For two years, I was posting about my experience with perfectionism and impostor syndrome on Instagram, but I was not getting closer to launching the course I had in mind.
The three key things that finally moved the needle for me were:
1. Understanding how to write for social media
This was a lightbulb moment for me. Learning how to write about my experience in a way that is not a “me, me, me” story finally helped me uncover the essence of my message, and it helped me clarify the connection between my experience as a marketer and as a recovering perfectionist.
2. Developing my own system to create content
This is the best advice I can give to an overthinker - ADD CONSTRAINTS. Perfectionists go down rabbit holes of knowledge before they feel ready to create. To keep myself from spinning in the same place, I need to add constraints that will help me focus. This starts with my co-working hours and the system I’ve set up to write and plan content.
3. Doing the emotional work to change the stories I had about loving and accepting myself.
I don’t care how you are doing your marketing right now - if it’s you or if you are paying someone else, your strategy will be a flop if you are not taking care of the stories that tell you what you can/cannot do, what you should/should not do, etc.
These stories have an impact on your business in ways that you won’t be able to predict.
I didn’t need new brand colors or a catchy name. I needed to deal with my anger, my misfit wounds, my fear of vulnerability and learn how to love myself when I self-sabotage.
By focusing on these three things I was finally able to turn a vague idea into a plan that I am excited about, and I am starting to show up in a way that feels good, safe and FUN. For the next 90 days, I will be promoting one thing only - I am turning my content planning and creation method into a workshop! The first workshop is on June 11th - register at: www.carolinachanis.com