#2: Overachiever? How To Balance Ambition With ‘Being Perfect’

Nov 23, 2023

This ONE crippling issue keeps high-performers, like you, stuck in a constant cycle of overwork and burnout.

Can you guess what it is?

It’s overachievement — and perfectionism!

Ever been asked in an interview: ‘What’s your weakness?’. Well, way back in the early days of my career, my go to response which I’d state very proudly was: ‘I’m a perfectionist!’

Perfectionism has been a constant battle my ENTIRE life. And I’m not alone.

It’s a common trait amongst many high-achievers — and traditionally, society has often associated it with accomplishment and success.

But when does achievement become unhealthy or unhelpful? And how do you remain driven and motivated, while keeping your perfectionism in check?

In today’s episode, I cover:

  • Where perfectionism comes from and the consequences of over-achievement
  • The difference between healthy striving and perfectionism — and how to determine if it’s time to address it
  • How to find better balance AND remain productive — without burning out
  • Ways to work through procrastination so you can stay in action and get the results you want
  • My top tips to help you successfully balance your ambitions with the desire to ‘be perfect’

As a ‘recovering’ perfectionist, this topic is near and dear to my heart — and one I support many high-performers with too.

My intention with this episode is to give you actionable strategies you can immediately implement to successfully manage perfectionism and keep your overachievement in check!

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