Perfectionism doesn’t care about your wellbeing. Perfectionism wants you to sacrifice your wellbeing in the pursuit of what it has deemed as the “right” way to do things.
Perfectionism is *rife* in the online business space. Not surprising since perfectionism is a tool of oppressive systems and the business industries are rooted in capitalism, which is an oppressive system.
The perfectionistic business space tells us things like…
You have to be consistent no matter what.
You have to post as much as you can on as many apps as you can.
You have to always have a plan and stick to that plan.
You have to think positive and reframe any “negative” thoughts as positives.
You have push through mental blocks.
You have to show how you have authority - AKA how you’re better than your followers.
You have to have an answer or solution for everything.
You have to fix yourself to be worthy of success.
Low energy entrepreneurs especially are often highly sensitive to this perfectionism because we just don’t have the capacity to do all the things the way the business space wants us to.
And when we can’t do something the way perfectionism says it should be done, shame, guilt, overwhelm, and burnout are there to greet us.
Making it then even harder to keep going and do anything, at all.
It’s a vicious cycle and I’m trying to get out of it as much as I can and I want to bring you with me.
If you ever feel like there are just not enough hours in the day to get everything done, it’s because there’s not.
If you ever feel like your body lets you or your business down, it hasn’t. The business space has let your body down.
If you ever wish it didn’t have to be this hard, you’re absolutely right and it’s not your fault it’s so hard.
If you want to know you’re not alone in the entrepreneurial space, you’re not. There are more of us here talking about these things and doing things differently.
If you ever feel like you just weren’t made for this, you weren’t. Thank goodness. It means you’re not a robot.
It’s not you that’s the problem.
It’s the business space.
It’s not your fault. And you deserve better.
Creative Differences is our response to a perfectionistic business space. It is our small group program for low energy creatives and entrepreneurs to be who they are. We don’t want you fitting to our strategy. We will offer strategy that is fit to you. Read about Creative Differences here.
We also offer a free community called The Creative's Space + Community on Mighty Network. Learn more here!