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Perfectionism makes even the smartest business owners get in their own way, which is why the Perfectionism Project is a podcast full of perfectionism advice for entrepreneurs.

Your host is Sam Laura Brown, perfectionism coach and founder of Perfectionists Getting Sh*t Done. With her conversational podcast episodes and relatable stories, Sam will motivate you to get out of your own way and help you feel less alone as you navigate the ups and downs of business.

Filled with practical advice, this podcast is for entrepreneurs of any kind who are ready to skyrocket their productivity levels and stop holding themselves back. Subscribe today to discover how to overcome perfectionism, escape the all-or-nothing mindset and stop procrastinating so you can become more productive and build a successful business.

For even more perfectionism advice to help you with your business, follow Sam on Instagram @perfectionismproject or sign up for Perfectionists Getting Sh*t Done at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

The Perfectionism Project Sam Laura Brown

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    • 4.7 • 158 Ratings

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.

    Ep 478: Perfectionist Entitlement + What To Do When Business Is Frustrating

    Ep 478: Perfectionist Entitlement + What To Do When Business Is Frustrating

    Are you frustrated that your business isn’t growing as quickly as it should be? Are you working hard yet feeling behind? Do you ever get annoyed that you aren’t getting the customers or social media followers that you deserve? If so, today’s episode is for you. I’m sharing what hidden Perfectionist Entitlement is, why it’s not necessarily a ‘bad’ thing, the ways it’s shown up for me and my clients and the practical steps to get into a more empowering and resilient mindset.
    Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode478.
    Mentioned In The Episode:
    Episode 336: Getting Your Work Done Early + Easily (Part 1)
    Episode 337: Getting Your Work Done Early + Easily (Part 2)
    Episode 338: Getting Your Work Done Early + Easily (Part 3)
     
    Other Things To Help You
    Free training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist with Power Planning
    Program: Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd
    Instagram: @perfectionismproject

    If you’re ready to get out of your own way in your business, you want to check out my program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done. Click here to sign up today: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 477: Giving Yourself Permission To Do It The Easy Way

    Ep 477: Giving Yourself Permission To Do It The Easy Way

    We perfectionists like making things hard. But what if the secret to creating the highest levels of success was to let yourself build your business the easy way? Tune in to learn what this looks like in practice, the nuance that will help you get your perfectionist brain on board with doing things easily and what’s required to give yourself the permission you need.
    Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode477.
    Featured In The Episode:
    Free training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist with Power Planning
    Sign up 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 Inner Game of Tennis by W Timothy Gellway
    Go Only As Fast As Your Slowest Part Feels Safe To Go by Robyn L Posin
    Ep 475: 8 Lessons From The Last 18 Months + Starting A New Chapter
     
    Work With Me:
    My coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD) teaches you how to plan properly as a perfectionist and get out of your own way in your business. To find out more about the program and sign up today, visit: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

    • 40 min
    Ep 476: 12 Simple Improvements I've Made To My Daily Work Habits (best of the podcast)

    Ep 476: 12 Simple Improvements I've Made To My Daily Work Habits (best of the podcast)

    In this episode I’m going to share 12 simple changes I made to my daily work habits that have allowed my business to grow.
    These are changes that I have made over the last three years. Some of these have been made in the last months and others I have been practicing for years. 
    Upon reflection, these have been some of the daily work habits that really allowed my business to take off. These habits have allowed me to be able to go full-time in my business, to grow my team, to impact thousands of perfectionists and create the potential to impact even more perfectionists in the future.
    I want you to be helped by this episode so be sure to think about your daily work habits and what you can implement into your daily work lifestyle. Tune in and let’s get started!
    Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode476.
    In This Episode You’ll Learn:
    How I structure my work day so that I can get more done in less time
    Simple things I do that stop me from falling off the wagon
    Why I stopped saying ‘yes’ to everyone else’s demands on my time
    A free iPhone trick that helps me to be more productive
     
    Featured In The Episode:
    Free training: How To Plan Properly As A Perfectionist with Power Planning
    Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power
    Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd
    Take The Perfectionism Quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz
    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 sign up today, visit: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 475: 8 Lessons From The Last 18 Months + Starting A New Chapter

    Ep 475: 8 Lessons From The Last 18 Months + Starting A New Chapter

    Yesterday I recorded this raw and real business update. I’m sharing 8 lessons I’ve learned from the last 18 months in business. It has been TOUGH and it’s also been exactly what I needed in so many ways (even though I wish it wasn’t).
    In this episode I share so many things that I’ve wanted to share but have been too embarrassed and ashamed about. I’ve felt like I couldn’t share my struggles the same way I did in the past because I should have ‘figured it out’ by now. This is definitely not a helpful thought nor is it true. And it’s stopped me from creating my favourite content - honest behind the scenes updates about the work I’m doing on my business and my own perfectionism.
    So I’m returning to what I love doing and trusting that I don’t need to be perfect in order to be perfectly helpful.
    The 1st of July is a new chapter for me and my business. So this episode recaps the lessons and wins from the last 18 months so I can powerfully move on. And so that you can too if you’ve been making some of the mistakes that I have or carrying similar shame.
    I’m so excited for those who have already decided to start a new chapter by joining our 12 Week Power Planning Challenge. (If you haven’t joined us yet, you’ve only got a few hours left to sign up).
    I love the energy of a fresh start without dismissing all of the progress I’ve made and wisdom I’ve gained. I’m so much more skilled and mature as a business owner than I ever have been. And that came from some very painful lessons and resilience when it was the hardest to find.
    Tune in today.
    And click here to sign up for PGSD and join us for the 12 Week Challenge if you haven’t already (enrollment closes in 9 hours).
    Featured In The Episode:
    Sign up 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
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    Last chance to sign up for the 12 Week Power Planning Challenge inside PGSD
    Getting out of your own way just got a whole lot easier thanks to our 12 Week Power Planning Challenge. Everyone will be learning Power Planning together as a community. And the challenge is going to be full of support, accountability and simple step-by-step instructions to get you Power Planning with ease.
    The Power Planning Challenge begins on Monday, 1 July 2024. And it’s the perfect way to give yourself a fresh start and a clean slate without having to wait for the 1st of January.
    We’ve already started receiving excited messages about the challenge from PGSDers who are inside the program. To join us for the challenge, simply sign up by 11:59pm New York Time on Sunday, 30 June at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Ep 474: Power Planning When You Have Big Goals + A Busy Life with Eliška Krajíčková

    Ep 474: Power Planning When You Have Big Goals + A Busy Life with Eliška Krajíčková

    Eliška already had a 7 figure jewellery business when signed up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done. But she was EXHAUSTED. And there was no extra time for anything else. Her dreams of starting a coaching business had been on the backburner for years. And having a second child felt like too much to handle.
    Fast forward to today and Eliška has two successful businesses and is 8 months pregnant with baby number two. Thanks to her success, her husband was able to quit his job as a CEO to be at home with the kids.

    Power Planning allowed Eliška to simplify everything she was doing and find time for more.
    That means more time with her family, more connection with her husband and more business success too.

    Once Eliška got her perfectionist mindset working for her instead of against her, making space for what matters became easy. This is why Power Planning works for entrepreneurs at all levels of income. When your perfectionist mindset is on your side, your business grows no matter what stage you’re at.

    In today’s episode, Eliška shares her experiences with perfectionism, Power Planning and PGSD.
    We talk about:
    The incredible impact that PGSD has had on her businesses and her family life
    Why Power Planning improved her relationship with her husband
    How Eliška stays productive even when her son is home sick
    How to use the PGSD Private Podcast to get all of the coaching you need
    Eliška’s thoughts if you’re on the fence about signing up for PGSD
    Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode374.
    Featured In The Episode:
    Sign up 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
    Follow Eliška on Instagram @trefitprofit
     
    Join the 12 Week Power Planning Challenge inside PGSD  (starts Monday)
    Getting out of your own way just got a whole lot easier. In just a few days, our first ever 12 Week Power Planning Challenge begins inside Perfectionists Getting Shit Done.
    Everyone will be learning Power Planning together as a community. And the challenge is going to be full of support, accountability and simple step-by-step instructions to get you Power Planning with ease.
    The Power Planning Challenge begins on Monday, 1 July 2024. And it’s the perfect way to give yourself a fresh start and a clean slate without having to wait for the 1st of January.
    We’ve already started receiving excited messages about the challenge from PGSDers who are inside the program. To join us for the challenge, simply sign up by 11:59pm New York Time on Sunday, 30 June at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

    • 57 min
    Ep 473: [Follow Through Series] How To Become Someone Who Consistently Follows Through

    Ep 473: [Follow Through Series] How To Become Someone Who Consistently Follows Through

    Welcome to Part 5 of my 5-part Follow Through Series. A series to help you release your perfectionism handbrake and consistently follow through with your plans without burning yourself out.
    It’s one thing to intellectually understand how to follow through with your plans - it’s another thing to *actually* do it.
    In this series we’ve covered why trying harder or being more motivated isn’t the answer. Waking up at 5am or figuring out how to stop being addicted to social media isn’t going to help either.
    Becoming someone who follows through is simple and easy when you’ve got the right tools and the right support. I’m sharing exactly what that looks like in this episode. Tune in today.
    Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode473.
    In This Episode You’ll Learn:
    The power of having a proven process for becoming more productive
    How coaching helps perfectionists get out of their own way
    Why watching someone else getting coached releases shame
    The difference between helpful and unhelpful support on your business journey
    Why accountability is so important for perfectionist entrepreneurs
    What you get inside PGSD, who it’s for and why now is the best time to sign up
     
    Featured In The Episode:
    Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd
    Sign up for daily Perfectionist Power-Ups - samlaurabrown.com/power
    Take The Perfectionism Quiz: samlaurabrown.com/quiz
    Follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject
     
    Work With Me:
    If you’re ready to plan properly as a perfectionist so it’s easy to follow through with your plans, I invite you to join us inside Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD). Inside the program you’ll be using my proven productivity process to take consistent action on what’s most important for your business without burning yourself out. And you’ll be supported every step of the way.
    Now is the best time to sign up for PGSD as we are doing a 12 Week Power Planning Challenge inside PGSD starting on 1 July. To join us for the challenge, simply sign up for PGSD by 11:59pm New York Time on Sunday, 30 June at samlaurabrown.com/pgsd. It’s time to get out of your own way.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

rachelann802 ,

Holds Up to a Good Binge!

I have been binging The Perfectionism Project for a good long while now, and I love it so far! I am still in the relatively early episodes but I’ve surpassed 100 at this point. I’m glad that Sam Laura Brown has been so consistent and running this for a long time, so it feels like I’ll never run out of of episodes to listen to. I have had a lot of personal reflections while listening, and I appreciate how Sam presents her perspective. I also love a good tangent, and her style of podcasting is right up my alley. I highly recommend this podcast to business owners and perfectionists alike!

AdrienneC26 ,

Life changing podcast

I can’t tell you the amount of times that I have referenced this podcast in my daily life. Or the number of tips and tools that I have integrated into my life and business. Or the number of times I have journaled about revelations from the podcast in my journal. It’s really that good. I feel like she truly knows how to speak to her intended audience and I am IT! Get out of my head girl! Lol! But I listen to episode 342 and many others over and over. I realized after a couple 4-figure programs in the past that group coaching programs are not for me. I wish she would come out with a low ticket offer like an ebook or worksheets or something because I want to financially support in some way because I have absorbed so many goodies for free! Over all, this podcast has taught me that one huge reason that I wasn’t able to achieve my goals is that I had a planning problem! And that problem is being resolved thanks to SLB! I now use my digital planner (I was reluctant to give up the paper) and use her power planning techniques, as I understand them. I am sure more is revealed in her program, but just the podcast alone has been fantastic. If you run into a less actionable episode that is more BTS and that is not your thing, don’t give up. There are many, many gems. Anyway, thanks for the work you do!

Apple1358 ,

I was missing out before I listened to this podcast

It’s really awesome to be reminded of that fact that there’s nothing wrong with perfectionism and it’s not something to get rid of. Sam really emphasizes this and provides ways to work with it. I love her transparency

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