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Dealing with your Social Media Perfectionism & Fear of Judgement


I woke up with a plethora of messages and screenshots from my social media accounts!

Apparently, some incomplete posts have been shared.

You could clearly see it, it was a DRAFT.

Well, first things first!

This did not cost me millions.

You see mistakes happen when the human factor is involved.

Mistakes happen! ❤️

5 Questions you can ask yourself after making a mistake

1. What happened?

2. How do I fix it?

3. Do I need to apologize?

4. How will I prevent this in the future?

5. What's one key takeaway from this experience?

The Psychology behind Social Media Perfectionism

Social media has become an integral part of our lives, and it's natural to feel anxious about our online presence. In fact, research suggests that social media perfectionism is a real phenomenon, where individuals feel constant pressure to present themselves perfectly online. This can lead to anxiety, depression, and even social isolation.

As a human being and a business owner with a personal brand, I will be honest with you: I felt embarrassed.

Having a history of perfectionism as well did not help. I felt the anxiety of something being “not perfect”.

My internal mind voice was going crazy: “Who saw the post? What did they think?”

The fear of judgment is another common challenge faced by social media users. Fear of judgment can be debilitating, leading to a lack of creativity, innovation, and confidence. The fear of judgment often stems from a desire for social acceptance and validation, which can lead to a constant need for external validation.

When you focus solely on perfectionism and the fear of judgment, you can lose sight of your mission and your audience.

It's essential to recognize that perfectionism is not a sustainable way of living or working. It can lead to burnout, decreased productivity, and overall dissatisfaction with life.

But this is where you GROW!

Setting realistic expectations for yourself and your social media presence can help you avoid the trap of perfectionism. Recognize that social media is not a one-time thing, and mistakes can be corrected.

In fact, it takes a lot of trust to give the space to someone else to speak on your behalf and create posts on your Social Media.

Personally, I am committed to creating a safe space for the people who work with me to grow.

Freedom, Leadership, and Trust are my coaching business values.

Therefore this was the exact moment to nurture those principles.

This is the moment to create psychological safety for someone to try and fail.

Circling back to the social media game, remember that your business has a mission to serve a purpose.

It is not about you.

It's about the value you bring to your audience and how you can help them. Remember that your social media presence is not about you but about your audience. Focus on providing value and helping your audience.

Are you interested in learning more about how to let go of your perfectionism and fear of judgment? You are now able to join the Online Mindset Gym and work on all these aspects and see immediate results on your mindset. Don't lose the opportunity, with 50% off on the plans. Learn more here.


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