Why I Gave Up Trying to Do-It-All and Had My Highest Earnings Month Ever

Katherine Grace
5 min readOct 29, 2020

Running my business is better when I love myself

“I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything…” — Oprah Winfrey

Unpopular Opinion #1: I cannot do it all.

Unpopular Opinion #2: Neither can you.

I cannot be on every social media platform AND write blog posts AND make YouTube videos AND send regular emails to my subscribers AND keep with my website AND do my ‘day job’ AND provide kick-ass editing services to my clients AND continue creating awesome printables and planner and journals, eBooks and guidebooks AND continue to learn, heal, share and grow.

I simply do not have enough hours or energy in my day.

Neither do you.

And that is ok.

I promise.

For years I tried to do it all, really I did. Here’s how that would look: try to do it all, get burnt out, give up, rest up, rinse and repeat again and again.

Notice a theme?

Yeah, that part of repeating the burnout sucked big time. Continuously revisiting that feeling like I was never going to be able to live up to what we’ve been told I was ‘supposed’ to be doing really did a number on me for a number of years.

Can you relate?

For years I struggled — always failing.


Because I was trying to be perfect by trying to freaking do-it-all. I know it’s something others struggle with too — this awful culture mindset that says we’ve got to be and do everything if we want to succeed, especially if success means having a business that supports your life while solving your customer’s problems.

That sticky mess would paralyze me every.single.time.

There I was, trying to squeeze more time and more energy out of each day than is actually possible until one amazing day when I realized that ‘doing it all’ stems from the same toxic mindset as perfectionism, and then? BOOM! My heart just opened up to that Truth.


Katherine Grace

NeuroDivergent and Disabled Writer. Editor. Survivor.