Making Space with Jen Pillipow
How perfectionism "protects" authenticity
A lot of clients I worked with had perfectionistic qualities but didn't identify with that title. In this episode I break down the some of the common limiting beliefs that come from a perfectionistic mindset: having a harsh inner critic, unrealistic expectations, fear of failure, being hard on yourself, and having an "all-or-nothing" attitude.
The root limiting belief around this? Those traits are what create success.
Being hard on yourself typically creates fear, keeps you small, and the failure (which, is part of every goal process) is crippling.
Having self-compassion, setting realistic goals, seeing failure as opportunity, and giving yourself more than two choices (not just all, or nothing) are what actually support you in reaching your authentic goals.
Do you feel like you may have some perfectionistic tendencies? Check out this blog post I wrote: 10 Signs You're A Perfectionist.
Craving more authenticity?
GO AND MAKE SOME SPACE FOR YOURSELF
As with all my work (and well, most everything), please listen with consideration of context, nuance, and discernment.
This podcast is recorded in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Treaty 6 Territory the traditional land of the Cree people and the homeland of the Métis Nation. If you’re not sure whose land you’re on I invite you to get curious by visiting native-land.ca.
Podcast music by Elliot Middleton "An Exciting Future"