Amy Neuzil of To Health With That! On How To Get Past Your Perfectionism And ‘Just Do It’
Your time has as much value as your “product” or the thing you’re working to make perfect. Use timers to help you budget the amount of this precious resource you are willing to spend on this task. If it’s hard to get perspective, put a dollar amount on your time. Pay yourself $500 or $1000 per hour. How many thousands of hours have you put into your pitch, proposal, or blog post? Like me with my year-long adventure into a weight loss course. After a year of “making it perfect,” I did a beta test, got feedback, made this incredible realization about myself, and ran with it. I realized that people wanted to connect and took that lesson as the payout for that year. I never got that course out of the beta phase — I took what I learned about perfectionism and left gratefully.
Many successful people are perfectionists. At the same time, they have the ability to say “Done is Better Than Perfect” and just complete and wrap up a project. What is the best way to overcome the stalling and procrastination that perfectionism causes? How does one overcome the fear of potential critique or the fear of not being successful? In this interview series, called How To Get Past Your Perfectionism And ‘Just Do It’, we are interviewing successful leaders who can share stories and lessons from their experience about “how to overcome the hesitation caused by perfectionism.
As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Amy Neuzil.
Amy is a naturopathic doctor, writer, speaker, and host of the To Health With That! Podcast. Her primary focus is the MTHFR polymorphism and all of its quirks, including perfectionism. She is also the mutant-in-chief at Genetic Rockstars, a community where the overachievers, black sheep, and MTHFR…