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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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A big vision creates a solid foundation for your business, and impacts your business’s long-term growth. It helps you become clear about your business, in ways that are aligned with your values. But one of the ways perfectionism manifests for us in business is in goal setting and dreaming big for your business. This can often feel confronting and unsafe for perfectionists, and in today’s episode, I chat about why and how I changed that for myself. If you have trouble setting a clear and specific vision for your business, tune in to hear my journey to becoming someone who is not only committed to my long-term business plans, but willing to share them publicly. This episode will help you open yourself up to a bigger vision for your business. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode381. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why I’ve struggled with creating a big vision for the business until 2022 How setting a big business goal creates a solid foundation for both your business AND personal growth Why perfectionists hold themselves back from committing to their business plans My journey to creating a big vision for my business (and what that vision is)   Featured In The Episode: Episode 125: How I Transitioned From Full-Time Work To Full-Time Entrepreneurship Sign up for The Power Planning Course - samlaurabrown.com/powerplanning 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 today’s episode, I share 5 perfectionist beliefs I had to release in order to build my team. These beliefs stem from perfectionist thinking around tasks, team members, and other parts of our day to day business. They inform the decisions we make (whether we’re aware we believe them or not), and those decisions will then have a big impact on our business and clients. These beliefs will also have us spending a lot of time on busywork and other things that aren’t the best use of our time. As perfectionist business owners, they can hold us back in so many ways. If you are in the process of building your team and growing your business, listen in for the 5 beliefs I want you to be looking out for. Becoming aware that we believe them is the first step to changing them for yourself. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode380. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The 5 perfectionist beliefs I needed to release in order to build my team How these beliefs can impact your business long-term Why perfectionists can delay delegating in the business Why you don’t need to be 100% productive to begin hiring for your business How releasing these beliefs helped me empower my team   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for The Power Planning Course - samlaurabrown.com/powerplanning 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
Today’s episode is a chatty Growth Goal update for Quarter 4 of 2022. In quarter 4 I was further along in my pregnancy with the twins and working 3 days a week (and occasional 4 day weeks). But this quarter was still an impactful one for my business growth and personal growth. In 2022, we earned the highest amount of revenue and had the highest profitability since my business started! I share the numbers in this episode, as well as why I’m significantly proud of myself for this result (even though I didn’t achieve my $1 million Growth Goal). I also give you a high-level view of what I was working on in the business with the help of Power Planning, along with what came up for me through the quarter. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode379. In This Episode You’ll Learn: What my goal is for 2022 and how close I got to the goal How much money the business made in 2022, our expenses and our profitability Why I’m proud of myself for this result, even if I didn’t get all the way to my goal The mindset shifts I had as a leader hiring my first full-time employee How my Power Planning allowed me to grow the business and prepare to take time off this quarter   Featured In The Episode: Episode 339: Planned Profit Loss + How To Feel Safe When Money Isn't Flowing In Sign up for The Power Planning Course - samlaurabrown.com/powerplanning 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 wanted to chat with you about something I’ve been going through while being 32 weeks pregnant with twins. I’ve noticed I’m asking myself this question: when is it an act of self-care for me to be productive and when is it an act of self-care instead to change my plans and take clean rest? When we perfectionists are not operating at our normal capacity, it can be a challenge to discern the answer to this question for ourselves. This is especially when we need to tune in to ourselves, put aside the pressure we can put on ourselves to be and do things a certain way, and give ourselves some grace and compassion. Sometimes that grace and compassion means changing our plans, taking our clean rest and doing the things our brains are telling us to do. Other times, that means following through with the plans we made even if we don’t feel like it in the moment. And in this episode, I share how I determine which choice to make. Tune in to hear about the questions that help me figure out whether to follow my plans or not, a trick I use to get myself to do the work I had planned, and the highest act of self-care you can do for yourself in a similar situation. If you have health issues, family commitments or anything else going on in your life that’s making operating at your normal capacity a challenge, this episode is for you. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode378.   In This Episode You’ll Learn: How I’m currently feeling and what I’ve been struggling with The questions I ask myself to help me figure out whether to follow my plans or not A trick I use to get myself to do the work I had planned The highest act of self-care you can do for yourself in any situation How to avoid all-or-nothing thinking when deciding whether to follow through   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for The Power Planning Course - samlaurabrown.com/powerplanning 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 My favourite pregnancy yoga video on Youtube - Prenatal Yoga with Lara Dutta My go-to motivational youtube video - Focus, Listen, Lift
I’m so excited to share the details of what I’ve been working on behind the scenes for you - because it’s FINALLY AVAILABLE! Until now the full Power Planning Method has been exclusively taught to PGSDers only but…  As of today, you can learn everything you need to know about Power Planning by signing up for The Power Planning Course. Tune into the episode to hear more about why so many people have asked me to create this course and the reason I’m finally doing it. When you’re Power Planning, every hour you put into your business is worth double! Imagine if the effort you put into your *40 hour* work week had the same return as an *80 hour* work week, all because your Power Planning got your perfectionist mindset on your side and has given you the clarity and confidence that was needed to stay focused on what matters most. Now imagine that this was your normal week, every week, and you never burned out. Your $10k month would become a $20k+ month and your revenue wouldn’t stop growing - all because you started using Power Planning to get out of your own way. The best thing about Power Planning is that it will get your perfectionist mindset on your side and have you doing everything you need to do, consistently and sustainably, for the entire year. With Power Planning, the hard work you put into your business is guaranteed to pay off.  I’m 100% certain that if I had Power Planning from the beginning of my business it wouldn’t have taken me so long (6 years!) to make my first $100,000! I’ve made over $1.5 million in my business since I started doing what I now call Power Planning - and I want that for you too… (This is why I’ve included two special workshops on “Power Planning Your Way To Your First 100k Year” and “Power Planning Your Way To 100k Months & Beyond” when you sign up. And you don’t have to wait to get started with Power Planning. The Power Planning Course is designed so that you can sit down with your favourite drink and, in just one afternoon, learn everything you need to learn to start Power Planning right away! In case you didn’t know, perfectionists can’t follow the same planning advice as everyone else.  When we do, we get in our own way! I used to think that the reason I worked in stops and starts and left the most important things until the last minute was because I had a motivation problem. But then I realised that my motivation problem was just a planning problem in disguise! The long to-do lists, paper planners and time blocking (to name just a few) that worked so well for non-perfectionists were actually MAKING me get in my own way. Once I learned how to plan in a way that got my perfectionist mindset working for me (instead of against me), I was able to get everything done consistently and sustainably - even when I wasn’t feeling motivated. Thanks to Power Planning, the hard work I was putting into my business finally started paying off. And now this is possible for you too! Power Planning is all you need to make 2023 the year you get out of your own way and do all the things you need to do, consistently and sustainably, week after week after week. Sign up for The Power Planning Course by visiting: samlaurabrown.com/powerplanning. PLUS… If you sign up for The Power Planning course before 11:59pm New York Time on 5 January, you’ll also secure the “New Year Bonus Bundle”. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode377. Featured In The Episode: Sign up for The Power Planning Course: samlaurabrown.com/powerplanning Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
With the new year right around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to reshare an episode that I published earlier this year all about the Growth Goal. If you want to get out of your own way in your business, setting a Growth Goal is the first step (this is why you’ll be guided through the process of setting your Growth Goal in one of the modules of my soon-to-be-released self-study course on Power Planning). In this episode I’m going to be talking about the importance of a Growth Goal and some of the signs it’s working to get you out of your own way in your business. If you’re a PGSDer, or you’ve been listening to this podcast for a while, you’ll be familiar with a concept that I teach called the Impossible Goal. The Impossible Goal is a goal that is set above what is possible for yourself. And by setting a goal in that way, we’re asking ourselves to grow into the person that can achieve that goal - rather than setting a ‘realistic’ goal that our present day self could achieve. This goal does wonders when it comes to taking your perfectionism work from an intellectual pursuit to a day-to-day practice. And from now on, we’re going to be calling it a Growth Goal. In this episode, I share why I’m changing the name and what’s normal to expect as you pursue your Growth Goal. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why the Impossible Goal is now called the Growth Goal How to tell if you’ve set your Growth Goal too high The 5 stages of pursuing your Growth Goal and why each one is part of the process Why it’s worth pursuing a Growth Goal even with the ups and downs When The Power Planning Course is launching Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode376. Featured In The Episode: Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
I love that New Year's fresh start feeling as much as the next perfectionist BUT we all know that January motivation doesn’t last forever. And part of the reason that happens is because of a few common new year myths that we perfectionists can’t help but buy into. If you want 2023 to be the year that you get out of your own way this is the episode for you. Tune into this episode to learn about 3 new myths that will stop you from getting a fresh start and how to avoid making them. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode375. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Exactly why perfectionists love the new year so much How to capitalise on the new year without going into all-or-nothing thinking The real reason you can’t rely on motivation and what to focus on instead What to focus on in the first month of the year so your ENTIRE year is productive How to create a goal that motivates you for the full year (and isn’t one you just forget)   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
Overthinking is often how we get in our own way as perfectionists, especially when it comes to business. There’s always something we can be overthinking in our business - that we can second-guess ourselves about and do more procrasti-learning on. Overthinking can come up in many ways and lead to us deviating from the needle movers that will grow our business. In today’s episode, I talk about why perfectionists overthink and how to pinpoint when thinking turns into overthinking. I share exactly what you need to do to notice the exact moment it happens, including a few questions to ask yourself to gain awareness around it. You don’t have to eliminate overthinking completely, but when you lessen overthinking, you’ll feel more satisfied and fulfilled when you are working. And you’ll get more done in less time without burning out. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode374. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The hidden reasons perfectionists overthink The difference between overthinking and superthinking A practical way to notice the exact moment that thinking becomes overthinking Three things to do when you notice yourself overthinking   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd
In today’s episode I’m going to be sharing 5 life-changing lessons about perfectionism from Carol Dweck.  I’ve actually been planning to record this episode for a long amount of time, but ironically, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do Carol’s teaching enough justice. Carol Dweck has been someone influential in my understanding of perfectionism and my perfectionism handbrake. She’s helped me identify what it looks like to get out of the perfectionism mindset. Tune into today’s episode to get a better understanding about perfectionism and getting into the growth mindset. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode373. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why Carol Dweck has been so influential on my perfectionism journey What the fixed and growth mindset have to do with perfectionism Why I incorrectly thought that I had a growth mindset The truth about being willing to fail your way to success   Perfectionists Getting Shit Done will be opening for a special enrollment for 4 days only THIS WEEK! The doors to PGSD will be opening at 6am New York Time on 8 December 2022 and closing at 11:59pm New York time on 11 December. Perfectionists Getting Shit Done is my program for perfectionist entrepreneurs. It will have planning properly as a perfectionist and doing the most important tasks in your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. And it provides the accountability to make your new-found productivity levels sustainable long-term, even if you prefer to lurk and learn from the shadows. After this enrollment period, we don’t know when we’ll be opening PGSD again. If you want 2023 to be the year you got out of your own way in your business, join the PGSD Waitlist at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd and be sure to sign up when the doors open at 6am New York time this Thursday.   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Learn the basics of Power Planning – samlaurabrown.com/planningseries Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Mindset by Carol Dweck
In this episode I’m sharing a recap of our most recent launch of Perfectionists Getting Shit Done, my group coaching program for perfectionist entrepreneurs. I go into the sign up and revenue numbers as well as the six biggest lessons and takeaways from the launch. I’m also sharing two exciting announcements that are going to help you get out of your own way in your business so stay tuned until the end! Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode372. Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Learn the basics of Power Planning – samlaurabrown.com/planningseries Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject 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)
Often in business, we have important yet non-urgent tasks - they feel new and unfamiliar to us and they don’t have a set deadline. These tasks are easy to put off for later while we focus on other things that are more urgent. I share why perfectionists normally struggle with this - as well as how to get non-urgent tasks done in your business -  in this episode. If you want to honour the deadlines you set for yourself (even when no one else is watching), this episode was made for you. Tune in today. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode371. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why it’s normal to put off new or scary tasks that don’t have a deadline The reason perfectionists work well with external deadlines Focusing on not disappointing clients vs surprising and delighting them Questions to help you become a more successful entrepreneur What to do if you’re scared of wasting effort on a non-urgent task   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Learn the basics of Power Planning – samlaurabrown.com/planningseries Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Episode 141: 3 Signs You’re Secretly Addicted To Chaos      
When it comes to how you approach your business tasks, do you compare yourself to your coach or others who ‘know better’ than you? Does it feel wrong to do things your way, because it’s not how the industry experts you look up to do things? When we compare ourselves to others, it often happens subtly and can influence how we work on our business without us realising it. This can include the projects we work on, the way we talk to clients, and so many aspects of our business. People say we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others, but I know as well as anyone how tempting it is to try to fit in with what everyone else is doing in your industry. It’s how our brains are wired. So if you find you’re comparing yourself to others in business, now what? I recently coached a PGSDer on this and I want to share what I guided her through so you can do things in a way that’s easy for you - without making yourself wrong for doing things your way. By the end of this episode, you’ll learn what to do if you’re comparing yourself to others who ‘know better’, why doing things the way others do isn’t the ‘best’ way for you, and how to be open-minded and coachable while doing things your way. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode370.   In This Episode You’ll Learn: What to do if you’re comparing yourself to your coach or others who ‘know better’ How to stop making yourself wrong for doing things your way Being open-minded and coachable while doing things in a way that’s easy for you Why doing things the way I do them isn’t the ‘best’ way The difference between divergent and convergent thinking   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Learn the basics of Power Planning – samlaurabrown.com/planningseries Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
In today’s episode, I share a chatty Growth Goal update for Quarter 3 of 2022. In quarter 3 I was in my first trimester of pregnancy with the twins and, thanks to a time audit of my Power Planning, noticed I was spending 50% of my time in busy work. But this quarter was still a big one for business growth and personal growth - and I share why in this episode as well as how much money the business made. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode369.   In This Episode You’ll Learn: What my goal is for 2022 and how I’ve broken my quarterly milestones down Why it doesn’t freak me out that I’m ‘off track’ for my annual goal Why I wouldn’t hire myself for most of the roles in my business and what I’m doing about it How much money the business made this quarter and my biggest expenses How creating a bigger mission and vision for the business has helped me Who I’m learning from at the moment in my business   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Learn the basics of Power Planning – samlaurabrown.com/planningseries Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject Episode 355: Launching While Pregnant With Twins (Part 1) Episode 356: Launching While Pregnant With Twins (Part 2) Alex Hormozi’s YouTube Channel Leila Hormozi Youtube Channel Stacey Boehman’s 200K Mastermind      
Overwhelm tends to be the emotional home for perfectionists. It stems from thoughts like: I don’t know what to do I don’t know where to start I don’t have enough time I don’t know if this will work I don’t trust myself to follow my plans And Power Planning solves for all of these - which makes overwhelming thoughts harder to have and easier to let go of naturally… Our PGSDers don’t get overwhelmed - even at the busiest times. It’s not to say it’s never an emotion they experience but, after three months of Power Planning, it’s one that no longer causes any problems. I share how Power Planning naturally dissolves overwhelm in today’s episode, just in time for the final 2022 enrollment week for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done. If you struggle with overwhelm (especially when life gets busy), tune in today. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode368. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why overwhelm tends to be the emotional home for perfectionists The exact thoughts that cause overwhelm How Power Planning makes it harder to have overwhelming thoughts Why overwhelm isn’t a problem for our PGSDers How to avoid overwhelm even when life gets busy How PGSD helps you get out of your own way in your business   Our final 2022 enrollment week for PGSD ends at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November. Perfectionists Getting Shit one is my program for perfectionist entrepreneurs. It will have planning properly as a perfectionist and doing the most important tasks in your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. And it provides the accountability to make your new-found productivity levels sustainable long-term, even if you prefer to lurk and learn from the shadows. This will be our final enrollment week for PGSD in 2022. Enrollment is now open and will close at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November 2022. To sign up visit: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
PGSD will have you doing the most important tasks for your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. This is inevitable when you follow the PGSD Process: to plan properly, follow through 80% of the time, rest without guilt and repeat. And there are 3 types of accountability inside PGSD that will turn your new-found productivity into something that’s sustainable long-term: Self-accountability Peer accountability Expert accountability A lot of perfectionists are worried that if they become more productive and more successful then it won’t be sustainable. The 3 types of accountability you get inside PGSD make it easy to become someone who’s getting shit done AND to do it sustainably, long-term. You’re smart but there’s only so much that information can help you with… Accountability, coaching and support is what turns knowing into DOING. I talk more about the 3 kinds of accountability inside PGSD and how they’ll help you get out of your own way long-term in today’s episode. By the end of this episode, you’ll understand why you aren’t able to keep yourself accountable (yet) and how PGSD helps you change that for good with the 3 types of accountability you get inside my program. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episodeXXX. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why perfectionists need accountability to make lasting change Why you aren’t able to keep yourself accountable (yet) The 3 types of accountability that you get inside PGSD How PGSD helps you get out of your own way in your business   Our final 2022 enrollment week for PGSD ends at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November. Perfectionists Getting Shit one is my program for perfectionist entrepreneurs. It will have planning properly as a perfectionist and doing the most important tasks in your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. And it provides the accountability to make your new-found productivity levels sustainable long-term, even if you prefer to lurk and learn from the shadows. This will be our final enrollment week for PGSD in 2022. Enrollment is now open and will close at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November 2022. To sign up visit: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
We’re in the final 2022 enrollment week for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done! Because of that, I wanted to talk about what reliably happens when our PGSDers sign up and make the Three Month Commitment to Power Planning. I share the specific results our PGSDers saw within the first few weeks, and how they complete their business tasks in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way after three months. When you sign up for PGSD, making the Three Month Commitment to Power Planning matters. I talk in more detail about the results our PGSDers reliably experience and how PGSD helps you get out of your own way in your business in today’s episode. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episodeXXX. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why making the Three Month Commitment to Power Planning matters The results our PGSDers reliably experience when they’ve been inside PGSD for 3 weeks Where you and your business will be after three months inside PGSD How PGSD helps you get out of your own way in your business   Our final 2022 enrollment week for PGSD ends at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November. Perfectionists Getting Shit one is my program for perfectionist entrepreneurs. It will have planning properly as a perfectionist and doing the most important tasks in your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. And it provides the accountability to make your new-found productivity levels sustainable long-term, even if you prefer to lurk and learn from the shadows. This will be our final enrollment week for PGSD in 2022. Enrollment is now open and will close at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November 2022. To sign up visit: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
Perfectionists love the feeling of momentum… We love the feeling that the work we’re doing is adding up to something and making a difference. We love knowing that the time we’re spending isn’t going to waste. What creates momentum is being able to take all of our business ideas, single out the most important one, trust that we’re focusing on the ‘right’ thing and take action on that task or project until it’s complete. What creates momentum is letting small bad things happen in your business (ilke an instagram bio that could use an update) so that we can stay focused on what truly matters and get that thing going. This is something our PGSDers become experts in. Thanks to Power Planning, they’re able to finish the day - and the week - knowing that everything is done. And this is true even when they’ve had friends or family disrupt their plans, they haven’t been super motivated and they’ve got a lot of different projects they’re moving forward at the same time. So how do PGSDers get everything done without burning out?  They no longer overestimate what their ‘everything’ is or underestimate how long everything will take. Instead, they focus on the needle movers and give themselves a realistic amount of time to complete each task (and add buffer time to their calendar so that underestimating a task is never a problem if it does happen).  If you struggle to get everything done, this episode will help you understand how our PGSDers do it, and how you can do this too. Listen today. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode365. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why you struggle to get everything done The specific things our PGSDers do that make it easy to get everything done Why getting everything done is NOT a recipe for burnout How PGSD helps you get out of your own way in your business   Our final 2022 enrollment week for PGSD ends at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November. Perfectionists Getting Shit one is my program for perfectionist entrepreneurs. It will have planning properly as a perfectionist and doing the most important tasks in your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. And it provides the accountability to make your new-found productivity levels sustainable long-term, even if you prefer to lurk and learn from the shadows. This will be our final enrollment week for PGSD in 2022. Enrollment is now open and will close at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November 2022. To sign up visit: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
Our final 2022 enrollment week for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done has just begun! So in this episode I’m sharing all the details about Perfectionists Getting Shit Done to help you know whether or not it’s a good fit for you… PGSD is my program for perfectionist entrepreneurs. It will have you doing the most important tasks for your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. And it provides 3 types of accountability so that your new-found productivity is easy to sustain long-term - no falling off or burning out, even if you’re a lurker and prefer to learn from the shadows. PGSD is for you if: You know what you need to do to build your business but you’re not doing it You’re making some money in your business but not the money you want You’re ready to make the Three Month Commitment to Power Planning You’re tired of getting in your own way and ready to do something about it If you’re ready to start planning properly as a perfectionist and getting everything done without burning out then I invite you to sign up for PGSD today. And if you still need to know more about PGSD then I invite you to listen to today’s episode. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode364.   In This Episode You’ll Learn: What Perfectionists Getting Shit Done is Who PGSD helps and who it doesn’t Why PGSD is so effective in helping perfectionist entrepreneurs get out of their own way The 3 kinds of accountability that you get inside PGSD  Where you and your business will be after three months inside PGSD What you get inside PGSD and the financial investment How to sign up   Our final 2022 enrollment week for PGSD ends at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November. Perfectionists Getting Shit one is my program for perfectionist entrepreneurs. It will have planning properly as a perfectionist and doing the most important tasks in your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. And it provides the accountability to make your new-found productivity levels sustainable long-term, even if you prefer to lurk and learn from the shadows. This will be our final enrollment week for PGSD in 2022. Enrollment is now open and will close at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November 2022. To sign up visit: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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. That’s why the fifth and final episode in my 5-part planning series is on 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/episode363.   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   Our final 2022 enrollment week for PGSD begins at 6am New York Time on 26 October 2022: Perfectionists Getting Shit one is my program for perfectionist entrepreneurs. It will have planning properly as a perfectionist and doing the most important tasks in your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. And it provides the accountability to make your new-found productivity levels sustainable long-term, even if you prefer to lurk and learn from the shadows. This will be our final enrollment week for PGSD in 2022. Enrollment will open at 6am New York Time on 26 October and close at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November 2022. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open you can join the waitlist here: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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 part four of my planning series, 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/episodeXXX. 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 Our final 2022 enrollment week for PGSD begins at 6am New York Time on 26 October 2022: Perfectionists Getting Shit one is my program for perfectionist entrepreneurs. It will have planning properly as a perfectionist and doing the most important tasks in your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. And it provides the accountability to make your new-found productivity levels sustainable long-term, even if you prefer to lurk and learn from the shadows. This will be our final enrollment week for PGSD in 2022. Enrollment will open at 6am New York Time on 26 October and close at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November 2022. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open you can join the waitlist here: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
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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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