The Fear of Not Being Perfect | POF141


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This episode is packed with so much information, it has something for everyone!

We are talking about working mom life, parenting, toxic positivity, setting boundaries and how to sit in your power as a woman!

Please meet my wonderful guest, Christine Michel Carter, who is the #1 Global Voice for Working Moms.

She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in helping career women navigate the workplace and, when needed, works with them to transition to new flexible opportunities without sacrificing their income.

Throughout our discussion the same theme kept emerging and that is how striving to be “perfect” is holding us back! Whether you are a working mom or not, it still applies. Wanting to be perfect can stop us from asking for help, delegating, putting up boundaries and communicating OUR wants, needs and thoughts.

Perfectionism is driven by FEAR. Fear that we aren’t good enough, not worthy or an imposter. To be HUMAN is to be imperfect, so can we please stop right now with the perfection? If that idea is hard for you, let me ask you, what is being perfect costing you? Sanity, burnout, relationships, health, and peace?

When you reject perfectionism, you open the door to vulnerability which is hard, BUT you’re already uncomfortable…right? AND if we can all reject it, it helps all of us because when we no longer need to keep up the lie of it (which is exhausting!) it gives others the permission to do the same.

I couldn’t get enough of Christine and I know you will love this episode!

For Christine’s guide, “Stopping the need to be needed: How to avoid co-dependency in parenting” you can download it from the Parent Toolbox.

About Christine Michel Carter

Known as the #1 Global Voice for Working Moms and featured in the Washington Post and New York Times, Christine works with the Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on maternal and child care related issues, and has most recently worked on the maternal initiatives of Vice President Kamala Harris including the Maternal CARE Act.

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