11 episodes

Unsetting Expectations is a project on a mission to help high-performing, high-achieving, workaholic, perfectionist individuals grappling with issues of never feeling satisfied, always working crazy long hours, and not feeling proud of their accomplishments.
We do this by sending a FREE newsletter every 2nd Thursday morning that inspires you to question your own beliefs, makes you feel less alone, and helps you quiet down your harshest inner critics.

You can sign up to read here:
unsettingexpectations.substack.com

The newsletter is then read to you on the YouTube channel and here on the podcast.

Unsetting Expectations Franka Grubisic

    • Health & Fitness

Unsetting Expectations is a project on a mission to help high-performing, high-achieving, workaholic, perfectionist individuals grappling with issues of never feeling satisfied, always working crazy long hours, and not feeling proud of their accomplishments.
We do this by sending a FREE newsletter every 2nd Thursday morning that inspires you to question your own beliefs, makes you feel less alone, and helps you quiet down your harshest inner critics.

You can sign up to read here:
unsettingexpectations.substack.com

The newsletter is then read to you on the YouTube channel and here on the podcast.

    #12 - Finding Yourself

    #12 - Finding Yourself

    A must-read if you need a powerful and inspiring intimate confession on creating a path for yourself, whether professional or private.
    Isn't it astonishing how we sometimes forget that our rules are made up and there is no point in stressing ourselves over them and continuing the kind of behavior that empowers them at our damage?
    One of the Unsetting Expectations' contributing authors shared her thoughts on finding the ideal career and job and balancing everything else that life brings us. She has reflected on engaging with herself and finding comfort in being more than one thing at a time.
    Read this episode here 👉 https://unsettingexpectations.substack.com
    Follow my journey here 👉 https://www.instagram.com/creatively.franka/
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    Unsetting Expectations is a project on a mission to help high-performing, high-achieving, workaholic, perfectionist individuals grappling with issues of never feeling satisfied, always working crazy long hours, and not feeling proud of their accomplishments, written and narrated by Franka Grubisic.
    We do this by sending a FREE newsletter 3 times a month on a Thursday morning that inspires you to question your own beliefs, makes you feel less alone, and helps you quiet down your harshest inner critics.

    • 14 min
    #11 - The cost of people-pleasing

    #11 - The cost of people-pleasing

    If you're a constant people-pleaser, this will sound familiar 👇
    "The world is crammed full of things I want or need to be involved in the second I hear about them. There’s a talk next week – yes count me in. There’s a new tree planting scheme up the road – yes I’ll be there. There’s a gig in 2 weeks – I’m polishing my dancing shoes already!", writes Eddie for Unsetting Expectations.
    Welcome to the confessions of a compulsive initial enthusiast, a brilliant guest piece for Unsetting Expectations, out today.
    Read this episode here 👉 https://unsettingexpectations.substack.com
    Follow my journey here 👉 https://www.instagram.com/creatively.franka/
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    Unsetting Expectations is a project on a mission to help high-performing, high-achieving, workaholic, perfectionist individuals grappling with issues of never feeling satisfied, always working crazy long hours, and not feeling proud of their accomplishments, written and narrated by Franka Grubisic.
    We do this by sending a FREE newsletter 3 times a month on a Thursday morning that inspires you to question your own beliefs, makes you feel less alone, and helps you quiet down your harshest inner critics.

    • 12 min
    #10 - Rebellion, new beginnings & rebirth

    #10 - Rebellion, new beginnings & rebirth

    Unsetting expectations is important. When we don’t feel valued, worthy, or enough — and we’ve set the standards and expectations ourselves — it’s key that we unset them.

    But, in all of that, we also need to learn how to (properly) set (proper) expectations too.

    In this episode, Franka talks about her journey of learning to set healthy expectations and visualises how it will look for you too.


    Read this episode here 👉 https://unsettingexpectations.substack.com Follow my journey here 👉 https://www.instagram.com/creatively.franka/

    • 5 min
    #09 - Is work-life balance real?

    #09 - Is work-life balance real?

    What happens when your work identity takes over your personal identity? In this week's issue of Unsetting Expectations, Alice Benham, a business and marketing strategist, describes her journey of the separation between human Alice and Alice Benham Ltd.
    If you've never really resonated with the work-life concept, and find a great deal of my identity in your work, you're gonna want to hear this one.
    Read this episode here 👉 https://unsettingexpectations.substack.com Follow my journey here 👉 https://www.instagram.com/creatively.franka/

    • 9 min
    #08 - Why "Stop When You Are Done" is horrible advice for perfectionists

    #08 - Why "Stop When You Are Done" is horrible advice for perfectionists

    Are things ever actually ‘done’? As a perfectionist, I always see the next step forward. Hence, “Stop When You’re Done” could very easily be the most horrific piece of advice one might get. Even worse, such advice is popularised and praised upon by our hustle & grind culture.
    This episode delivers 3 tips for perfectionists with deadlines, which continue to help me come to peace and almost “melt” with my perfectionism while also taking care of myself and my mental health!
    Read this episode here 👉 https://unsettingexpectations.substack.com
    Follow my journey here 👉 https://www.instagram.com/creatively.franka/
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    Unsetting Expectations is a project on a mission to help high-performing, high-achieving, workaholic, perfectionist individuals grappling with issues of never feeling satisfied, always working crazy long hours, and not feeling proud of their accomplishments, written and narrated by Franka Grubisic.
    We do this by sending a FREE newsletter 3 times a month on a Thursday morning that inspires you to question your own beliefs, makes you feel less alone, and helps you quiet down your harshest inner critics.

    • 8 min
    #07 - Small steps for big impact

    #07 - Small steps for big impact

    The discovery of a gentle approach to creativity, self-love, and business couldn't have arrived at a better time. Since losing our family puppy and uncle in the past three weeks, adopting this approach has helped me be gentle, not put pressure on myself but rather take small steps towards recovery.

    As this week's Unsetting Expectations guest writer Katja Hunter said: "My perfectionism has a hard time trying to be in control when there’s no pressure to 'perform'".

    • 4 min

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