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Why perfectionism is destroying your success (and health)

a bald man trying to build something but failed shows why perfectionism is destroying your success and health

It’s pretty natural for aspiring entrepreneurs to want, (heck, expect!) everything to be perfect when running a successful start-up.

After all, striving for that perfect 10 every time should be the ultimate goal… right?

Wrong. Fact is, perfect is not actually a thing. And striving for it has the very real potential to stop your startup in its tracks.

The true price of perfect.

As a culture, we tend to reward perfectionists for their uncompromising drive to meet their own ridiculously high standards. And while perfectionists generally are high achievers, this rule simply doesn’t apply in the world of startups.

Studies have found perfectionists are generally risk-averse, which can seriously impede innovation and creativity (kind of the building blocks of entrepreneurial success).

Striving for that perfect product or that perfect moment to release it will more likely result in missed opportunity, as any entrepreneur who “waited for the right time”, only to be pipped at the post by a competitor, will tell you.

In fact, our research suggests a founder’s interest in perfecting details, structure and procedures that exceed a measly 8% is directly related to business failure.

Nobody’s perfect (and nobody should be).

Striving to achieve unattainable perfection can not only hobble your business unnecessarily, it can actually harm your health, too!

Typical perfectionists take a “no pain, no gain” approach to their success. But this tendency towards an unequivocal workaholism can lead to a life of fear, frustration, paralyzing self-doubt and low self-esteem.

And while you may think perfectionism would keep you on track with that latest diet and exercise plan, the research actually shows perfectionism is linked to poor physical health and an increased risk of death. Yikes.

Researchers reckon it could be high levels of stress and anxiety, known to be linked with the personality trait of perfectionism, which might be contributing to the almost 50% decrease in lifespan.

On top of all this, in their constant struggle for control, perfectionists are at increased risk of anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

All this can set you on a vicious cycle of mental and physical burn-out, that in turn makes you less likely to achieve the high standards you set for yourself in the first place. And let’s face it, nobody has time for these destructive patterns in general life, let alone when trying to create and run a successful business!

Moving past perfect.

In the words of Elsa from Frozen, let it go!

Learning to let go of the idea that everything has to be 100% perfect all the time means you’re better able to grasp new opportunities as they crop up, initiate new ideas, gather constructive feedback (hello, MVP!) and ultimately move forward.

In fact, our research found that successful early-stage entrepreneurs are 40% more likely to initiate and start things than the working population, an energy often translates not only to start up success, but also investment success.

It will also keep your physical and mental health in check, so you can continue to be the best founder you can be.

Think you may need a little help letting go? We might have just the thing

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My Coaching Plan:

Our expert coaches have designed hyper-effective programs that will help 

you overcome perfectionism and improve your wellbeing.

Coach Marlee (your amazing AI-powered personal coach) will analyse your unique traits and goals to let you know which program to start with (and if there are any you should skip)!

Your recommended programs include:

Reflection & Patience

Develop ‘step back’ mastery for increased self-awareness and developing mindsets and tools for constant improvement. Reflection and patience is core to consolidating learning, development, strategic thinking, recharging and living an authentic and meaningful life.

5 - 15 minutes
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8 weeks
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Trust Your Gut Feel

Explore, strengthen and stand by what you believe in at work and in life. Trust in your ‘gut feel’ and point of view is especially helpful for influencing, starting your own business, having your personal needs met and for living an authentic and meaningful life.

5 - 15 minutes
 per session
8 weeks

Vital Wellbeing

In this high impact nine week program Coach Marlee will help you to increase your energy, vitality and general wellbeing while also helping you to break through self sabotage and develop life long skills for emotional resilience and self-esteem. Enjoy weekly cutting edge science backed wellbeing resources from both Marlee and our wellbeing partner Blisspot.

5 - 15 minutes
 per session
8 weeks


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“Wow this program has totally changed my relationship to goals! Thanks so much Marlee, I miss you already”

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“Our fast-paced society pushes us to neglect our very human need to take a moment to pause and reflect. Marlee helped me get back in touch with that, and it has done wonders for my mental health!”

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