How Perfectionism Impacts Performance

Have you ever wondered the impact of your perfectionism on performance?

I'd like to tell you about my 'Why' in becoming so passionate about helping professionals elevate their performance.

The world has a funny way of pushing you into paths. I won a Facebook contest and could choose a 1/2-day group session or a one on one coaching session. I choose the one on one session as I am conditioned for coaching. My intention was to grow from coaching, but I had no idea what I was about to discover. And (know now) subconsciously believed I could breeze through it.

For the coaching session all I needed to do is show up, be honest and vulnerable, discover and choose how I will move forward. EASY I thought.

WRONG! What came out of this session with Ricky Goodall was a flood (I mean literally a flood) of emotion that my perfectionism was a result of feeling like I am not enough. I am not smart enough, experienced enough or brave enough.

Let me back up. Throughout my career I've always done well, finding ways to make it to the next corporate step but feeling small along the way. I'd do one of two things: 1) avoid and delegate; or 2) often time take personal time to perfect the report, the program or strategy.

I'd go out of my way to help other leader's successes instead of focusing on my own success.

After self discovery, and responding to s