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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 • 156 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 468: If I Persist I Will Succeed

    Ep 468: If I Persist I Will Succeed

    This episode is your invitation to believe in yourself and your business. Because if you don't believe in yourself and in your business, then you're not actually going to take the steps you need to take to have it be successful. And the irony of that is, we often want our business to be successful, so we can believe in it and believe in ourselves. But you really have to be willing to go first.
    Tune in to hear my experience with that, why it’s so important for perfectionists, and how believing in yourself can lead to taking action even with doubts and setbacks.
    Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode468.
    In This Episode You’ll Learn:
    The importance of believing in yourself and your business so you can succeed
    Why perfectionism can hold entrepreneurs back as they work on their business
    My entrepreneurship journey in persisting to pursue my goals, even with doubts and setbacks
    Why you should stop waiting for proof you’ll succeed before you take action
    How to take action when you have fears and doubts
     
    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 take consistent action on the most important things for your business without burning yourself out.
    On 1 July we will be starting our 12 Week Power Planning Challenge inside Perfectionists Getting Shit Done. Get instant, lifetime access to the program when you sign up today. To find out more about the program and sign up today, visit: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

    • 14 min
    Ep 467: Do You Have A Knowledge Problem, A Resource Problem Or An Implementation Problem?

    Ep 467: Do You Have A Knowledge Problem, A Resource Problem Or An Implementation Problem?

    In this episode I’m sharing how to identify whether it’s a knowledge problem, a resource problem or an implementation problem that is stopping your business from growing. You’ll learn how to identify which one you have and what to do to actually solve for it. And in case you genuinely have all of those problems - say you literally don’t have enough knowledge, time, money, energy and courage to build your business the way you want - you’ll learn how to prioritise these problems so you can find a solution for all of them.
    When it comes to business, we often invest a lot of time, money and energy into solving the wrong problem. We end up getting so frustrated and feeling so ashamed because we feel like there's something wrong with us that we aren't making more progress. If you can relate to that, listening to this episode is going to give you so much relief. Knowing what problem you have and how to actually solve it is going to help you make sure you invest your time, money and energy into what you need the most.
    I also share the mistakes and failures I’ve had along the way so that you can learn from my experience rather than learning the hard way. This episode is an important one for all perfectionist entrepreneurs as well as those who want to become entrepreneurs in the future.
    Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode467.
    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 take consistent action on the most important things for your business without burning yourself out.
    On 1 July we will be starting our 12 Week Power Planning Challenge inside Perfectionists Getting Shit Done. Get instant, lifetime access to the program when you sign up today. To find out more about the program and sign up today, visit: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Ep 466: Getting Out Of Your Own Way So Your Children Can Do It Too

    Ep 466: Getting Out Of Your Own Way So Your Children Can Do It Too

    Getting out of your own way in your business will have a profound impact on your children. This is true whether you have young children like me or you have older children or your children haven’t even been born yet.
    Tune into this episode to learn what it means to get out of your own way and why I’m so committed to being an example of what’s possible for my children. I also share why being a ‘perfect’ parent isn’t helpful for your children and what to focus on instead.
    Plus you’ll hear about the 12 Week Power Planning Challenge that’s happening inside my program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done starting on 1 July so you have the tools and personal support to make getting out of your own way a reality.
    Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode466.
    In This Episode You’ll Learn:
    Why your relationship with yourself is so important to your children
    Why getting out of your own way doesn’t mean becoming perfect
    My story of getting out of my own way
    The power of focusing on who you’re being rather than what you’re achieving
     
    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
     
    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.

    • 47 min
    Ep 465: How To Tell If You're Spinning Your Wheels Trying To Solve A False Problem

    Ep 465: How To Tell If You're Spinning Your Wheels Trying To Solve A False Problem

    There are two reasons I’m sharing a coaching call excerpt with you from my program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done:
    Firstly, because if you’re a perfectionist entrepreneur then you need to know about false problems. Our brains create problems to keep us busy and distracted. This way we can subconsciously avoid solving more uncomfortable problems in our business or we get to avoid doing uncomfortable work. In this call you’ll  hear me spot a false problem that my client was having and help her work through what’s really going on for her in her business. 
    The second reason I wanted to share this call is because it’s such a great example of the power of being inside Perfectionists Getting Shit Done. We perfectionists love to be self-sufficient in our mindset work. We feel embarrassed for others to see our messy brains and feel like getting help from others is a sign that we aren’t smart enough to do it on our own. But when we’re completely self-sufficient, there are blindspots that never get uncovered because it’s too uncomfortable for our brains to see them.
    Being able to get coached on one of our weekly live calls or listen to the 200+ coaching call replays on the PGSD Private Podcast means that you’ll no longer be confused about why you aren’t getting shit done, keep burning yourself out or are struggling to get to your goals. When you’re inside the program you’ll be able to finally see your blindspots, without feeling bad about them, and then solve for what’s really going on. This is the secret to getting out of your own way in your business.
    A big thank you to the PGSDer I coached on this call for giving us permission to share it on the podcast.
    Perfectionists Getting Shit Done is currently open for enrollment. To find out more and sign up for the program today visit samlaurabrown.com/pgsd. 
    Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode465.
    Featured In The Episode:
    Sign up for Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (PGSD) - samlaurabrown.com/pgsd
    Free training on how to plan properly as a perfectionist: samlaurabrown.com/plan
    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 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. Even if you have a long history of procrastination, overthinking and burnout. To find out more about the program and sign up today visit: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

    • 33 min
    Ep 464: 12 Thoughts That Will Make Content Creation Easy For Your Perfectionist Brain

    Ep 464: 12 Thoughts That Will Make Content Creation Easy For Your Perfectionist Brain

    In this episode, I’m sharing 12 thoughts that helped me create content in a really easy, enjoyable, sustainable way that has proven to be really effective for my perfectionist brain. I wanted to record this in response to a PGSDer who posted about starting a podcast inside my group coaching program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done (aka PGSD). These thoughts will help you create content simply and easily, and they can also be applied to other areas of your business to empower you to show up fully.
    Because yes, there might be some technical things that you need to set up when it comes to content creation. But trusting yourself - or what we call self-trust - is the most important ingredient so your perfectionist brain can create high-quality content easily.
    I’ve made over $2 million in my business, most of which has come from this podcast, and the times I’ve made the most money and the most impact with people have been when I’m in a high level of self-trust.
    Tune in and find out why this is the case for perfectionists, and discover the 12 thoughts that will make content creation easy and effective.
    Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode464.
    In This Episode You’ll Learn:
    What self-trust is, and why it’s the most important thing when it comes to high-value content creation
    The reason how perfectionists think can make content creation feel hard
    What happens when perfectionists create content with low self-trust
    The 12 thoughts that help perfectionists create content easily and sustainably
     
    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
     
    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.

    • 45 min
    Ep 463: How To Fully Pursue Your Financial Goals Without Sacrificing Work-Life Balance

    Ep 463: How To Fully Pursue Your Financial Goals Without Sacrificing Work-Life Balance

    In today’s episode, I want to talk to you about clear financial goals for your business and having lifestyle parameters around them. I cover why this is so important for perfectionist entrepreneurs (and why we tend not to set them).
    I’ve been having conversations with people about this topic - and we discuss this a lot in my program Perfectionists Getting Shit Done - so I hope you find this episode helpful.
    When you listen to the end, you’ll learn about how a clear financial goal and lifestyle parameters help you go all in on your business without sacrificing work-life balance. 
    Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode463.
    In This Episode You’ll Learn:
    Why you need a clear financial goal
    What happens when you don’t have a financial goal for your business
    Why perfectionists tend not to set a clear financial goal
    How to set lifestyle parameters so you can show up fully without burning out
     
    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
     
    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.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

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

JennaO321 ,

Going in circles

Good info, but repeats herself too many times and goes in circles.

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