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Why Imperfect Is the New Perfect

Ladies, I’ve got news for you. Perfectionism is out… like tight perms and shoulder pads out.
The struggle to be perfect is not just pointless, it is destructive and counterproductive.

Imperfect is the new Perfect _ Natalie Tolhopf Business CoachIt’s time to stop proudly flying your perfectionist flag as if it’s a desirable characteristic. And WAY past time to stop using “perfectionism” as an excuse for your procrastination and hesitation.

I know you’ve got a lifetime of brainwashing and conditioning to overcome on this one, because I do too. But if my journey has taught me anything, it’s that we need to embrace imperfection and authenticity before we can really unleash our full potential.

If you are feeling stuck, procrastinating, overworked, self-critical, and strung out, chances are that perfectionism is playing a toxic role and holding you back.

Not for long, babe!

We are all about digging deep, getting our hands dirty, and pulling out the weeds that stop us from growing. Let’s look at why imperfect is the new perfect!

Why Imperfect Is the New Perfect

Perfectionism Is Not Merely Having High Standards

Having high standards and doing the best work you can is NOT the same as trying to be perfect.
The first trait is healthy and achievable. Whereas the second is based on fear, insecurity and self-doubt. Not to mention, there is really no such thing as perfect!

Where does this all come from?

Where most troublesome thoughts and feelings come from – fear and insecurity.
Let’s cut the crap and really get honest with ourselves now. The reason you are working yourself to the bone and driving yourself crazy, trying to achieve the impossible (perfection), is that you desperately need approval.

Your self-worth is wrapped up in avoiding criticism or failure. You are terrified that other people might see your weakness and find out that you are just not good enough.

Somewhere along the way, you’ve learned that your value lies only in your performance and accomplishments. It’s not enough to just be imperfect, authentic, wonderful YOU. Instead, you must achieve – and not just once, but over and over again.
How fucking exhausting is that!

💯 There’s No Such Thing As Perfect

The great news is, there is no such thing as perfect. Think about it, have you ever actually met someone who is perfect ( in REAL LIFE, not in fake Instagram/Facebook land)? Real-life is not perfect – so why the hell do you think you need to be?

Let’s work on putting that burden down together. You will progress, grow and succeed so much faster without carrying it – trust me.

☕ You Can’t Be Everyone’s Cup Of Tea

What does the perfect cuppa look like? Black with three sugars, super milky with no sugar? Herbal? Or maybe you prefer coffee! When it comes to tea, everyone has a different view of what perfect cup tastes like. So, why would it be any different with people?

Perfect is different for everyone, so stop wasting your time trying to second guess and conform to what you think other people want. Instead, do what only you can do – be the best, most authentic, imperfect you.

🔐 Ditch The Ball And Chain And Stop Procrastinating

There’s a reason why you procrastinate, can’t start new projects, can’t finish existing projects, and feel so damned stuck. I know it’s holding you back, and so do you. You are so scared to fail that you handicap yourself or create excuses to not even try.

If you don’t try, you can’t fail, right?
But guess what… if you don’t try, you DEFINITELY can’t succeed either.

🥂 Done Is Better Than Perfect

Not sure how to process all this information? Still feel overwhelmed?
Calm your farm, there’s good news…

Imperfection is SO in. And it’s not going to go out of style.

Imperfection means giving everything a go and not falling apart if it doesn’t go as planned. It means following your dreams and working through the obstacles messily, clumsily, but with resilience and self-belief. It means learning from your failures instead of letting them stop you in your tracks.

And I am here to help you embrace your imperfections. If you want to ditch the overwhelm and embrace success, then grab a free strategy session with me now. We can get to the heart of what is slowing you down and make a plan to speed through it.

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Natalie Tolhopf | Business Coach

About Natalie Tolhopf | Business Coach

After more than a decade in coaching (and a failed business venture), Natalie Tolhopf knows that success is all about mindset, focus and consistency. With a coaching philosophy that’s equal parts butt kick and handhold, Nat guides inspired businesswomen to take imperfect action to build your business in a way that’s right for you. She’ll teach you how to adopt a success mindset, and bust through procrastination and perfectionism to become the star of your own show.

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