems to affect females so deeply. Wendy also opens up about her childhood and how she's used perfectionism in her own life to cope. It's a goooood one - one of my favorites, if I'm being honest.”

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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Then, hop on over here to see why I believe perfectionism is a coping mechanism and what to do about it (including 4 long term + 4 short term perfectionism-busting strategies for biz + life).

 
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NOW TELL ME, WHAT'S YOUR PERFECTIONISM STORY?

 
 
 
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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.


 

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Why does perfectionism affect you so much + hold you back from starting or growing your creative business as an online creative? That’s because your perfectionism is a coping mechanism, like it is for many of us. Click through for my story of managing that coping mechanism + overcoming perfectionism in my business and personal life (plus, a free workbook!). #recoveringperfectionist #onlinecreatives #creativeentrepreneur
Why does perfectionism affect you so much + hold you back from starting or growing your creative business as an online creative? That’s because your perfectionism is a coping mechanism, like it is for many of us. Click through for my story of managing that coping mechanism + overcoming perfectionism in my business and personal life (plus, a free workbook!). #recoveringperfectionist #onlinecreatives #creativeentrepreneur