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The Keeping It Personal Show

Feb 13, 2023

Are you a perfectionist entrepreneur struggling to take action? In this episode, Teri explores the importance of embracing imperfection to achieve success. She shares their personal experience with perfectionism and how they overcame it. She provides five practical tips to conquer perfectionism, including recognizing its myth, taking action, not waiting for perfect conditions, and doing what needs to be done. She emphasizes progress over perfection and the value of learning from mistakes to reach your goals. Join us to learn how to manage the various roles in your personal and professional life while striving for excellence. 


[00:01 – 04:36] Overcoming Perfectionism

  • Perfectionism hinders action and drains us personally and professionally 
  • Embrace imperfection, pursue excellence; waiting for perfection harms business 
  • Perfectionism causes inaction, doubt, and delays; waiting for perfection is expensive 


[04:37 – 07:35] Lessons to Overcome Perfectionism

  • Embrace imperfection and accept that making mistakes is okay 
  • Set realistic goals that align with your values to avoid feeling overwhelmed or discouraged 
  • Focus on progress and celebrate small victories instead of striving for perfection 
  • Learn to say no to tasks that do not serve your long-term goals 


[07:36 – 09:23] Closing Segment

  • Embrace imperfection and set realistic goals to overcome perfectionism 
  • Focus on progress rather than perfection and learn to say no 
  • Take action towards your goals and do everything with excellence 
  • Pay attention to tangible and intangible results when making business investments 



“Rather than focusing on perfection let's focus on making progress and celebrate small victories. - Teri Johnson 


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