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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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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, you’re feeling guilty that you’re so far behind. You’re thinking about all of the things you should be doing that aren’t getting done (like posting consistently on social media). And you’re trying to catch up on all of the life admin your past self has delegated to you. Every day has an undercurrent of overwhelm, panic and stress. And with every unproductive day that passes, it only gets harder to trust you’ll get everything done. You’re burned out from all the stopping and starting. And you’re beginning to wonder if you’ll ever change. But then comes bedtime. You promised yourself you’d get to bed on time but you knew you wouldn’t. But why would you? The hours past bedtime are the only guilt-free time you get to yourself. In the still of the night, you can relax and unwind. Nothing is expected of you. The pressure is off. And you have the promise of a more productive tomorrow. Here’s the thing - a bedtime alarm or better nighttime routine won’t stop revenge bedtime procrastination. Revenge bedtime procrastination is a symptom of a bigger problem. Because you haven’t been planning properly… You’re putting too much on your to-do list You don’t know what’s important and what isn’t You can’t trust yourself to follow through on your plans You’re trying to catch up on everything your past self put off You’re not getting clean rest during the day When you start planning properly, revenge bedtime procrastination will stop. You’ll be able to wake up at the time you want, without snoozing your alarm. Instead of watching Instagram stories, you’ll do the things you truly want to with your time - turn a corner of your home into the most inspiring workspace for your business. And you’ll finally read all of those books on your bedside table. To plan properly as a perfectionist, sign up for PGSD today at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd. The doors close at 11:59pm New York time on 16 January 2022. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why perfectionists struggle with revenge bedtime procrastination The real reason you can’t get to bed on time Why setting a bedtime alarm or a better nighttime routine won’t help How to stop revenge bedtime procrastination for good What will change when you’re planning properly as a perfectionist   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 know a lot about what you need to do to build your business but you’re just not able to get yourself to do it - that is where PGSD comes in. Tune in to learn more about PGSD, how it will help you get out of your own way and whether it’s a good fit for you. The doors to PGSD close soon. You can sign up at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd. Questions Answered: I’m not sure if I’m a perfectionist but I can relate to what you talk about on the podcast. Does PGSD help me get clear about exactly what I want to do? I’m unsure about the direction I want to take and how to make it come together. Is PGSD a good fit for me if I’m not sure about my niche yet? Is PGSD just for coaches/other kinds of entrepreneurs or do you have members who are creatives/artists making money from their art? Is PGSD a good fit for me if the tasks that trip me up in my business are different from the examples you share on the podcast? How do I know PGSD won’t just be more procrasti-learning? I have ideas to start a business, but haven’t started yet. Will PGSD be a good fit for me? Can I pay for PGSD in another currency? How much time would you recommend dedicating to PGSD per week, if I was going to join this program? When teaching Power Planning, do you go over a framework that can be followed? Do you provide ones for us to ‘try on’ until we find what works best for us? What platform is the course hosted on? Do we have time to get to know you directly and/or others on the programme or is it mostly self study? On the coaching calls are the participants seen on video or do they interact just by chat box? If I attend a call, will I be on video? What is the likelihood of being selected to be coached 1-1 on the live coaching calls?  Is this a program to help someone who is already a coach stop procrastinating or is this for someone who isn’t a coach learn how to be a coach as well? Is this the right program to take if I want to be a coach? When is the next class after the one that is starting in January? How often do you open the doors of PGSD? I am interested in PGSD and power planning, but I don’t run my own business or plan to work on starting one. What would you recommend? Do you have a short version or intensive version of PGSD? I’m not sure lifetime access is the right fit for me. I’m specifically interested in learning more about power planning and getting assistance/ more insight into it from a shorter course. Can you please share more information about the coaching process/experience? And the sorts of things people get coached on - is it specific to their business or moreso to their behaviors and habits? How much is it to join PGSD? What does lifetime access actually mean? Do we have access to one on one Q&A for help if needed beyond the group?  I’m in another program - should I wait until it’s over before I join PGSD?   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 January 2022). Sign up today at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd. In This Episode You’ll Learn: What ‘getting in your own way’ looked like for Kristen The reason Kristen signed up for PGSD even though she ‘couldn’t afford it’ Where perfectionism work fits in when it comes to building your business Why Kristen felt overwhelmed when she first started Power Planning The difference between listening to this podcast and being in PGSD Featured In The Episode: Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Kristen’s instagram: @kristencainstyle Kristen’s website: kristencainstyle.com Kristen getting coached - Episode 280 of The Perfectionism Project Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 simple… There are three problems that make perfectionists get in their own way in their business: planning problems, productivity problems and persistence problems. So far, this series has shared how to solve your planning problems. I’ve taught you how to stop procrasti-planning, what the Power Planning process looks like from start to finish, how to plan your week when it’s rife with uncertainty and the importance of the Three Month Commitment. In the final episode, I’m sharing how to solve your productivity and persistence problems so you have the full picture when it comes to getting out of your own way. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why planning properly is only the first step in getting out of your own way What you need to focus on once you know how to plan properly How the PGSD Process helps you get out of your own way helps you to get out of your own way   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 we don’t get it. We feel disheartened, discouraged and inadequate - when really, we just hadn’t tried for long enough.  Making the Three Month Commitment to Power Planning matters. You won’t feel like it’s working after a week or two - and that’s the whole point… The closer we are to being in the growth mindset, the easier it is to get out of our own way in your business - no hustling, willpower or ‘pushing through’ required. The very act of Power Planning will coax you out of your perfectionism. And the fact that Power Planning won’t ‘work’ instantly is what allows this to happen.  The Three Month Commitment might just be the missing ingredient in your business. And I share how it works (and what not to do) in today’s episode… In This Episode You’ll Learn: How I discovered the power of the Three Month Commitment Why the Three Month Commitment makes it easier to get out of your own way What making the Three Month Commitment does NOT mean How not to be all-or-nothing about your Three Month Commitment Signs you’re making progress with Power Planning during the first three months What to expect after three months of Power Planning   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 plans when the inevitable happens. Others feel like they can’t make plans at all and wing it day-by-day, praying they’ll be able to find the motivation to do what matters most. But neither of these approaches work. That’s why I interviewed Michelle Weeks on how to plan properly amidst uncertainty. Michelle is a PGSD Coach as well as being a life coach who helps mums resiliently and joyfully navigate the ups and downs of motherhood. Michelle and I are mothers of 6 month old babies (Freddie and Lydia). And we’re both using Power Planning to get out of our own way and shit done in our businesses. Tune into this episode to discover all of the practical things we do to make Power Planning work for us when life is throwing constant curveballs. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Power Planning versus to-do lists The importance of ‘buffer time’ and where to add it in your calendar Why Michelle has been committed to Power Planning for more than 2 years How Power Planning stops you from feeling bad about changing your plans mid-week When it makes sense to only Power Plan a couple of days at a time What Power Planning actually looks like in practice (it’s not perfect)   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Michelle’s Instagram: @michelle.c.weeks Michelle’s Website: michelleweeks.com.au Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 overwhelmed. Step 2. Little Tweaks - every day you’ll spend a little bit of time tweaking your calendar so you can get everything done without ever feeling behind or burning out, even if something unexpected comes up. Step 3. Weekly Review - at the end of the week you’ll do a brief weekly review to discover what worked, what didn’t work and what to do differently so next week’s plans are even easier to follow through on. After listening to this episode, you’ll know how to make the kind of plans that get you out of your own way - even when you’re scared to put yourself out there. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The 3 problems that make perfectionists get in their own way What it looks like when perfectionists follow the same planning advice as everyone else What needs to happen during your weekly Power Hour How to update your calendar so your plans stay workable How to do your weekly review How Power Planning has you doing more in less time without burning out   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 Planning Series) is all about the differences between procrasti-planning and planning properly as a perfectionist. This will help you understand where you’ve been going wrong with planning so you can do something about it. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The two types of procrasti-planning and how to identify them 7 signs you’re procrasti-planning Why perfectionists can’t follow the same planning advice as everyone else The hidden reasons perfectionists procrasti-plan How to Power Plan and the elements of planning properly as a perfectionist   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 Episode: Join the PGSD waitlist - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 Apparel - she has shared the methods and practices that she has learned surrounding mindset, goal-setting and manifestation with her audience. Imogen doesn’t hold back in this interview and candidly shares the ins and outs of her perfectionism journey, including her personal experience with setting an Impossible Goal and why she’s such a big believer in them. Tune in  If you’ve been someone who is scared to set a goal you can’t achieve then you’re going to love this episode with Imogen Pickering (known as Imogen Jersey on Instagram).  In This Episode You’ll Learn: What Imogen has learned from setting impossible goals in her business How PGSD has helped Imogen to get out of her own way How to bounce back from a failed launch Why Imogen started working on perfectionism at the beginning of her business journey How to believe in yourself and your goals, even when things aren’t working Practical ways to move past fear   Featured In The Episode: Imogen’s Instagram accounts: @imogenjersey and @bijouxbrands Imogen’s website: ​bijouxbrands.co.uk Join the PGSD waitlist - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for FREE daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 procrasti-learning and what to do instead. I hope you enjoy this episode and if you did, please take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram (as always). In This Episode You’ll Learn: Whether you should implement what you’ve learned for free before paying to learn The hidden reasons we’re pulled towards procrasti-learning 5 signs you’re procrasti-learning to help you build your self-awareness What procrasti-learning has looked like for me on my business journey The difference between learning and procrasti-learning   Featured In The Episode: Join the PGSD waitlist - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 recommend tuning into that one first. Adit (a 4/6 Splenic Projector) is a spiritual and energetic business coach, specialising in conscious manifestation and Human Design. Aditi helps her clients let go of the business ‘rules’ that don’t serve them so they can consciously manifest success in a way that uniquely aligns with what is correct for them. She has also worked as a PGSD coach! This episode is here to give you an invitation to be yourself and lean into what comes easily to you. We discuss how to follow your strategy in an empowering way, using Human Design in your Power Planning and so much more! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How discovering Human Design changed the trajectory of Aditi’s business Where to start with understanding your Human Design What Aditi and I both love about being a Projector Practical ways to ‘wait for the invitation’ without feeling disempowered What you need to know so you can make better decisions How to balance strategy and structure with aligned energy and flow How to use Power Planning to find alignment   Featured In The Episode: Aditi’s Instagram: @mycoachaditi Aditi’s Free Human Design Bundle: mycoachaditi.com/freebundle-signup Join the PGSD waitlist - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for FREE daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 Design coach. She is here to show you that you don’t have to put yourself in a box or follow someone else’s ‘rules’ to be successful in business. Mili combines her expertise in marketing and social media with her knowledge of Human Design to help her clients find clarity and promote themselves confidently - even as an introvert. She has also worked as a PGSD coach! This episode will help you understand yourself better and teach you how to use Human Design to help you get out of your own way. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How discovering Human Design changed the trajectory of Mili’s business Where to start with understanding your Human Design Practical ways to use your strategy to find aligned business opportunities How to distinguish fear from intuition What to change in your Power Planning so it’s as aligned for you as possible   Featured In The Episode: Mili’s Instagram: @milivelikova Mili’s Free Guide - Content By Design: milivelikova.com/content-by-design-guide Mili’s Authentic Brand Workshop: milivelikova.com/authentic-brand-workshop/ Mili’s Master Your Design Program: milivelikova.com/master-your-design/ Book a Human Design reading with Mili here. Join the PGSD waitlist - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for FREE daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 302 and 303).  And in case you’re wondering, I’m a 2/4 Emotional Projector! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How to find out what your Human Design is Why understanding your ‘authority’ will help you make better decisions How learning about your not-self theme will help you stay in alignment How I use Human Design when it comes to Power Planning   Featured In The Episode: Aditi’s Instagram: @mycoachaditi Mili’s Instagram: @milivelikova Get your free human design chart: Jovianarchive.com The Projector Movement podcast. Join the PGSD waitlist - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for FREE daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 great position to hit the ground running next year. These are things that won’t take a lot of time to do but I recommend doing all three of them before the end of the year. Tune in to learn what they are and how to go about them.  In This Episode You’ll Learn: The 3 things you need to do to finish the year strong How to choose what to focus on for the rest of the year The three questions to ask yourself in your yearly review Why you should let yourself miss your business over the holidays   Featured In The Episode: Episode 244: Should You Take A Break From Your Business Over The Holidays Episode 294: 5 Important Reminders About Clean Rest Join the PGSD waitlist - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for FREE daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 your own way. This converts to Tuesday afternoon if you’re in the United States or late Tuesday evening if you’re in the UK or Europe. I will always share a countdown timer on Instagram that’ll notify you of the start time so you can be there live. But if you’re wanting to convert it into your timezone, I recommend converting 9am ‘Brisbane time’ into your timezone - and don’t forget I’m a day ahead! In This Episode You’ll Learn: The hidden and surprising reasons why perfectionists overthink 3 signs that you’re overthinking How to know when you’ve thought about something ‘enough’ 3 ways to catch overthinking   Featured In The Episode: Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Join the PGSD waitlist - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for FREE daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power
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 taught more than 100,000 entrepreneurs how to launch their own podcasts and digital products.  I know you’re going to appreciate Steph’s honesty and vulnerability as she talks about the ups and downs of her own business journey, including what came up for her when she quickly hit a million dollars in revenue in 2020.  If launching is part of your business model or you’ve been thinking about starting a podcast (or have already gotten started) - you’re going to love this episode with Steph Taylor. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Steph’s journey to building a million dollar business The product creation strategy that helps Steph overcome perfectionism (I use this too) What you need to know about launching as a perfectionist How to price your digital product Practical tips to show up confidently on your podcast, even if you hate your voice How to think about investing in yourself as a business owner Steph’s favourite book for calling out self-sabotage   Featured In The Episode: Steph’s website: stephtaylor.co Steph’s podcast - Socialette: stephtaylor.co/podcast  Steph’s instagram: instagram.com/stephtaylor.co Steph’s 5 Simple Tweaks to Boost Your Launch Profits: stephtaylor.co/tweaks Steph’s free podcasting masterclass: stephtaylor.co/podcasting The Mountain Is You by Brianna West Join the PGSD waitlist - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for FREE daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 they making your perfectionist mindset work for you or against you? Are your plans setting you up for success or are they setting you up for failure? I dive into this and more in the episode.  In This Episode You’ll Learn: The hidden reason perfectionists struggle to follow through with their plans Why motivation and willpower aren’t the answers to your follow through problem The most important thing you need to know about struggling to follow through The simple changes to make to your planning process that will set you up for success   Featured In The Episode: Join the PGSD waitlist - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for FREE daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - https://samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 perfectionism handbrake and this story was heart-warming and a relief to hear. Tune in to hear the story of the ‘leaky bucket’ and what it means for you in your business. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The story of the leaky bucket and how it’ll help you release your perfectionism handbrake Why this story resonated with me so deeply The reason it’s important to have big goals, even if we don’t achieve them The truth about putting yourself out there before you’re perfect   Featured In The Episode: Join the PGSD waitlist - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for FREE daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - https://samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Simone Soel - Joyful Marketing Podcast    
I honestly put off recording this episode as it felt like too many things had happened over the last few months for me to give an accurate picture of what’s been going on behind the scenes. It’s hard enough as it is to capture one month - let alone four.  But while Lydia was having a nap in the carrier, I felt inspired to get out my microphone and chat about the last 4 months. In the episode I share Lydia’s birth story, my postpartum recovery journey, why I’ve felt guilty, how I’ve navigated returning to work and why I’m getting back into the mindset and manifestation side of business while learning more about Human Design. Featured In The Episode: Join the PGSD waitlist - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Sign up for FREE daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - https://samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject The Human Design Podcast The Projector Movement Podcast Mili’s Instagram - @milivelikova Aditi’s Instagram - @mycoachaditi Jade - Instagram Coaching - @wesidehustle Episode 257: Pregnancy + Perfectionism Hypnobabies Couch to 5k app    
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Comments (17)

Jessica Tipton

I need to remember the Growth v. Success thing.

Jul 11th
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Jessica Tipton

The passion in this one is palpable. It's the sort of tough love (especially towards the later points) that's still encouraging and kind. Thank you so much for this 💗

Jun 18th
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Светлана Булкина

unfortunately its so boring, just talking without any topic and structure🙄

Jun 10th
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Н. Л.

Oh, kind lady Sam Laura Brown! Your good words can revive a man, and save him from desperation. May you be blessed!

Oct 7th
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Н. Л.

At 04:30 -- a very interesting logical chain.

Oct 7th
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Farnaz Vahidi

amazing

Oct 5th
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Sarah Raad

This is soooo me right now!

Jul 25th
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Moji M Shahvali

I am not a woman and not in my 20s but found this useful haha. thanks!

Jun 29th
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Jessica Tipton

This episode is brilliant and exactly what I need at the moment. I've heard the talking to a friend thing so often for self-compassion, but you've framed it in such a wonderful, actually helpful way. Thank you so much for this.

Jun 5th
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Laura Ferris

Sam Laura your podcast has blown my mind and helped me so much already!! You are speaking literally my life and actions and inspiring me to grow. 🙌 thank you!!

May 20th
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Brandi D

Thank you!

Apr 26th
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Sahar klz

I liked your podcasts, but I wonder if it wasn't monotonous could be much better than what it is currently. good luck and keep doing 🌸

Mar 30th
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Sarah Raad

wow, this was awesome! Need to listen to it again for info to fully sink in!

Dec 26th
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Sarah Raad

This was whatever one needs in life! PRICELESS! Thank you Sam

Oct 29th
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Sarah Raad

Hi, I'm listening to your podcast on Castbox. Your podcasts are absolutely amazing. I always take notes and I can relate to everything you say. ❤

Jun 7th
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