Megan Reilly is an author, copywriter, speaker, and perfectionism editor. After several years of intermittent projects along with her day job, she launched her business in 2017. It soon became clear that her virtual office included two separate branches. Both AccountingforCopy.com and TheStoryisYours.com serve entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to connect with their ideal clients by adding themselves (and what they uniquely offer) into their sales and marketing materials. It was under the umbrella of The Story is Yours that her first book, "Escaping Perfectionism: Rewrite Your Story and Reclaim Your Life", expanded from a personal experience to a self-help book for those ready to heal. Megan hopes it reaches those who need it right now because it is the book she looked for a decade ago.
Debut Book: Escaping Perfectionism: Rewrite Your Story and Reclaim Your Life
It took years of active recovery to realize that my eating disorder was not a personal issue so much as it was a societal pressure manifested into individual form. Many women in the United States (and in the modern world at large) were raised with a specific set of Perfectionism Stories, referenced as PSes in this book. PSes are outdated negative ideas, passed both consciously and subliminally. Examples include the following thoughts:
• If something looks good, it was worth the pain I put myself through.
• It’s selfish to have too many needs and being demanding makes me unlovable.
• Success isn’t an option, it’s an expectation, and failure is unacceptable.
This kind of perfectionism sabotages many areas of our lives, especially these seven: career and job, money, family and friends, love, health and wellness, spirituality, and our home/office environments. In this book, you'll find tools to identify your PSes and rewrite them, receive tips on how to avoid the people and situations that have derailed your efforts in the past, and get the guidance you need to become more authentically connected to everyone in your life, including yourself!
Perfectionism sabotages many areas of our lives, especially these seven: career/job, money, family and friends, love, health and wellness, spirituality, and our home/office environments. Along with the book, Escaping Perfectionism: Rewrite Your Story and Reclaim Your Life, my YouTube Channel covers each area (and related advice to banish the BS PSes *Perfectionism Stories*!) in an ongoing workshop series. Stay tuned for weekly workshops and updates!