The Money Mindset Podcast

#83 BSS - Letting Perfectionism Go So You Get Back on Track

September 9th, 2022

Feel like you're always struggling when it comes to budgeting because you want to do it perfectly?

Perfectionism and overthinking causes people to give up on their budgets when it's not going the way they planned it because when it comes to our finances, we all want to do the best that we can.

Listen in as we discuss how to overcome perfectionism by celebrating small wins, giving yourself credit and reminding yourself of your progress on how far you've come. I also shared some tips like using a visual tracker, rewarding yourself, and how being consistent with your habits and routines help so you can get back on track!

Hosting Today:

I'm Ashley Patrick, ex detective turned debt-free CEO of my very own business and stay at home mom of three. Not too long ago, my dreams of staying at home with my kids seemed impossible. I thought I'd have to stay miserable in a high stress demanding job, just so I could retire someday.

After gaining the confidence in my own ability to manage my family's finances and a simple step-by-step plan to make it happen, I was able to pay off $45,000 in just 17 months, which then allowed me to finally quit my job, stay at home with my kids, and build a debt-free business.

Now, my mission is to help moms like you conquer debt and free themselves from the mental load of handling their family's finances.

“We're all going to have bad days. We're all gonna have a bad week, a bad month. But when you look at the overall picture of how far you've come since you started, you can see that you really have done a very good job and you should be proud of that.”
-Ashley Patrick

00:04 - Introduction for today's episode
02:29 - Meet Lisa
03:01 - Lisa's financial struggles
06:46 - Celebrating your progress
07:46 - About visual tracker
09:41 - Celebrating small wins
11:37 - Using visuals to see how much progress you have made
12:01 - Reminding yourself of your progress
22:10 - Success and failures
22:53 - Lisa's 24 hour goal
24:25 - Setting up realistic goals

If you would like to sit down with me and discuss what you are struggling with and some steps that you can take to make progress and get over that big struggle, I invite you to sign up for your own Budget Strategy Session episode at and have a mini coaching session with me.

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