Untangle Your Perfectionism with 3 Assertiveness Strategies

When you untangle your perfectionism you free up creativity and energy. Indeed, time management techniques to help untangle your perfectionism provide untold wealth. Because your standards are so high, time might be even more valuable to you than to many people. But your perfectionism may present challenges to living assertively. So you may sometimes feel…

Poisonous Perfectionism — 5 Symptoms to Look For

Is poisonous perfectionism something that has invaded your life? It’s extremely debilitating, yet, ironically, perfectionism is also often celebrated in our culture — at least to a point. What is poisonous perfectionism? Sometimes it’s subtle – sometimes it’s glaring. But on any and every level, perfectionism exerts a paralyzing influence. So, do you think that poisonous…

Perfect Poison — How Perfectionism Steals Your Energy and Time

What I call the perfect poison is a challenge for many high-achieving people, and perhaps most especially for successful women. It slows you down, skews your perspective, and steals your time What is this perfect poison?  It’s perfectionism. So, today I’d like to focus directly on the part of each of us that I call…

Shackled by Perfectionism? Here’s How to Unlock that Trap

When you’re shackled by perfectionism, you’re holding yourself back. Imagine trying to row a boat with one hand tied behind your back. Basically, you spend your time going in circles. So, your productivity suffers. But that’s not all. Your self-confidence and your overall satisfaction also take a hit. One of the best ways you can support your…

Perfectionistic Knots — Untie Them to Release Your Productivity and Joy

Perfectionistic knots are SO cloying and debilitating. And yet, how many of us tie ourselves up with way-too-high expectations every day? Preparation and focus are key skills to develop and implement when it comes to doing your best.  And here’s something that may surprise you:  Doing your best also involves knowing when to let go. …

Don’t Let Procrastination and Perfectionism Ruin Your Day

Procrastination and perfectionism make an incredibly debilitating team. And today I’ll focus on how they work when procrastination takes the lead. How many of you are familiar with procrastination’s mantra, “I’ll do that tomorrow” or maybe it’s next week, or next month? I’m guessing that most of us have uttered those words more than a few…

Not Perfect Yet? Here’s How to Let Go with 3 Simple Messages

“It’s not perfect yet.” How often do you say some version of that to yourself? And how often does that message stop you in your tracks? Finding time to do your best involves preparation and focus. And it also involves letting go.  Your time is just too precious and too limited to waste it tying…