005: Procrastination & Perfectionism

005: Procrastination & Perfectionism

“If you don’t have 15 minutes a day to spend on your creative passion, you’re just making an excuse.” ~Michele Theberge

My FAVORITE manifestation of impostor syndrome is procrastination.

This episode is inspired by my conversation with Melissa Dinwiddie in Episode #4. Check out Melissa’s website here.

AND hear my interview with her on Episode #4 of this podcast.

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“I felt like my life was a game of Donkey Kong, jumping over barrels being thrown into my path by a giant ape on the way to my creative destiny.” ~Andrea Klunder

I think perfectionism is a way of trying to protect myself. If I don’t put my work out into the public, where I’m vulnerable, where people can criticize it, or WORSE, ignore it completely, then I’m safe.

Here’s what this looks like specifically in my brain. I can’t launch my podcast because…

My interviews need to be as good as Alex Blumberg’s (Gimlet media).

My audio quality needs to sound like NPR.

My show notes page needs to be beautiful like The Lively Show.

I need the right email marketing to skillfully direct my listeners into a sales funnel that guides you toward an online digital product that will add so much value to your lives to inspire you to do your creative work that you’ll be ready for more. The money will start rolling in and I can quit all my part-time jobs and focus on building my creative media empire, living the lifestyle of my dreams and doing the work that I know I’m meant to do… and THEN we’ll all vacation together in the south of France.

And then I get overwhelmed.

I don’t have time!

Or do I…

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Don’t know where to begin?

My How to Start e-course is designed to help you take those first few bold steps on your creative path no matter what! Truly, I’ve taken all the wisdom from my podcast guests, past teachers and a whole lot of experience with failure AND success.

This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.

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