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This episode is one of the most popular episodes on this podcast! 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. Starting on the 6 March 2024 I’m releasing a 5-Part Podcast Series on How To Stop Procrastinating. An episode will be released every other day so make sure you’re subscribed to this podcast. P.S. You’ll be able to sign up for PGSD when the doors open on 14-21 March 2024.  Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode446. 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: Free training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist with Power Planning Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   Free Training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist With Power Planning If you want to get shit done without burning out, I invite you to watch the free training I’ve created on how to plan properly as a perfectionist with Power Planning. By the end of the series, you’ll be ready to start using Power Planning today to get your perfectionist mindset on your side so you can get out of your own way. Go to samlaurabrown.com/plan to watch the training today.   Take The Perfectionism Quiz To Get Your Personalised Perfectionism Score If you’re not sure whether perfectionism is what’s making you get in your own way, I invite you to take The Perfectionism Quiz.  After working with over 1,000 perfectionist entrepreneurs, I created this free quiz so you can get your personalised perfectionism score and discover which of the 5 areas of perfectionism you would most benefit from working on overcoming the most: whether it’s overthinking, procrastination, burnout, all-or-nothing thinking or fear of judgement. It takes less than 3 minutes to get your unique result and be one step closer to getting shit done without burning out. If you love learning about yourself and you’re ready to get out of your own way, go to samlaurabrown.com/quiz to take the quiz today.    Work With Me: My coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you how to plan properly as a perfectionist so you can get out of your own way in your business. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
In this episode we are going to be talking about your perfectionism handbrake – what it is, how to release it and feel safe doing so. This is going to be what helps you to get out of your own way in your business so you’re showing up fully, serving your customers and clients, making more money and enjoying the day to day of being in business. This is one of the best episodes of the podcast. The first clip you’ll hear is from an episode recorded in March 2022 and the second clip was recorded in May 2021. I’ll tell you the three reasons why I call it your perfectionism handbrake. This emerged as a response to the mentality that society has around perfectionism – that it’s a personality flaw or that it’s because we don’t intellectually understand that done is better than perfect. When your perfectionist mindset is working against you, building your business is like driving a car with a handbrake on. In today’s episode I also tell you the 10 subtle signs that your perfectionism handbrake is on. And the ONLY reason that you’re not getting shit done in your business is because no one has ever taught you how to release your perfectionism handbrake quickly and easily.  So much of the work that I do with perfectionists is to help you understand what it is so that you’re able to get your perfectionist mindset on your side and get yourself in a growth mindset.  That’s why this episode is all about your perfectionism handbrake, the 10 not-so-obvious signs your perfectionism handbrake is on and how to release it. Once you learn how to release your perfectionism handbrake, you’ll be able to build your business at full speed without burning out. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode445. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How to tell whether your perfectionism handbrake on Why everyone has a perfectionism handbrake Where your perfectionism has ‘come from’ Why having language around your perfectionism will help you find solutions The 10 not-so-obvious signs your perfectionism handbrake is on Why you can’t stick to your plans for more than a few weeks The truth about why you aren’t succeeding as quickly as others   Featured In The Episode: Free training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist with Power Planning Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   Free Training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist With Power Planning If you want to get shit done without burning out, I invite you to watch the free training I’ve created on how to plan properly as a perfectionist with Power Planning. By the end of the series, you’ll be ready to start using Power Planning today to get your perfectionist mindset on your side so you can get out of your own way. Go to samlaurabrown.com/plan to watch the training today. Take The Perfectionism Quiz To Get Your Personalised Perfectionism Score If you’re not sure whether perfectionism is what’s making you get in your own way, I invite you to take The Perfectionism Quiz.  After working with over 1,000 perfectionist entrepreneurs, I created this free quiz so you can get your personalised perfectionism score and discover which of the 5 areas of perfectionism you would most benefit from working on overcoming the most: whether it’s overthinking, procrastination, burnout, all-or-nothing thinking or fear of judgement. It takes less than 3 minutes to get your unique result and be one step closer to getting shit done without burning out. If you love learning about yourself and you’re ready to get out of your own way, go to samlaurabrown.com/quiz to take the quiz today.  Work With Me: My coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you how to plan properly as a perfectionist so you can get out of your own way in your business. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
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. This is one of the best episodes of the podcast. This episode was originally published in January 2022 and was very popular so I wanted to share it with you again. At the time of this recording Michelle and I were 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.  (Note: Since this recording, Sam gave birth to twin boys in 2023 (Jack and James) and Michelle gave birth to a baby girl in 2023 (Ella). So as you’re listening to this episode please know that Power Planning is most certainly still helping Sam and Michelle plan properly amidst uncertainty). 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. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode444. 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  Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Free training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist with Power Planning Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Work With Me: My coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you how to plan properly as a perfectionist so you can get out of your own way in your business. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.   Free Training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist With Power Planning If you want to get shit done without burning out, I invite you to watch the free training I’ve created on how to plan properly as a perfectionist with Power Planning. By the end of the series, you’ll be ready to start using Power Planning today to get your perfectionist mindset on your side so you can get out of your own way. Go to samlaurabrown.com/plan to watch the training today.   Take The Perfectionism Quiz To Get Your Personalised Perfectionism Score If you’re not sure whether perfectionism is what’s making you get in your own way, I invite you to take The Perfectionism Quiz.  After working with over 1,000 perfectionist entrepreneurs, I created this free quiz so you can get your personalised perfectionism score and discover which of the 5 areas of perfectionism you would most benefit from working on overcoming the most: whether it’s overthinking, procrastination, burnout, all-or-nothing thinking or fear of judgement. It takes less than 3 minutes to get your unique result and be one step closer to getting shit done without burning out. If you love learning about yourself and you’re ready to get out of your own way, go to samlaurabrown.com/quiz to take the quiz today.
In today’s episode I’m going to be sharing 4 practical steps that’ll help you overcome the fear of disappointment.  This is one of the best episodes of the podcast. This episode was originally published in 2021 and was very popular so I wanted to share it with you again. The fear of disappointment is something that most perfectionists are very familiar with. When your perfectionism handbrake has been on for a long time – you’ve disappointed yourself, you’ve let yourself down, you’ve given up on goals and you’ve not followed through on plans. It can come to be that you develop the fear of disappointing yourself again in the future. And then you start to do all sorts of weird and wonderful things to try to avoid disappointing yourself again. But this plan doesn’t work out because what you end up doing is creating more disappointment and you still aren’t reaching your goals.  Tune into today’s episode to learn 4 practical steps to overcome the fear of disappointment. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode443. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The real reason you feel disappointed when you don’t achieve your goals Whether it’s worth trying to avoid feeling disappointed Why setting realistic goals won’t help you to avoid disappointment My 4 step process for overcoming the fear of disappointment   Featured In The Episode: Free training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist with Power Planning Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   Free Training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist With Power Planning If you want to get shit done without burning out, I invite you to watch the free training I’ve created on how to plan properly as a perfectionist with Power Planning. By the end of the series, you’ll be ready to start using Power Planning today to get your perfectionist mindset on your side so you can get out of your own way. Go to samlaurabrown.com/plan to watch the training today.   Take The Perfectionism Quiz To Get Your Personalised Perfectionism Score If you’re not sure whether perfectionism is what’s making you get in your own way, I invite you to take The Perfectionism Quiz.  After working with over 1,000 perfectionist entrepreneurs, I created this free quiz so you can get your personalised perfectionism score and discover which of the 5 areas of perfectionism you would most benefit from working on overcoming the most: whether it’s overthinking, procrastination, burnout, all-or-nothing thinking or fear of judgement. It takes less than 3 minutes to get your unique result and be one step closer to getting shit done without burning out. If you love learning about yourself and you’re ready to get out of your own way, go to samlaurabrown.com/quiz to take the quiz today.    Work With Me: My coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you how to plan properly as a perfectionist so you can get out of your own way in your business. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
When we’re following planning advice that doesn’t work for perfectionists, we struggle to know which tasks to prioritise. We have SO MANY ideas and we want to do them all, perfectly, right away. But we don’t trust ourselves to pick the right tasks to focus on or to do them consistently. We also don’t trust ourselves to handle the success, money and the attention that would follow… Because of this, we prioritise the familiar and easy tasks on our to-do list and lament the fact we don’t have more time to get to the important marketing tasks we know we need to do. But once you know how to identify your needle movers, busywork and procrasti-learning are naturally replaced with self-trust and ACTION. In this episode I’ll help you learn how to identify your needle movers when everything feels important. By the end of this episode, you’ll know which questions to ask yourself so identifying your needle movers is easy. You’ll also have a new way of thinking about needle movers so that you don’t feel so much pressure to pick the ‘perfect’ task or pressure to work on.  Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode442. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why perfectionists find it so challenging to decide on their needle movers 4 questions to ask yourself to help you identify your needle movers A new way to think about needle movers so you feel less pressure to pick them perfectly How to tell when it’s time to start getting more strategic with your needle movers What my needle movers have looked like at different points in my business   Featured In The Episode: Free training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist with Power Planning Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   Free Training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist With Power Planning If you want to get shit done without burning out, I invite you to watch the free training I’ve created on how to plan properly as a perfectionist with Power Planning. By the end of the series, you’ll be ready to start using Power Planning today to get your perfectionist mindset on your side so you can get out of your own way. Go to samlaurabrown.com/plan to watch the training today.   Take The Perfectionism Quiz To Get Your Personalised Perfectionism Score If you’re not sure whether perfectionism is what’s making you get in your own way, I invite you to take The Perfectionism Quiz.  After working with over 1,000 perfectionist entrepreneurs, I created this free quiz so you can get your personalised perfectionism score and discover which of the 5 areas of perfectionism you would most benefit from working on overcoming the most: whether it’s overthinking, procrastination, burnout, all-or-nothing thinking or fear of judgement. It takes less than 3 minutes to get your unique result and be one step closer to getting shit done without burning out. If you love learning about yourself and you’re ready to get out of your own way, go to samlaurabrown.com/quiz to take the quiz today.    Work With Me: My coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you how to plan properly as a perfectionist so you can get out of your own way in your business. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
As a perfectionist entrepreneur who wants to make a meaningful contribution to the world, the kindest thing you could possibly do for yourself is to honour your potential, rather than protect it. We perfectionists get in our own way because we’re scared to find out that our best isn’t ‘good enough’. We procrasti-work, overwhelm ourselves and burn ourselves out because we’re terrified that giving a full, balls-to-the-wall effort might come up short – and that we will end up finding out we’re unintelligent and unlovable. But when you’re planning properly as a perfectionist, you’ll naturally be using your calendar as a tool for kindness. Being kind to yourself as you plan is about doing the most important tasks in your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. Proper planning makes execution 10x easier and more effective – and dissolves resistance, overwhelm and procrastination. And if that isn’t a recipe for reaching your potential, I don’t know what is. In today’s epsiode I share practical tips and advice to help you be as kind as possible to yourself with your calendar (because true kindness will make you MORE productive and successful, not less). If you often feel the urge to rebel against your calendar and plans, this episode is for you. Listen in today. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode441. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The difference between kindness and letting yourself do whatever you want Why being kind to yourself makes you more productive and successful, not less Practical ways to be kind to yourself with your calendar during your work hours Why being kind to yourself will automatically happen when you’re Power Planning   Featured In The Episode: Free training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist with Power Planning Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   Free Training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist With Power Planning If you want to get shit done without burning out, I invite you to watch the free training I’ve created on how to plan properly as a perfectionist with Power Planning. By the end of the series, you’ll be ready to start using Power Planning today to get your perfectionist mindset on your side so you can get out of your own way. Go to samlaurabrown.com/plan to watch the training today.   Take The Perfectionism Quiz To Get Your Personalised Perfectionism Score If you’re not sure whether perfectionism is what’s making you get in your own way, I invite you to take The Perfectionism Quiz.  After working with over 1,000 perfectionist entrepreneurs, I created this free quiz so you can get your personalised perfectionism score and discover which of the 5 areas of perfectionism you would most benefit from working on overcoming the most: whether it’s overthinking, procrastination, burnout, all-or-nothing thinking or fear of judgement. It takes less than 3 minutes to get your unique result and be one step closer to getting shit done without burning out. If you love learning about yourself and you’re ready to get out of your own way, go to samlaurabrown.com/quiz to take the quiz today.    Work With Me: My coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you how to plan properly as a perfectionist so you can get out of your own way in your business. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
In today’s episode I’m sharing a simple trick that will help you believe in yourself when you are doing new things. This episode is inspired by a coaching call inside my program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD). I’m sharing something from that call with you so can get your perfectionist mindset on your side and achieve goals that you’ve never achieved before.  Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode440. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How to think about new goals and projects in a way that makes them easier to do The mistake that perfectionists make when attempting new things Practical examples of how me and my clients have used this trick The important differences between skill, potential and understanding Why Power Planning is so important for perfectionist entrepreneurs   Featured In The Episode: Watch my free training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist with Power Planning Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   Free Training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist With Power Planning If you want to get shit done without burning out, I invite you to watch the free training I’ve created on how to plan properly as a perfectionist with Power Planning. By the end of the series, you’ll be ready to start using Power Planning today to get your perfectionist mindset on your side so you can get out of your own way. Go to samlaurabrown.com/plan to watch the training today.   Take The Perfectionism Quiz To Get Your Personalised Perfectionism Score If you’re not sure whether perfectionism is what’s making you get in your own way, I invite you to take The Perfectionism Quiz.  After working with over 1,000 perfectionist entrepreneurs, I created this free quiz so you can get your personalised perfectionism score and discover which of the 5 areas of perfectionism you would most benefit from working on overcoming the most: whether it’s overthinking, procrastination, burnout, all-or-nothing thinking or fear of judgement. It takes less than 3 minutes to get your unique result and be one step closer to getting shit done without burning out. If you love learning about yourself and you’re ready to get out of your own way, go to samlaurabrown.com/quiz to take the quiz today.    Work With Me: My coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you how to plan properly as a perfectionist so you can get out of your own way in your business. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
If you’re constantly feeling overwhelmed, lost or behind then this episode is for you - especially if you find yourself pushing off tasks that are relatively easy to do or that struggles in your personal life are taking energy away from your business. Tune in to learn 5 practical steps to become someone who can handle a lot (without overwhelm or burnout). Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode439. In This Episode You’ll Learn: 5 steps to truly become someone who can handle a lot How to upgrade your self-image around what you’re capable of handling Why perfectionists are secretly addicted to feeling incapable and behind Why creating evidence you’re capable isn’t enough and what to do instead A recent situation I coached myself through so I could handle a lot   Featured In The Episode: Watch my free training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist With Power Planning Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Episode 405: How To Cure Your Addiction To Feeling Behind (Repost) Episode 26 of The Life Coach School Podcast: The Self-Coaching Model   Watch My Free Training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist With Power Planning If you want to get shit done without burning out, I invite you to watch the free training I’ve created on how to plan properly as a perfectionist with Power Planning.  By the end of the training, you’ll be ready to start using Power Planning today to get your perfectionist mindset on your side so you can get out of your own way. Go to samlaurabrown.com/plan to watch the training today.   Take The Perfectionism Quiz To Get Your Personalised Perfectionism Score If you’re not sure whether perfectionism is what’s making you get in your own way, I invite you to take The Perfectionism Quiz.  After working with over 1,000 perfectionist entrepreneurs, I created this free quiz so you can get your personalised perfectionism score and discover which of the 5 areas of perfectionism you would most benefit from working on overcoming the most: whether it’s overthinking, procrastination, burnout, all-or-nothing thinking or fear of judgement. It takes less than 3 minutes to get your unique result and be one step closer to getting shit done without burning out. If you love learning about yourself and you’re ready to get out of your own way, go to samlaurabrown.com/quiz to take the quiz today.    Work With Me: My coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you how to plan properly as a perfectionist so you can get out of your own way in your business. Enrollment for our April 2024 cohort will be happening from 14 - 21 March 2024.  To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
In this episode I’m sharing a behind the scenes look at the most recent launch of my program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD).  This episode will help normalise the ups and downs of launching and help you navigate building your business as a perfectionist entrepreneur, regardless of what kind of business you have. I also share all of the numbers (like our sign up numbers, revenue and whether we hit our goal) and real time behind the scenes insights so you can really get a sense of what the launch was like. Plus I share the new way I’m doing debriefs and how to use it to help you find sufficiency in your own business (even if you don’t do launches). Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode438. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Our goal and strategy for the launch of Perfectionists Getting Shit Done My thoughts going into the launch and whether I thought we’d achieve our goal The surprising realisations I had during the launch that are relevant to all perfectionists The 3 steps I follow to do the most effective launch debrief I’ve ever done All the numbers including how much money we made and if we achieved our goal   Featured In The Episode: Watch free training on how to plan properly as a perfectionist with Power Planning - samlaurabrown.com/plan Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Episode 376: The Importance Of A Growth Goal + How To Tell Whether It's Working (Repost) Episode 254 of Make Money As A Life Coach: High Value and Low Value Cycles Episode 408 of The Life Coach School Podcast: How To Make Every Year The Best Year with Ryan Moran Episode 409 of The Life Coach School Podcast: Success and Your Feelings with Ryan Moran   Work With Me: My coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you how to plan properly as a perfectionist so you can get out of your own way in your business. Enrollment for our April 2024 cohort will be happening in March. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
It’s incredibly common for perfectionist entrepreneurs to struggle with showing up consistently - especially when it involves putting yourself and your ideas out into the world. To help, I’m sharing a snippet of a PGSD coaching call where I coached PGSDer Rachel on how to easily create consistent content. Every week inside Perfectionists Getting Shit Done there is a group coaching call where you can and watch other PGSDers get in depth coaching on the same planning, productivity and persistence problems that have been making you get in your own way in your business. And you’ll have the opportunity to get coached too! The weekly group coaching calls give you the opportunity to get the support you need to get out of your own way so you don’t stay stuck or fall off the wagon. In this PGSD coaching all Rachel shared “my biggest struggle with Instagram and social media is there’s often zero feedback and it’s harder to get in a growth mindset and practise when you put something out there and hear crickets. I also have a belief that Instagram controls everything and my control over the result is minimal.” Thank you Rachel for giving me permission to share this call on the podcast. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode437. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How to release your perfectionism handbrake so you can easily create consistent content What to do when you feel like the instagram algorithm is letting you down How to look at your data from a growth minded perspective How to finally get yourself to show up on social media the way you want to How to be in the growth mindset with social media so that you actually enjoy posting   Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done My coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) will teach you how to plan properly as a perfectionist and get out of your own way. The doors to Perfectionists Getting Shit Done will open again in March 2024 for our April 2024 cohort. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, sign up today at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.   Featured In The Episode: Rachel’s instagram account: instagram.com/showherwork Rachel’s website: showherwork.com Join Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Episode 342: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist Using Power Planning Episode 357: Using Power Planning To Get Into Creative Flow with Rachel Brown  
If you’re a perfectionist and you haven’t been hitting their goals, you probably feel like you haven’t made any progress at all. And this likely has you dreading questions from family and friends over the holidays about how your business is going. That’s why in today’s episode I’m sharing some signs of success that commonly go overlooked so you can notice the progress you’re making and stop dreading family gatherings. This isn’t to say that there aren’t things about your business that need to change. But if you don’t notice the ways that you’re succeeding you will actually be less successful due to the time you’ll waste making improvements to things that didn’t need improving. Tune in today to discover some of the signs you’re succeeding besides hitting your goals. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode436. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why failing to achieve your goals doesn’t mean that you aren’t succeeding One of my most important business lessons (it took me two years to learn this) What the law of diminishing returns is and why it’s so important in business 5 signs you’re succeeding that you’ve probably overlooked The best way to understand what’s not working about your business   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Episode 258: All-Or-Nothing Thinking on the Make Money As A Life Coach Podcast   Work With Me: My coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you how to plan properly as a perfectionist so you can get out of your own way in your business. Enrollment for our April 2024 cohort will be happening in March. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
In my group coaching program, Perfectionists Getting Shit Done, we do weekly live coaching calls each and every month to help our PGSDers release their perfectionism handbrakes – by getting coached themselves and watching others get coached too. And today I’m sharing a snippet of one of these coaching calls with you! Kristen (@kristencainstyle on Instagram) submitted a request to get coached because she was feeling overwhelmed with all of the options she had for her business. She was able to figure out what to focus on next to build her business, her pricing, how to package her services and more. Thank you Kristen for giving me permission to share this call on the podcast, I appreciate you! Note: This episode was originally posted in July 2021. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode435. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How setting a goal will help you feel less overwhelmed How to figure out what to focus on next when there are so many options Why you shouldn’t charge an hourly rate and what to do instead How to package your services and why you shouldn’t create too many options How our PGSD coaching calls work   Announcement: PGSD is open for enrollment until 12 December 2023 at 11:59pm New York Time My 12-month group coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) will teach you how to plan properly as a perfectionist and get out of your own way. The doors to Perfectionists Getting Shit Done are now open. Sign up today at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd (note: the doors close at 11:59pm New York time on 12 December 2023).   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
Erin, Naomi and Estelle signed up for PGSD in January 2022. They knew that they needed to get out of their own way in their businesses. And they knew that planning properly as a perfectionist was the first step… Erin is a copywriter who was spending an embarrassing amount (those are her words!) on courses, coaches and marketing advice only to self-sabotage when it came time to pitch herself.  Naomi is a website designer and developer who was creating vague goals and plans (and endless to-do lists) to take her business full-time. Estelle is a fashion designer whose perfectionism handbrake was stopping her from following her launch plan and telling people about her designs. They all made the Three Month Commitment to Power Planning, set their Growth Goals and started planning properly. And what happened next was a little different for each of them… So I invited them on the podcast to talk about what to expect in your first 6 weeks of Power Planning. This episode is going to normalise what often happens when you start Power Planning so that you never mistakenly think you’re off track. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode434. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The hidden planning mistakes that Erin, Naomi and Estelle were making before PGSD How they knew it was the right time to sign up for PGSD How Power Planning helps you to be a more present parent What to expect in your first six weeks of Power Planning (what’s normal and what isn’t) The difference between time blocking and Power Planning How to keep Power Planning when a big life event comes up (like surgery) Exactly how Power Planning helps you figure out your needle movers Why it’s ok if your Power Hour takes more than 60 minutes   Announcement: PGSD is open for enrollment until 12 December 2023 at 11:59pm New York Time My 12-month group coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) will teach you how to plan properly as a perfectionist and get out of your own way. The doors to Perfectionists Getting Shit Done are now open. Sign up today at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd (note: the doors close at 11:59pm New York time on 12 December 2023).   Featured In The Episode: Join Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
In this episode I’m sharing why I’ve always struggled to post consistently on instagram. What I want to share with you in this episode is some of the really specific and practical things I uncovered recently in my own self-coaching about why this is something I’ve struggled with since 2014. We perfectionists like to think if we just have more time or the perfect content calendar or a bigger audience then it’ll be easy to be consistent. But that’s simply not the case and what I share in this episode really illustrates what *really* causes us to get in our own way with social media. I’m also going to share the real reason why it’s so easy for me to be consistent with this podcast and the perfectionism that I’m continuing to work on even though it’s very successful. This episode is also going to give you a permission slip to trust yourself to build your business in the way you *actually* want. And an illustration of why showing up consistently doesn’t mean being perfect. If you’ve been struggling to post consistently to social media, no matter what you do, this episode is for you. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode433. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why you don’t have to completely overcome perfectionism to be successful How I’ve been able to build a 7 figure business without showing up perfectly The real reasons it’s so easy for me to publish consistently on the podcast Why I’ve always struggle to post consistently on instagram The importance of being in a growth mindset versus the fixed mindset   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for The Perfectionism Reset Event - samlaurabrown.com/reset Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Episode 432: The Hidden Connection Between Self-Image + Self-Sabotage Episode 247: Why I Have No Instagram Strategy For 2021 Episode 117: My Advice For Perfectionists On Live Streaming, Podcasting + Public Speaking   Work With Me: My program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you my proven process for getting out of your own way in your business. It’s a 12-month program so you have all of the tools, coaching and support you need to show up consistently and achieve your 12 month goal. Enrollment for our January 2024 cohort is happening from 8-12 December. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
If you want to consistently follow through with your plans without having to use willpower or motivation - or end up burning out - you need to learn how to upgrade your self-image. Your self-image is the story you tell yourself about yourself and it’s one of the most powerful forces in human psychology. Upgrading your self-image is what will prevent you from sabotaging your productivity and stopping yourself from achieving your goals. This is why it’s one of the tools that me and my clients use as part of my proven process to be a productive perfectionist. In this episode I’m uncovering the hidden connection between self-image and self-sabotage. I’m also sharing lots of practical, real life examples so you can understand where your self-image is causing you to get in your own way and how to start changing it. I’m also sharing more about why self-image is something that my clients work on in quarter 3 of my 12 month program, Perfectionists Getting Shit Done. And what 2024 will be like if you sign up for the January 2024 cohort when enrollment happens from 8-12 December. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode432. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The hidden connection between self-image and self-sabotage Why you haven’t been able to create lasting change when it comes to productivity Practical examples of how to change your self-image Why upgrading self-image is some of the most important work I do with my clients How to identify where your self-image is holding you back Why self-image is so important for perfectionists in particular to work on   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject The mic I use for recording episodes on the go: Apogee Clipmic Digital 2   Work With Me: My program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you my proven process for getting out of your own way in your business. It’s a 12-month program so you have all of the tools, coaching and support you need to show up consistently and achieve your 12 month goal. Enrollment for our January 2024 cohort is happening from 8-12 December. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
On our most recent call inside my program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done, I was coaching my clients on how to transition from working in spurts of motivation to consistent, aligned productivity. And I wanted to bring this topic to the podcast so you have a full understanding of the productivity process you need to follow to be able to feel like you’re ‘on a roll’ all week long (and without your life falling apart or needing to have your work eat into evenings and weekends). Tune in to learn the real reason you’re finding it so hard to be productive when there isn’t a deadline to motivate you and discover the proven productivity process you can replace it with that will have you being more productive than ever, more consistently than ever. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode431. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why you find it so hard to be productive without deadlines to motivate you The productivity process you’re unknowingly following and why it doesn’t work Why working in spurts of motivation worked in school but doesn’t in business Why perfectionists can’t follow the same productivity advice as everyone else How to start using my simple process to become a productive perfectionist The details for the live event I’m teaching next week to help you overcome perfectionism   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for The Perfectionism Reset Event - samlaurabrown.com/reset Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   Work With Me: My program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) allows you to master my simple, proven process for becoming a productive perfectionist. It’s a 12-month program so you have all of the tools, coaching and support you need to show up consistently and achieve your 12 month business goal. Enrollment for our January 2024 cohort is happening from 8-12 December. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
I’ve worked with 1,000+ perfectionist entrepreneurs and something we all have in common is that we procrastinate. We’d rather not do something at all than do it imperfectly. And this is a big problem when it comes to business! More often than not, there’s no external deadline to force us into action so we can end up procrastinating on important projects for months if not years. In this episode I’m sharing advice to help you stop putting off that project you’ve been wanting to start - whether it’s starting a podcast or a Youtube channel or launching a new product or service. Tune in to learn how to finally get yourself moving yourself forward, even if you don’t feel perfectly inspired or motivated to do it. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode430. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why I’ve still been able to succeed even though I’ve put a lot of things off The reason it’s not your fault you’ve been procrastinating + what to do about it How to think about planning courageous tasks so they’re easier to do What to expect when you start a creative project An important productivity tool that most perfectionists avoid   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for The Perfectionism Reset Event - samlaurabrown.com/reset Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Episode 415: [PLANNING SERIES] Procrasti-Planning Versus Planning Properly   Work With Me: My program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you my proven process for becoming a productive perfectionist. It’s a 12-month program so you have all of the tools, coaching and support you need to show up consistently and achieve your 12 month business goal. Enrollment for our January 2024 cohort is happening from 8-12 December. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
There’s one thing that every perfectionist entrepreneur must learn if they want to succeed in business: how to create a growth mindset. This is the secret to being able to get out of your own way and take consistent action to your goals without burning out. And in this episode I’m doing a deep dive into what the growth mindset is, common misconceptions about the growth mindset as well as the practical steps to create a growth mindset. This is the episode on perfectionism and the growth mindset that I wish existed when I was struggling to build my business to six figures and wondering why I felt so scared to put myself out there. If you are finding that overthinking, procrastination, burnout and fear of judgement are making it hard to build your business - this episode is for you. Tune in today. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode429. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why I thought I had a growth mindset when I didn’t Why creating a growth mindset is the secret to becoming a productive perfectionist What to expect when it comes to getting into a growth mindset The principles of getting into a growth mindset The exact process I developed to make it easy to get into a growth mindset My favourite tools for getting into a growth mindset 5 signs you’re in a growth mindset   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take The Perfectionism Quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Tom Bilyeu’s interview with Carol Dweck Mindset by Carol Dweck Ep 426: The Power of Keeping Your Launch Painfully Simple (Part 1: Pre-Launch Period) Ep 427: The Power of Keeping Your Launch Painfully Simple (Part 2: Launch Debrief)   Work With Me: My program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you my proven process for becoming a productive perfectionist. It’s a 12-month program so you have all of the tools, coaching and support you need to show up consistently and achieve your 12 month business goal. Enrollment for our January 2024 cohort is happening from 8-12 December. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
In this episode I’m taking you behind the scenes of what a content creation day looks like for me.  First I share an update from my drive into the office, chatting through what I have planned in terms of content creation and how I’m thinking about approaching it so I can get it done without overthinking. And in my update from the drive home, I reveal something unexpected that happened when I started working and the practical things I did to get even more done than I’d originally planned. This episode was recorded towards the end of October and I hope it inspires you to have a productive day of creating content, like it did for me! Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode428. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The key to creating high quality content without overthinking How I created more content in less time than I’d planned How I setup content creation in my Power Planning Something I’d been procrastinating on and how I finally got it done   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject YT Video - Ayo The Writer - How To Write Faster: Secrets To Prolific Content Creation YT Video - Ayo The Writer - Write Articles Faster + More Easily With “Mind Maps”   Work With Me: My program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you my proven process for getting out of your own way in your business. It’s a 12-month program so you have all of the tools, coaching and support you need to become a productive perfectionist and achieve your 12 month goal. Enrollment for our January 2024 cohort is happening from 8-12 December. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
In this episode I’m sharing a behind the scenes look at the most recent launch of my program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD). This is the second part in a two part series that will help normalise the ups and downs of launching (regardless of what kind of business you have) and show you how to get out of your own way when you’re selling. In this episode I talk about what painful simplicity is, why it matters and how to create it. I also talk about what our painfully simple launch looked like in practice and what I was able to learn about the business - and myself - because we kept everything painfully simple. I also share something uncomfortable that I learned about myself and how to spot whether you have the same mindset issue that I did. If you feel behind, this is something you’re going to be able to relate to. Plus I share all of the numbers (like our sign up numbers, revenue and whether we hit our goal) and behind the scenes insights so you can get out of your own way. Because releasing your perfectionism handbrake is essential when it comes to building your business, whether you have a coaching business like me or not. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Whether we achieved our revenue goal for this launch My biggest takeaway from the launch and how you can apply it to your business The hidden mindset issue that I didn’t see until the launch was over Updates I’m making to my content creation strategy based on this launch All the numbers including revenue, email open rates, podcast downloads etc Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode427   Featured In The Episode: Complete my podcast survey + I’ll email you a free 10-minute mindset meditation Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take the perfectionism quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   Past Launch Debrief Episodes: Episode 316: Behind The Scenes Of A $250k Launch (Part 1: Pre-Launch Period) Episode 317: Behind The Scenes Of A $250k Launch (Part 2: Launch Period) Episode 336: Getting Your Work Done Early + Easily (Part 1: Content Creation) Episode 337: Getting Your Work Done Early + Easily (Part 2: Pre-Launch Period) Episode 338: Getting Your Work Done Early + Easily (Part 3: Launch Period) Episode 355: Launching While Pregnant With Twins (Part 1: Pre-Launch Period) Episode 356: Launching While Pregnant With Twins (Part 2: Launch Period + Evaluation) Episode 372: Putting Pressure On Yourself To Hit Your Sales Goals (PGSD Launch Debrief) Episode 407: 3 Unexpected Reasons Why My Latest Launch Completely Failed (PGSD Launch Debrief)   Announcement: PGSD will open for enrollment on 8 December 2023 to 12 December 2023. My program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) will teach you how to plan properly as a perfectionist so you can consistently market your business and achieve your goals. The doors to PGSD will open on 8 December 2023 until 12 December. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
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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

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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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