Anti-Perfectionism for Creators

An online workshop for musicians, artists, and writers who identify as "self-sabotaging perfectionists."

In this 1-hour, prerecorded workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Get out of your own way.
  • Forgive yourself for mistakes.
  • Practice even when you’re worried about messing up.
  • Remove blockages from your creative process.
  • Know what to prioritize and what to compromise in your creative process.

I'll help you practice and learn and improve your skills and create stuff. You only have to be willing to make mistakes.

Outline of topics:

  • Why you're a perfectionist.
  • How to create things easily even when you're worried about the results.
  • Why your work sucks even if you did everything right.
  • Why it's bad to be a perfectionist.
  • How to solve perfectionism.
  • How you learned to be afraid of mistakes.
  • How to learn from your mistakes.
  • Is it bad to try not to make mistakes?
  • Can you forgive yourself for making mistakes?
  • How to practice when there are just too many things to worry about (what to prioritize).
  • How to solve writer's block.
  • What to do when you just can't stop worrying about results.

Please try the exercise given in the workshop. It has nothing to do with music or art or writing, but it will show you how to eliminate perfectionism in all of them (hint: it's about physicality).

This workshop may be for you if:

  • You get caught up on perfecting the process.
  • Perfectionism does not allow you to be satisfied with your work.
  • You're afraid of making mistakes and this causes you to have no progress in art, music and writing.

This workshop may NOT be for you if:

  • You're unwilling to make mistakes.
  • You don't have a practice or skill you're having a hard time with.
  • You think perfectionism is good and necessary.

Feedback from participants:

“What I thought was interesting about the numbers exercise was that the most important task was the task that was the easiest. But, then you paired it with something that could be deemed as hard, because if you have a blank moment, if you don't know what 7 times 3 is, then you could choose to compromise one or the other. You could compromise the time, or you could say the wrong number, or you could say a non-number, and then keep going. You almost have to prioritize your mistakes a little bit, and the way that you presented that particular task really got me thinking about how I could use that in my own practicing.


(opera singer)


I don't always think of myself as an artist even though I write and create both in my personal and professional life, but I do get caught up in perfection a lot. Not even about the product, but of the process. I'll postpone starting a big project because I keep thinking the circumstance and everything around it have to be perfect, I have to be "in the zone". It's been an issue both at work and personally. If I never start something then I can't be worried when I never finish it or if I finish it and it fails. Even though that's counterintuitive. God dammit Michael, I didn't expect this level of insight into my creative habits. Thank you? Okay, but for real, thanks. You got a good dialogue going.




What's Included

  • The 1-hour recorded workshop for you to watch at your own pace.
  • A 13-page study guide on what was covered, for your educational pleasure.

$25 USD

100% money-back guarantee: If this doesn't give you solid, practical ideas about how to tackle your perfectionism, I'll refund your money, no questions asked.

About the Instructor

Hi, I'm Michael. I'm a classical musician. I also draw and write a blog about music and meditation. I'm tempted everyday to succumb to perfectionism. But no, I've decided to be an anti-perfectionist.

This isn't easy. It's the result of my knowledge and experience with meditation.

The workshop itself was taught according to the principles of anti-perfectionism, which I hope you'll see.