Women today feel a ton of pressure to be perfect.
Whether it’s delivering a presentation at work flawlessly, losing the baby weight quickly, being the perfect hostess, or the best parent, friend, partner or daughter, there are a lot of roles and expectations placed on women today, and that we place on ourselves.
(I have one friend who thought she should be able to wear her pre-pregnancy jeans out of the hospital after giving birth! Needless to say she adjusted that expectation with baby #2!)
Too much pressure can paralyze you.
Years ago when I first tried to write a blog, I felt blocked.
I had a belief that my blog needed to go viral and be viewed by thousands of people. And I worried that I couldn’t write anything that good, so I didn’t write at all. That’s a lot of pressure to put on your very first blog.
I also wanted to be an entrepreneur for years, but didn’t feel like I had the “best idea,” so I kept shooting down business plans and never pursued anything.
When I became a mother, I had idealized expectations about being a mom that I’d picked up from TV shows, magazines and glamorized social media posts.
None of these perfect pictures were my reality.
Instead of accepting parenthood with all its flaws and difficulty, I beat myself up.
Instead of taking a risk to pursue a business idea, I stayed at my safe job for years.
After coaching thousands of women, and living 41 years in a woman’s body myself, there’s a common theme that’s emerged.
Perfection is the enemy of progress.
We waste a ton of energy trying to be perfect, and it prevents us from taking risks in chasing our dreams.
You need ROOM to learn and grow.
Sometimes you’ll fail. Most of the time, you won’t be perfect. You’ll stumble your way through things.
But it’s your growth and learning during the journey that counts.
And the journey can’t begin until you take the first step.
If you wait to be perfect or “ready,” you’ll miss out on opportunities.
Look, most of my blogs don’t go viral. After writing for a couple years, I finally did have a blog go viral. But it wasn’t my first one. Heck, it wasn’t even one of my best ones. It went viral because I didn’t give up. I persevered even though my writing was far from perfect.
This fall, as part of our CWYL Program, I’m going to be teaching a BRAND NEW class on “How to Take Imperfect Action” that’s for anyone who wants to move through fear and make real progress in some area of your life. And you’re invited!
Choose bravery over perfection.
I believe we all need to learn a new skill set, how to be brave and take imperfect action despite your fear or resistance.
I want you to have the tools to do this.
So I’ve taken what I’ve learned over the last ten years, and turned it into a FREE class.
Here’s the deal. I’m teaching a LIVE class on Wednesday, September 18th. It’s called the “3 Hidden Blocks Keeping You From Realizing Your True Purpose And Potential.”
Here’s what you’ll learn
- How to take imperfect action, even if you aren’t sure what you want
- The one belief that separates those who achieve their true potential from those who do not.
- The 3 fears that keep most people stressed, stuck, and underperforming.
- Why old patterns get in your way, and how to avoid them.
- How to get clarity and confidence in your next step — in less than 2 minutes (yes, really).
If you think the 30 Day Meditation Challenge and our blogs are powerful, my live classes are turbo charged! The turnout is always incredible. (Our last free class had over 500 people sign up!)
Plus, you’ll get to connect with other incredible women on a similar path.
(and we always include some cool surprises and lots of laughs!)
The first ten people to join the webinar live (and stay till the end!) will receive a special gift. 🙂
👉Click here to choose the time on September 18th that works for you.
Yes, I’m teaching LIVE both times. But even if you can’t make it, sign up anyway and get access to the replay!
Can’t wait to see you there.
Remember, failure is just feedback. When you look for the gift, opportunity or lesson in each failure, you make the journey worth it.
May you create work and a life you love 💕
That is a fabulous mantra 🙂
Thanks Mollie! I agree – got it from a Tedx talk. 🙂