Being okay with being a beginner might seem like a funny subject but that entirely depends on the type of person you are. If you are totally confident in yourself and cool with looking like a bit of a fool as you learn something new than maybe you don’t need this video. If, on the other hand you are a bit of a perfectionist or worry about what other people think, than definitely watch what follows.

I only became aware recently that I hate being a beginner. Why? Because I am one of those perfectionists mentioned above and I don’t like that awkward phase where you are not that great at whatever it is you are tackling as a newbie. Whether it’s trying to learn to waterski (gave it two goes and then gave up), doing my first videos (took me two years to get started) or even starting a new job, I rarely cut myself enough slack and usually demand of myself that I be a rock star from day 1.

That said, I’ve come a long way since my teenage years where I almost didn’t want to try anything new for fear of sucking and I’m much kinder and realistic with myself now. This awareness and progress is why I did the video below. Enjoy watching and share your own thoughts on this struggle in the comments below!

As promised in the video, here is the link to Jenn’s podcast “How being mediocre and stepping outside your comfort zone can make you reach your goals“. And if you want to subscribe to the newsletter to make sure you get next week’s video, click here! You’ll receive exclusive video access to a coaching event I did at Lululemon. Thanks for watching and you can continue getting your inspiration on by reading/watching the related content below!

Geneviève xo