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Episode 51 – Perfectionism and Procrastination: Embrace ’em and Break ’em

You've probably heard of a job interview where the applicant was asked what her greatest weakness was and the response was, "I'm a perfectionist." It was probably us at one point. Do you think the response given was because perfectionism is really considered a weakness, or because we want to say that our weakness is well... still a kind of strength?!

The word perfectionist is so strong and imposing, we associate it with excellence and power. But what we don't know is that it cripples us from making decisions and taking action without realizing it. And because we hold off on making choices and getting things moving, we unknowingly procrastinate too!

In today's episode, Monja Meyer from the Women Making Money Podcast walks us through Perfectionism and Procrastination and how we can gain awareness and clarity to overcome these obstacles.


It hinges on making sure that one thing is perfect before moving on, This is not an ideal trait to have in business because it equates to being risk averse. And as an entrepreneur, that's not going to cut it.

To this, Monja says: Don't be afraid of failure or what other people will say. Not everything has to be perfect, they just have to get done. At the end of the day, it's NOT WHO YOU ARE. It's just a collection of thoughts that you have that prevent yourself from moving forward and getting to the next level.


It's our mind's way of saying "This task is uncomfortable to me, I don't want to do this now." Realizing that this is a stress reaction is the first step in embracing it.

Monja recommends, "Create a habit around one VERY SMALL task. Trust that you can accomplish it and build a habit around it."

The Dialogue

We say these things as if WE ARE these things. But WE ARE NOT, Pay attention to your internal dialogue and train your brain to be free from these limiting beliefs.

Growing is uncomfortable. Growing is painful. If you want to build and grow your business or thrive as a productive individual, believe that YOU CAN and everything else will follow. 🧡

To all or nothing... or a bit of something every now and then,



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