Understand and Overcome Perfectionism with Sam Laura Brown

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In this episode, we dive deep into the struggles of perfectionists, the issues they face as they strive for perfection in their professional and personal lives, and what they can do to overcome the all-or-nothing mindset that leads to procrastination and lead happier and more successful lives.

A lot of us consider perfectionism to be a strength, a trait that enhances our ability to outperform, outshine the competition and if you’re one of those people, you are in for a shock! Not only is perfectionism not an asset, it’s a roadblock to success that can keep us stuck. In fact, according to World Health Organisation, perfectionistic tendencies can lead to negative self-talk, depression, anxiety, and sadly, perfectionism can even lead to the amplification of suicide risks. It’s a struggle that warrants expert help that goes beyond the surface advice we find on the internet. Hopefully, this episode will prove to be a step in the right direction because our guest really does go deep. Let’s dive in!

About the guest-

Sam Laura Brown is a perfectionism coach, host of the top-rated podcast The Perfectionism Project and the founder of Perfectionists Getting Shit Done – a group coaching program for perfectionists who are building businesses. Sam teaches perfectionists how to follow through with their plans and get out of their own way in their business.

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2:50 – What is perfectionism and how it impacts our life and business

8:30 – Perfectionism and the state of our emotions

11:45 – Understanding the past vs exploring our present day thoughts to overcome perfectionism

17:15 – Comprehensive examples to understand how it manifests in our life

28:20 – Instead of trying to manage perfectionistic tendencies, what does Sam recommend we do to alleviate its impact

30:20 – How a fixed and growth mindset contribute to perfectionism and procrastination

36:00 – Working towards milestones in a healthy way

39:00 – What mindset should we cultivate and maintain as we take on new, challenging projects to ensure steady progress

44:00 – How to set goals and planning mistakes to avoid

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