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Interview: Natalie Tolhopf Talks about Allergic to Perfect


Natalie Tolhopf knows that success is all about mindset, focus and consistency. With a coaching philosophy that’s equal parts butt kick and handhold, Nat guides inspired businesswomen to take imperfect action to build your business in a way that’s right for you. Natalie talks to NZ Booklovers about her book Allergic to Perfect.

Tell us a little about Allergic to Perfect.

I lay out the exact roadmap I followed to build a solid six-figure business, without losing myself – or my health – in the process. In the book you will learn how to:

  • Let go of fear, doubt and overwhelm and supercharge your self-belief.

  • Adopt rock solid mindset practices to set yourself up for success, every day.

  • Be who you are and embrace your unique voice.

  • Drop your perfectionism and take imperfect action, so you can stop procrastinating and get stuff done.

  • Finally get comfortable - or heck, even enjoy - selling, so you can consistently build your income to six figures and beyond.

What inspired you to write this book?

Wanting to share with women in business the real highlight reels to expect.


What research was involved?

The research was based on my experiences and those of my clients.


What was your routine or process when writing this book?

It started out as a collection of blogs, then I turned it into a guidebook that was 35 pages...and from there I just started fleshing out all the topics. First draft was then pulled apart on the floor of my living room and put into chapters/categories. Then each writing time I would start at a chapter and write. Then it was handed over to an editor. It was pulled apart again, fleshed out and put into a flow that made sense, then I filled in the gaps.


If a soundtrack was made to accompany this book, name a song or two you would include.

Oh what a cool question! I think it would be This is Me from The Greatest Showman!


What do you hope readers will take away from your book?

That they deserve and are worthy of the business and success they desire.


What is the favourite book you have read so far this year and why?

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz- It flips around your current money mindset and allows you to challenge the traditional accounting methods.


What’s next on the agenda for you?

Can't believe I am saying this but book number two!!!


More info at https://natalietolhopf.com/