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Perfectionism makes even the smartest business owners get in their own way, which is why the Perfectionism Project is a podcast full of perfectionism advice for entrepreneurs. Your host is Sam Laura Brown, perfectionism coach and founder of Perfectionists Getting Sh*t Done. With her conversational podcast episodes and relatable stories, Sam will motivate you to get out of your own way and help you feel less alone as you navigate the ups and downs of business. Filled with practical advice, this podcast is for entrepreneurs of any kind who are ready to skyrocket their productivity levels and stop holding themselves back. Subscribe today to discover how to overcome perfectionism, escape the all-or-nothing mindset and stop procrastinating so you can become more productive and build a successful business. For even more perfectionism advice to help you with your business, follow Sam on Instagram @perfectionismproject or sign up for Perfectionists Getting Sh*t Done at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

Perfectionism makes even the smartest business owners get in their own way, which is why the Perfectionism Project is a podcast full of perfectionism advice for entrepreneurs. Your host is Sam Laura Brown, perfectionism coach and founder of Perfectionists Getting Sh*t Done. With her conversational podcast episodes and relatable stories, Sam will motivate you to get out of your own way and help you feel less alone as you navigate the ups and downs of business. Filled with practical advice, this podcast is for entrepreneurs of any kind who are ready to skyrocket their productivity levels and stop holding themselves back. Subscribe today to discover how to overcome perfectionism, escape the all-or-nothing mindset and stop procrastinating so you can become more productive and build a successful business. For even more perfectionism advice to help you with your business, follow Sam on Instagram @perfectionismproject or sign up for Perfectionists Getting Sh*t Done at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

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Australia

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Perfectionism makes even the smartest business owners get in their own way, which is why the Perfectionism Project is a podcast full of perfectionism advice for entrepreneurs. Your host is Sam Laura Brown, perfectionism coach and founder of Perfectionists Getting Sh*t Done. With her conversational podcast episodes and relatable stories, Sam will motivate you to get out of your own way and help you feel less alone as you navigate the ups and downs of business. Filled with practical advice, this podcast is for entrepreneurs of any kind who are ready to skyrocket their productivity levels and stop holding themselves back. Subscribe today to discover how to overcome perfectionism, escape the all-or-nothing mindset and stop procrastinating so you can become more productive and build a successful business. For even more perfectionism advice to help you with your business, follow Sam on Instagram @perfectionismproject or sign up for Perfectionists Getting Sh*t Done at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

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English


Episodes

Ep 315: When Re-Doing Your Work Is Self-Sabotage + When It's Not

1/23/2022
Our perfectionism often makes us think that the work we’ve produced isn’t good enough and that we need to re-do it. This usually turns into us doing our work over again and again. And when we get into this habit, it’s very disheartening to even approach a task so we only end up procrastinating on it and putting it off. In this episode, I’m talking about why I wanted to re-record two podcast episodes and how I came to a decision as to whether or not to let myself do it. If you find yourself...

Duration:00:31:54

Ep 314: How To Stop Revenge Bedtime Procrastination

1/16/2022
Revenge bedtime procrastination is something most perfectionists struggle to stop. When you’re not planning properly as a perfectionist, you put more business tasks on your to-do list than you have time to complete. Because you want to be productive, you put pressure on yourself to get everything done. But then you don’t know what to do first… You end up working on a random business task until it’s 80% done (and then get distracted by something else) or you do nothing at all. All the while,...

Duration:00:37:40

Ep 313: Answering Your Questions About PGSD

1/15/2022
In this episode I’m answering your questions about my group program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done. Since the doors to PGSD are closing in 48 hours (11:59pm EDT on 16 January 2022), I want to make sure you have everything you need to decide whether PGSD is a good fit for you and whether joining this round is the best timing. PGSD is my group coaching for perfectionist business owners to get them out of their own way. If you’re someone who has been doing a lot of procrasti-learning and you...

Duration:00:59:17

Ep 312: Perfectionism, Power Planning and PGSD with Kristen Cain

1/10/2022
In this episode I’m interviewing Kristen Cain, a style coach and committed PGSDer, on all things perfectionism and Power Planning. A few months ago, Kristen reached out to our team to see if there was anything she could do to help spread the word about PGSD so that more people like her can get out of their own way in their business. So I decided to interview her for the podcast! The doors to PGSD are now open. We are open for enrollment for one week only (until 11:59pm New York time on 16...

Duration:01:00:12

Ep 311: [PLANNING SERIES] How To Follow Your Plans When You Don’t Feel Like It

1/9/2022
There are courageous things you need to do to build your business that you might never feel excited about… like pitching yourself as a guest on one of your favourite podcasts or posting on Instagram when you’ve been getting is 17 likes or publishing your sales page when you’re still working on believing that your product is worth the money. If you’re only able to do things when you’re in the mood to do them, your business won’t get much further than it is now. But changing that is...

Duration:01:04:08

Ep 310: [PLANNING SERIES] The 3 Month Commitment + Why It Matters

1/7/2022
Power Planning will get you out of your own way in your business and have you doing the deep perfectionism work you need to do - all while you’re doing more of what matters than ever before (in less time and with less overthinking). But it won’t work for you if you give up on it prematurely. The habit of giving up too soon is one of the main reasons you’re not where you want to be in your business. Most perfectionists want overnight, struggle-free, push-of-a-button success and we quit when...

Duration:00:45:13

Ep 309: [PLANNING SERIES] How To Plan Amidst Uncertainty with Michelle Weeks

1/5/2022
Most perfectionists find it challenging to plan out their week when they don’t know what will come up or how much energy they’ll have. Whether you’re working an exhausting day job, doing shift work or raising young children alongside building your business - there are certain things that can feel hard to plan around. Especially when no one has taught you how to plan properly… Some perfectionists plan their week as if everything will go smoothly, hoping for the best and then abandoning their...

Duration:00:54:54

Ep 308: [PLANNING SERIES] A Step-By-Step Walkthrough of Power Planning

1/3/2022
Power Planning covers everything perfectionists must do to plan properly. It’s a simple 3 step process that anyone can learn. And I walk you through it in this episode. Here’s a brief overview of how Power Planning works but be sure to tune into this episode to get all the details! Step 1. Power Hour - in your weekly Power Hour you’ll put your needle moving tasks in your digital calendar and create simple contingency plans that make it easy to get everything done without feeling...

Duration:00:54:45

Ep 307: [PLANNING SERIES] Procrasti-Planning Versus Planning Properly

1/1/2022
Perfectionists get in their own way when they follow the same planning advice as everyone else. That’s why I’ve recorded a 5-part planning series for the podcast that’ll help you plan properly as a perfectionist. This planning series is for perfectionists who write and rewrite long to-do lists of business tasks they never start, fall behind because they underestimate how long things will take and have notebooks full of ideas they haven’t done anything with. This episode (part 1 of the...

Duration:00:51:38

Ep 306: Personal Growth Update - Q4 2021

12/26/2021
For the foreseeable future, I’m going to be doing my personal growth updates quarterly (instead of monthly like I used to) so it aligns with the quarterly review for my impossible goal. So today’s episode is a chatty personal growth update covering the last 3 months of 2021. In this episode I chat about why we’ve been in planned profit loss this quarter, the mastermind I’ve just joined for 2022, getting the renovation done (yay!) and navigating life as a new mum. Featured In The...

Duration:01:02:38

Ep 305: Navigating The Ups and Downs Of Your Impossible Goal with Imogen Pickering

12/19/2021
In this episode I’m interviewing Imogen Pickering, a serial entrepreneur and long-standing PGSDer on all things goal-setting and perfectionism. Imogen is the founder and lead creative of Bijoux Brands, a creative design studio specialising in crafting strategy-led, scroll-stopping brands for ambitious female-founders. She also candidly shares the emotional highs and lows of business on her social media channels. Since the inception of her first business - her fashion brand called Imogen...

Duration:01:39:42

Ep 304: 5 Signs You're Procrasti-Learning + What To Do Instead

12/12/2021
Today I’m sharing with you a recording of my recent instagram live (I’m @perfectionismproject on Instagram). I wanted to talk about procrasti-learning because I hear from people all the time that they think they are procrasti-learning if they invest in a course or program before they’ve implemented all of the free advice they’ve learned. And this simply isn’t the case! In this episode I talk about 5 of the reasons perfectionists procrasti-learn as well as 5 signs that you’re...

Duration:01:00:46

Ep 303: Perfectionism + Human Design For Projectors and Reflectors with Aditi Bhattacharya

12/5/2021
In this episode I’m talking with Aditi Bhattacharya about all things Human Design and perfectionism for Projectors and Reflectors. Aditi and I are both Projectors and we geek out about how to get out of your own way - and succeed in business - as a Projector. Note: This is a follow on from Episode 301 on how I’m personally using Human Design to get out of my own way. That episode covers some basics about Human Design and how to find yours. If you haven’t listened to that episode yet I...

Duration:01:34:17

Ep 302: Perfectionism + Human Design For Manifestors, Generators and Manifesting Generators with Mili Velikova

12/1/2021
In this episode I’m talking with Mili Velikova about all things Human Design and perfectionism for Manifestors, Generators and Manifesting Generators. Note: This is a follow on from Episode 301 on how I’m personally using Human Design to get out of my own way. That episode covers some basics about Human Design and how to find yours. If you haven’t listened to that episode yet I recommend tuning into that one first. Mili (a 1/3 Sacral Manifesting Generator) is an ex-engineer turned Human...

Duration:01:48:40

Ep 301: How I'm Using Human Design To Get Out Of My Own Way

11/28/2021
I love sharing anything that will help you better understand yourself on this podcast - this is because the more you understand yourself, the better you’re able to get out of your own way in your business. Which is why I’ve decided to do a series of episodes on Human Design. In this episode I’m sharing what I understand Human Design to be, how I’ve personally used Human Design to help me work in the way that works best and what to expect from my upcoming episodes on Human Design (Episode...

Duration:00:46:44

Ep 300: How To Finish The Year Strong

11/21/2021
When it gets to the end of the year, we perfectionists tend to have a very all-or-nothing approach. We either check out completely because we feel so ashamed we didn’t make progress towards our goals or we put so much pressure on ourselves to be productive in these final weeks that we do a whole lot of busy work or don’t get anything done at all. What I’m sharing in this episode is 3 things you can do to finish the year strong and really build up some extra self-trust and get yourself in a...

Duration:00:43:55

Ep 299: Let's Chat About Overthinking

11/14/2021
Overthinking is something that almost all perfectionists find themselves doing - so I thought it’d be the perfect topic to kick off my new Instagram live series called Get Out Of Your Own Way. Tune in to listen to the replay recording and learn why perfectionists overthink as well as how to stop overthinking! I’ll be going live every Wednesday at 9am AEST on Instagram (I’m @perfectionismproject) for at least the remainder of 2021 to share practical tips and advice to help you get out of...

Duration:00:38:03

Ep 298: Launching, Podcasting + Making A Million Dollars With Steph Taylor

11/7/2021
In this episode I’m interviewing Steph Taylor on launching and podcasting as a perfectionist. Steph is a digital product launch strategist for business owners who are tired of selling services and want to scale with their first digital offer. Whether it’s starting a podcast or selling a digital course, Steph helps her students reach more people, grow their audience and become the go-to in their industry. She’s host of the Socialette podcast, with over 1 million downloads to date, and has...

Duration:01:38:28

Ep 297: 7 Signs Your Follow Through Problem Is Actually A Planning Problem

10/31/2021
I recently sent out a Perfectionist Power-Up that resonated with a lot of my email subscribers. It said: “Maybe your follow through problem is actually a planning problem”. So I wanted to record an episode to help you figure out whether this is what’s going on for you. There are a lot of things we can do to help us follow through with our plans consistently. I share many of them on this podcast! But first it’s incredibly important to look at the plans you’re trying to follow through on. Are...

Duration:00:36:02

Ep 296: A Short Story That Will Help You Put Yourself Out There

10/24/2021
I felt inspired to share a story that I heard on another podcast. This story resonated with me deeply and is something I want to share with you because, as perfectionists, we tend to not recognise how our imperfections help others. We only see the progress we’re not making, we judge ourselves harshly, beat ourselves etc. When I heard this story, it gave me a sense of freedom to just show up as myself without it being polished or perfect. I still have my own journey and struggles with my...

Duration:00:35:41