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The Perfectionism Project

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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Ep 457: Self-Trust Versus Self-Policing
Do you trust yourself with your business or are you constantly policing yourself so you get it right? Tune in to learn how to identify whether you’re in self-trust mode and the practical things you can do to get into self-trust and move yourself forward. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode457. 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.
46:53 4/7/24
Ep 456: 3 Practical Ways To Stop Getting Overwhelmed By All Of Your Ideas
Today’s episode is for you if you get overwhelmed by how many ideas you have for making your life and your business better. I’m sharing 3 practical things you can do (beyond Power Planning) that will help you create positive constraints around your ideas so your brain doesn’t hold back your best ideas for fear of overwhelm. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode456. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why you’ll be more productive when you have positive time constraints What to do with decisions and ideas that don’t need to be taken care of right now How to pick a ‘theme’ for each quarter Why you need a not-to-do list is and how to create one Examples of all of the above from my life and my client’s lives too   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 Stacey Boehman Episode 228: 5 Reasons You Need A Not-To-Do List + How To Create One   Learn Power Planning Today 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 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. It takes less than 3 minutes to get your personalised perfectionism score and to be one step closer to releasing your perfectionism handbrake. 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.    Sign Up For My Program My program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you how to plan properly as a perfectionist so you can get shit done without burning out. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open, join the waitlist today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
35:03 3/31/24
Ep 455: How To Create Safe Visibility In 3 Simple Steps
You have probably heard business advice around just doing the things you know you need to do, including putting yourself out there and telling people about your business (e.g. social media, another visible channel). And if you’re a perfectionist, it’s likely that you haven’t been able to do it. This is something I’ve helped perfectionist entrepreneurs with, and I’ve also had to work on it a lot for myself when starting my business. In fact, I was so scared of putting myself out there that it took three years for me to make my first dollar in my business and six years to get to six figures! If this struggle is something you can relate to, this episode is going to be a relief. Because I want you to know that there isn’t anything wrong with you - it’s just one of the ways perfectionism can stop your business from growing. I share more about why that is + the three practical steps that you can follow to create safe visibility for yourself in your business. You can use those steps today to be able to show up and start putting yourself out there without freaking your brain out, or burning yourself out either. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode455. In This Episode You’ll Learn: What safe visibility is and how it will help you put yourself out there The 3 steps to creating safe visibility The specific challenges that perfectionist entrepreneurs have with social media   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. Watch the Power Planning training here: samlaurabrown.com/plan Take The Perfectionism Quiz To Get Your 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. 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, take the quiz today. Take The Perfectionism Quiz today: samlaurabrown.com/quiz   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.
47:16 3/24/24
Ep 454: Releasing The Pressure To Do Power Planning Perfectly
Coaching is so valuable for perfectionists because we often don’t see the perfectionist thinking that makes us give up right when we’re about to see results. When we think we’re not doing good enough or we’re tempted to quit, coaching helps you identify what’s going on so you can get out of your own way. To see how powerful coaching can be for perfectionists, I’m sharing a snippet of a PGSD coaching call where I coached PGSDer Arielle on how to use Power Planning as a tool to support yourself to get things done (regardless of what comes up during the week). I wanted to share this with you, because it might be the case that you hear about Power Planning and feel pressure to do it perfectly. You might be thinking ”I want to try Power Planning, but I don’t know if I’m going to be able to do it right.” And that leads to feeling like Power Planning will be hard to do and using it against yourself. That struggle is exactly what I coach Arielle on. On this call, coaching helps her drop the mental drama and exhaustion around planning perfectly and use Power Planning to intentionally plan in a way that works best for her. Every week inside Perfectionists Getting Shit Done there is a group coaching call where you can 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. Thank you Arielle for giving me permission to share this call on the podcast. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode454. Featured In The Episode: Arielle’s Instagram account - instagram.com/the.carryon.coach  Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take The Perfectionism Quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   PGSD is open! From 14 March to 21 March 2024. 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.  The PGSD Process will get you out of your own way in your business and have you making more money more easily. The doors to Perfectionists Getting Shit Done will be opening at 6am New York time on 14 March and closing at 11:59pm New York time on 21 March 2024. To find out more about the program click here: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
31:19 3/19/24
Ep 453: Creating Work-Life Balance While Making More Money With Olivia Fox
In this episode, I’m interviewing PGSDer Olivia Fox. Olivia walks us through the practical ways that she’s used the tools inside PGSD to help her increase her business revenue while having a better work-life balance at the same time. Olivia experienced an impressive 181% increase in revenue from the previous year, all while enjoying a better work-life balance and a healthier relationship with herself.  This episode gives you an idea of what’s possible when you stop using advice that doesn't work for your perfectionist brain. You may not realise it, but traditional productivity methods like to-do lists and time blocking make you procrastinate, overthink, hold yourself back, and make it harder to move past the fear of judgment.  There are so many subtle ways we can procrastinate. Olivia shares what she does in her power planning each day to stop procrastinating, complete the courageous tasks and finish work at the time she said she would. If you have courageous tasks you know you need to do right now and you're just not doing them, then this episode is for you. Olivia and I talk about how she gets herself to do those courageous tasks. We discuss how you actually go from being someone who intellectually understands what is required to build a business, to being that person who feels safe enough emotionally to build your business the way you want to.  I'm so passionate about giving perfectionist entrepreneurs the tools that help them create a healthy work-life balance, feel safe to show up, be seen and trust themselves throughout their journey, even when things don’t go perfectly.  Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode453. Thank you Olivia for joining me on the podcast. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How procrastination and burnout showed up for Olivia Fox Olivia’s practical experience of using the tools inside of PGSD to create better work-life balance How power planning helps you identify tasks that are going to grow the business and drive revenue How to actually get yourself to do your courageous tasks The difference between your specific skill set and the skillset to build a successful business How Olivia went from feeling uncomfortable to talk about money to having an 181% increase in revenue from the previous year How to prioritise your health and well-being while you work towards your goals   Featured In The Episode: Olivia’s Instagram account: instagram.com/theresumefox Olivia’s website: theresumefox.com Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take The Perfectionism Quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   PGSD is open! From 14 March to 21 March 2024. 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. The PGSD Process will get you out of your own way in your business and have you making more money more easily. The doors to Perfectionists Getting Shit Done will be opening at 6am New York time on 14 March and closing at 11:59pm New York time on 21 March 2024. To find out more about the program click here: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
48:24 3/17/24
Ep 452: PGSD Misconceptions + Frequently Asked Questions
In this episode I’m answering your questions and discussing misconceptions about my group program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done. Since the doors to PGSD are closing at 11:59pm New York time on 21 March 2024, I want to make sure you have everything you need to decide whether PGSD is a good fit for you. PGSD is my group coaching program for perfectionists who are building businesses. It will have you planning properly and getting out of your own way. If you’re someone who has been doing a lot of procrasti-learning and you know a lot about what you need to do to build your business but you’re just not able to get yourself to do it - that is where PGSD comes in. Tune in to learn more about PGSD, how it will help you get out of your own way and whether it’s a good fit for you. The doors to PGSD close soon. You can sign up at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd. Questions Answered: I’m not sure if I’m a perfectionist but I can relate to what you talk about on the podcast. Does PGSD help me get clear about exactly what I want to do? I’m unsure about the direction I want to take and how to make it come together. Is PGSD a good fit for me if I’m not sure about my niche yet? Is PGSD just for coaches/other kinds of entrepreneurs or do you have members who are creatives/artists making money from their art? Is PGSD a good fit for me if the tasks that trip me up in my business are different from the examples you share on the podcast? How do I know PGSD won’t just be more procrasti-learning? I have ideas to start a business, but haven’t started yet. Will PGSD be a good fit for me? Can I pay for PGSD in another currency? How much time would you recommend dedicating to PGSD per week, if I was going to join this program? Does PGSD help you stay accountable? When teaching Power Planning, do you go over a framework that can be followed? Do you provide ones for us to ‘try on’ until we find what works best for us? What platform is the course hosted on? Do we have time to get to know you directly and/or others on the programme or is it mostly self study? Is this a program to help someone who is already a coach stop procrastinating or is this for someone who isn’t a coach learn how to be a coach as well? Is this the right program to take if I want to be a coach? I am interested in PGSD and power planning, but I don’t run my own business or plan to work on starting one. What would you recommend? Do you have a short version or intensive version of PGSD? I’m not sure lifetime access is the right fit for me. I’m specifically interested in learning more about power planning and getting assistance/ more insight into it from a shorter course. Can you please share more information about the coaching process/experience? And the sorts of things people get coached on - is it specific to their business or moreso to their behaviors and habits? What does lifetime access actually mean? Do we have access to one on one Q&A for help if needed beyond the group?  I’m in another program - should I wait until it’s over before I join PGSD? Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode452. Featured In The Episode: Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take The Perfectionism Quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   PGSD is open! From 14 March to 21 March 2024. 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.  The PGSD Process will get you out of your own way in your business and have you making more money more easily. The doors to Perfectionists Getting Shit Done will be opening at 6am New York time on 14 March and closing at 11:59pm New York time on 21 March 2024. To find out more about the program click here: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
53:33 3/15/24
Ep 451: [Procrastination Series] How To Make Stopping Procrastination Your Reality
This is part 5 of my 5-part series on how to *actually* stop procrastinating. During this 5-part procrastination series, you’ve learned the hidden reasons why you procrastinate, the 5 step process for making decisions that don’t freak your perfectionist brain out, how power planning helps you feel safe showing up consistently and how to create ‘positive time pressure’ so you can get your best work done without burning out.  Now in this episode (part 5) you’ll hear me explain the 3 steps that make stopping procrastination simple… Make decisions like a real business owner Plan your week properly as a perfectionist Confidently and consistently put yourself out there It’s easy to finally stop procrastinating when you’ve got the tools and support that guide you through every step and help you solve all of the obstacles you’ll face before you even face them. Today’s episode covers how my program, Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD), will make stopping procrastination a reality for you. Stopping procrastination is simple & easy with PGSD. Even if you've been getting in your own way with building your business for YEARS (like I did).  By the end of the episode you’ll be able to make a confident decision about whether or not my program is for you. And if it is for you, you’ll be ready to sign up and get started (the doors have just opened!). Listen to this episode now. This 5-part series is for perfectionists who: Get stuck in research mode when it comes to your niche, messaging and branding Buy cameras, domains and planners to try to motivate themselves to show up Push important tasks off until the last minute because you need the pressure Everything you've learned about how to stop procrastinating doesn't apply to perfectionists! During this 5-part procrastination series I'll be teaching you the surprising truth about procrastination, the hidden reasons you haven't been able to stop and the simple process you can immediately start following to actually stop procrastinating.  I won't be telling you to delete social media apps or write a reminder on a post-it note to remind you 'done is better than perfect'.  This series is going to help you create emotional safety and feelings that are going to allow you to actually have the confidence to stop procrastinating and put yourself out there. Tune into this series to learn how to stop procrastinating so your business can finally get off the ground. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode451. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The 3 steps that make stopping procrastination simple How I can support you further How the PGSD Process helps you get out of your own way Why stopping procrastination is simple & easy with PGSD What to expect once you’re in Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD)   Featured In The Episode: Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take The Perfectionism Quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   PGSD is open! From 14 March to 21 March 2024. 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.  The PGSD Process will get you out of your own way in your business and have you making more money more easily. The doors to Perfectionists Getting Shit Done will be opening at 6am New York time on 14 March and closing at 11:59pm New York time on 21 March 2024. Find out more about the program and join the waitlist here: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.
44:01 3/14/24
Ep 450: [Procrastination Series] Creating ‘Positive Time Pressure’ So It's Easy To Do Your Best Work
This is part 4 of my 5-part series on how to *actually* stop procrastinating. In this episode you’ll learn how to create ‘positive time pressure’ so you can get your best work done without burning out. If you’re anything like the perfectionist entrepreneurs I work with, you work well under pressure. But there are 3 big problems with this: You’re constantly exhausted or burned out You push off the most important things because there’s no pressure to get them done You have to create a business that feels like a job in order to be productive Let me teach you how to create ‘positive time pressure’ so that you can become a true high performer. That means being able to work well under pressure AND being able to work well without it.  In this episode (part 4) you’ll learn how to develop the skill of saying you’ll do something and then actually doing it - even when it’s not urgent and no one else knows about it. This is what all successful entrepreneurs have in common. To perform at your best as an entrepreneur, you need to be able to perform even when there’s no pressure. Anyone can develop this skill. Me and my clients do it by using our Power Planning to create what I call ‘positive time pressure’. The beautiful thing is you don’t even need to be thinking about ‘positive time pressure’ when you’re Power Planning. Power Planning creates ‘positive time pressure’ without you needing to think about it so you can become a true high performer and get shit done without the stress, pressure and burnout. The biggest needle movers for your business, like starting a podcast or posting consistently on social media, are never going to *actually* be urgent. Listen to this episode now so you can learn how to create positive time pressure and you can turn your talents on when you want, not just when the circumstances force you. All you need to do is hit play… This 5-part series is for perfectionists who: Get stuck in research mode when it comes to your niche, messaging and branding Buy cameras, domains and planners to try to motivate themselves to show up Push important tasks off until the last minute because you need the pressure Everything you've learned about how to stop procrastinating doesn't apply to perfectionists! During this 5-part procrastination series I'll be teaching you the surprising truth about procrastination, the hidden reasons you haven't been able to stop and the simple process you can immediately start following to actually stop procrastinating.  I won't be telling you to delete social media apps or write a reminder on a post-it note to remind you 'done is better than perfect'.  This series is going to help you create emotional safety and feelings that are going to allow you to actually have the confidence to stop procrastinating and put yourself out there. Tune into this series to learn how to stop procrastinating so your business can finally get off the ground. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode450. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How to create ‘positive time pressure’ so you can get your best work done without burning out Exactly how to use pressure for good (even when there’s no one to hold you accountable to getting it done) How Power Planning automatically creates ‘positive time pressure’ for you How to turn your talents on when you want, NOT just when the circumstances force you   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   PGSD is opening to new students on 14 March 2024: The PGSD Process will get you out of your own way in your business and have you making more money more easily. The doors to Perfectionists Getting Shit Done will be opening at 6am New York time on 14 March and closing at 11:59pm New York time on 21 March 2024. Find out more about the program and join the waitlist here: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.   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.
42:37 3/12/24
Ep 449: [Procrastination Series] The 3 Simple Steps of Power Planning
This is part 3 of my 5-part series on how to *actually* stop procrastinating. You don’t need more motivation or discipline in order to stop procrastinating. To be able to implement the decisions you make effectively, you need productivity tools that work for your perfectionist brain. 80% of your procrastination will vanish when you get the right productivity tools that calm your perfectionist brain down so you can consistently show up. Power Planning is the secret to taking consistent action without burning out or freaking your perfectionist brain out. If you’re a perfectionist entrepreneur and you want to show up consistently and confidently put yourself out there, Power Planning is the answer.  It’s a simple 3 step process that anyone can learn. And I walk you through it in this episode (which is part 3 of the 5-part stop procrastination series). Here’s a brief overview of how Power Planning works but be sure to tune into this episode to get all the details! Step 1. Power Hour - in your weekly Power Hour you’ll put your needle moving tasks in your digital calendar and create simple contingency plans that make it easy to get everything done without feeling overwhelmed. Step 2. Little Tweaks - every day you’ll spend a little bit of time tweaking your calendar so you can get everything done without ever feeling behind or burning out, even if something unexpected comes up. Step 3. Weekly Review - at the end of the week you’ll do a brief weekly review to discover what worked, what didn’t work and what to do differently so next week’s plans are even easier to follow through on. After listening to this episode, you’ll know how to make the kind of plans that get you out of your own way – even when you’re scared to show up. Listen to this episode now! This 5-part series is for perfectionists who: Get stuck in research mode when it comes to your niche, messaging and branding Buy cameras, domains and planners to try to motivate themselves to show up Push important tasks off until the last minute because you need the pressure Everything you've learned about how to stop procrastinating doesn't apply to perfectionists! During this 5-part procrastination series I'll be teaching you the surprising truth about procrastination, the hidden reasons you haven't been able to stop and the simple process you can immediately start following to actually stop procrastinating.  I won't be telling you to delete social media apps or write a reminder on a post-it note to remind you 'done is better than perfect'.  This series is going to help you create emotional safety and feelings that are going to allow you to actually have the confidence to stop procrastinating and put yourself out there. Tune into this series to learn how to stop procrastinating so your business can finally get off the ground. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode449. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The productivity tool that calms your perfectionist brain down so you can show up consistently and put yourself out there Why you procrastinate on specific tasks and how to use power planning to help you move forward Goal setting for perfectionsts What it looks like when perfectionists follow the same planning advice as everyone else What needs to happen during your weekly Power Hour How to update your calendar so your plans stay workable How to do your weekly review How Power Planning has you doing more in less time without burning out   Featured In The Episode: Join the waitlist for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd Take The Perfectionism Quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject   PGSD is opening to new students on 14 March 2024: The PGSD Process will get you out of your own way in your business and have you making more money more easily. The doors to Perfectionists Getting Shit Done will be opening at 6am New York time on 14 March and closing at 11:59pm New York time on 21 March 2024. Find out more about the program and join the waitlist here: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd. 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.
44:03 3/10/24
Ep 448: [Procrastination Series] 5 Steps To Get Unstuck With Big Business Decisions (Like Your Niche)
This is part 2 of my 5-part series on how to *actually* stop procrastinating. If you’re struggling to move forward with your business because there’s a big decision you need to make first then you need to listen to this episode (part 2)... Maybe you need to figure out the perfect niche, your messaging, your branding or you’re still deciding which social media platforms you should be on.  You’ve probably been signing up for webinars, listening to podcasts and buying programs to help you BUT rather than feeling clearer, you feel more confused than ever and more pressure to get it just right… You don’t want to make the wrong decision, you want to get it right from the beginning so you have the best chance of succeeding.  If you’re like the perfectionist entrepreneurs I work with, there are a few big decisions that have been keeping you stuck. It’s counterintuitive but your human brain feels discomfort when making a decision that involves you changing your circumstances - even if that’s a positive change. Your human brain doesn’t want you to make more money and it doesn’t want you to put yourself out there. It wants you to stay safe and that means staying in familiarity, even if you hate having to work for someone else and not being able to rely on your business financially. By the end of the episode, you’ll be able to use my simple 5 step process for making decisions and use it to make a decision that feels good for you, in a timeframe that doesn’t freak your perfectionist brain out. You can use this today to get yourself unstuck. Listen to this episode now! This 5-part series is for perfectionists who: Get stuck in research mode when it comes to your niche, messaging and branding Buy cameras, domains and planners to try to motivate themselves to show up Push important tasks off until the last minute because you need the pressure Everything you've learned about how to stop procrastinating doesn't apply to perfectionists! During this 5-part procrastination series I'll be teaching you the surprising truth about procrastination, the hidden reasons you haven't been able to stop and the simple process you can immediately start following to actually stop procrastinating.  I won't be telling you to delete social media apps or write a reminder on a post-it note to remind you 'done is better than perfect'.  This series is going to help you create emotional safety and feelings that are going to allow you to actually have the confidence to stop procrastinating and put yourself out there. Tune into this series to learn how to stop procrastinating so your business can finally get off the ground. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode448. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why you don’t feel 100% clear and confident to make a decision How to stop procrastinating on big decisions What happens when we procrastinate on making the “right decisions” How to feel confident enough to move onto the next steps How you can make decisions scared My simple 5 step process for making decisions How to make a decision that feels good for you, in a timeframe that doesn’t freak your perfectionist brain out   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   PGSD is opening to new students on 14 March 2024: The PGSD Process will get you out of your own way in your business and have you making more money more easily. The doors to Perfectionists Getting Shit Done will be opening at 6am New York time on 14 March and closing at 11:59pm New York time on 21 March 2024. Find out more about the program and join the waitlist here: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd. 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.
44:17 3/8/24
Ep 447: [Procrastination Series] The Truth About Why You Procrastinate
This is part 1 of my 5-part series on how to *actually* stop procrastinating. In this episode (part 1) you’ll understand the 3 hidden reasons why you haven't been able to stop procrastinating… You’re not lazy, unmotivated or incapable of building a successful business. There are three hidden reasons you procrastinate. And none of them having anything to do with whether or not you’re cut out for entrepreneurship. By the end of this episode, you’ll understand why it’s not your fault that you procrastinate on putting yourself out there, why your attempts to stop procrastinating haven’t worked and the simple things you need to do to create the confidence you need to put yourself out there. Listen to this episode now! This 5-part series is for perfectionists who: Get stuck in research mode when it comes to your niche, messaging and branding Buy cameras, domains and planners to try to motivate themselves to show up Push important tasks off until the last minute because you need the pressure Everything you've learned about how to stop procrastinating doesn't apply to perfectionists! During this 5-part procrastination series I'll be teaching you the surprising truth about procrastination, the hidden reasons you haven't been able to stop and the simple process you can immediately start following to actually stop procrastinating.  I won't be telling you to delete social media apps or write a reminder on a post-it note to remind you 'done is better than perfect'.  This series is going to help you create emotional safety and feelings that are going to allow you to actually have the confidence to stop procrastinating and put yourself out there. Tune into this series to learn how to stop procrastinating so your business can finally get off the ground. Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode447. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The surprising truth about procrastination  How procrastination & perfectionism made me get in my own way when I started my business The 3 hidden reasons why you procrastinate Why it’s not your fault that you procrastinate Why your attempts to stop procrastinating haven’t worked Simple things you need to do to create the confidence you need to put yourself out there   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   PGSD is opening to new students on 14 March 2024: The PGSD Process will get you out of your own way in your business and have you making more money more easily. The doors to Perfectionists Getting Shit Done will be opening at 6am New York time on 14 March and closing at 11:59pm New York time on 21 March 2024. Find out more about the program and join the waitlist here: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.   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.
41:31 3/6/24
Ep 446: How To Stop Revenge Bedtime Procrastination (best of the podcast)
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.
39:50 2/25/24
Ep 445: Your Perfectionism Handbrake + 10 Signs It's Turned On (best of the podcast)
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.
68:04 2/18/24
Ep 444: How To Plan Amidst Uncertainty with Michelle Weeks (best of the podcast)
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.
56:43 2/11/24
Ep 443: 4 Practical Steps To Overcome The Fear Of Disappointment (best of the podcast)
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.
31:49 2/4/24
Ep 442: Identifying Your Needle Movers When Everything Feels Important (best of the podcast)
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.
62:56 1/28/24
Ep 441: Using Your Calendar As A Tool For Kindness So You Never Burn Out Again (best of the podcast)
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.
68:13 1/21/24
Ep 440: A Simple Trick To Help You Believe In Yourself When You’re Doing New Things
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.
26:28 1/14/24
Ep 439: 5 Steps To Become Someone Who Can Handle A Lot (Without Overwhelm or Burnout)
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.
39:16 1/7/24
Ep 438: Finding Sufficiency So You Can Move Forward (Launch Debrief)
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.
122:04 12/31/23
Ep 437: Changing Your Relationship With Instagram Marketing
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  
35:00 12/24/23
Ep 436: Signs of Success You’ve Probably Overlooked
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.
29:21 12/17/23
Ep 435: How To Overcome Overwhelm + Figure Out What To Focus On Next (best of the podcast)
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
57:04 12/11/23
Ep 434: Your First Six Weeks Of Power Planning with Erin, Naomi and Estelle (best of the podcast)
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
76:02 12/10/23
Ep 433: Why I’ve Always Struggled To Post Consistently On Instagram
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.
59:57 12/3/23
Ep 432: The Hidden Connection Between Self-Image + Self-Sabotage
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.
42:30 11/30/23
Ep 431: Transitioning From Spurts of Motivation To Consistent, Aligned Productivity
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.
51:41 11/26/23
Ep 430: How To Stop Procrastinating On Getting Started
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.
45:09 11/19/23
Ep 429: The Perfectionist’s Guide To Creating A Growth Mindset
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.
48:27 11/13/23
Ep 428: [Day In The Life] How To Create High Quality Content Without Overthinking
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.
62:20 11/5/23

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