110: Perfectionism, Procrastination & Changing Your Self Image w/ Sam Laura Brown

You might be a perfectionist and not even know it. We tend to think of perfectionists as people who are obsessed with being organized and who never finish projects because it's impossible to get them just right. But perfectionists are also: people-pleasers, procrastinators, and people who fill their time with busywork.

Today's guest, Sam Laura Brown, is a personal development blogger and mindset coach for the perfectionists who need to get out of their own way so that they can reach their full potential.

Aileen and Sam explore all the different ways perfectionism manifests, why we can work on projects all day and still not see results, and how to ‘trick' your brain into believing you're the type of person that you want to be – whether that's a morning person or someone who can simply keep a plant alive.

In this episode, we explore:
  • 1:16 – Recognizing the perfectionist in yourself: Where it comes from & What it looks like
  • 8:25 – How Sam pushed through her own perfectionism and procrastination to start her blog
  • 17:48 – Why starting new things is the best personal growth tool (especially when it's uncomfortable)
  • 21:52 – Rewriting the “stories” you tell yourself & creating a new self image
  • 30:49 – Journaling exercise: How to convince your brain you are a new person
  • 35:20 – Sam's dream life, book recommendation, life-changing habit, best received advice & favorite part about life
Show notes:
  • Action cures fear.
  • We always act in accordance with who we believe we are.
  • We always look for evidence to support the beliefs that we have.

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