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

 
Have you ever wondered why your perfectionism affects you so much? Have you ever felt discouraged that it’s holding you back from starting or growing your creative business? That’s because perfectionism is a coping mechanism. Click through for my story of learning to manage that coping mechanism + overcoming perfectionism in my creative business (plus, a free workbook!) #creativeentrepreneur #entrepreneurtips
 

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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I’ve got an in-depth guide on how to overcome the coping mechanism of perfectionism. It includes 4 short-term action steps + 4 long-term perfectionism-busting strategies to help you ditch perfect and grow in your creative business and personal life too.

 
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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 their big creative ideas. Let’s work together on making your creative ideas happen.


 

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Have you ever wondered why your perfectionism affects you so much? Have you ever felt discouraged that it’s holding you back from starting or growing your creative business? That’s because perfectionism is a coping mechanism. Click through for my story of learning to manage that coping mechanism + overcoming perfectionism in my creative business (plus, a free workbook!) #creativeentrepreneur #entrepreneurtips
Have you ever wondered why your perfectionism affects you so much? Have you ever felt discouraged that it’s holding you back from starting or growing your creative business? That’s because perfectionism is a coping mechanism. Click through for my story of learning to manage that coping mechanism + overcoming perfectionism in my creative business (plus, a free workbook!) #creativeentrepreneur #entrepreneurtips