For the past 5 years, I have traveled around this incredible world on a quest to help people be happier.
And I came to realize that one of the biggest obstacles to happiness, to creating the life you want is, well, you. Not because people are lazy or destined to be unhappy, but rather because the same mechanism many were using to try to be happier was actually adding to their stress and discontent. I saw this in the audiences I spoke to, the clients who I coached and even in the media personnel who were interviewing me for national TV shows. Frankly, I saw it in myself.
The culprit is perfectionism — an all-or-nothing mindset that things had to be perfect or else… You know. Things like…
I had one cookie and messed up my diet. Might was well eat the entire plate.
I might not get the job promotion, so why bother going for it
My last relationship was a failure, so I am destined to be alone forever.
My kids were late to school today. I am a complete failure as a parent.
My partner did not do the dishes- obviously he doesn’t care about me.
My website isn’t perfect, so I am not going to even tell people about my new business.
This perfectionism prevents positivity, productivity and profitability. And it needs to be stopped!
My next book Better Than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love teaches how we can continue to strive for excellence while at the same time not beating ourselves up, avoiding situations or feeling like you are falling short. It will help you create the life you truly want to live: happiness, health, strong relationships, success without the stress of “needing” to be perfect.
The book is just the tip of the iceberg. We are going on a journey! A journey to ditch perfectionism and live free. I’ll walk with you each step of the way and provide advice, great tools and a thriving community to aid your personal trek. Watch the video above for more insights and let’s get ready to be Better Than Perfect!