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How Perfectionism Is Sabotaging Your Business

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Perfectionism is a problem. That’s what author and researcher Jane Bluestein learned after studying adolescent girls’ pursuit of perfection, then realizing the habit can affect anyone. Her new book is called The Perfection Deception: Why Trying to Be Perfect is Sabotaging Your Relationships, Making You Sick, and Holding Your Happiness Hostage (HCI Books, 2015) -- but there’s an important concept missing from that title: Perfectionism can also sabotage your business. She explains why.

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