My name is Kathryn and I am a perfectionist! There, I said it. It’s funny because I never realized it until I became a life coach and started my own business. I found myself wanting to share my insights, thoughts and struggles, but was holding back out of fear it was not good enough, or well, perfect. I have been working on this with my own coach as I strongly believe in the power of coaching or I would not be one!
We explored what was holding me back and I realized that I often want things to be perfect and if they are not, I either stress about them for what feels like forever or I don’t take any action. I quickly learned not taking action as a business owner was getting me nowhere and even though it felt scary, it was necessary to grow, learn and be successful.
I got to wondering, why did I have this need for perfection? What was I really afraid of? Then it hit me, I was scared of being vulnerable and putting myself out there. Sound familiar?