Ep.50: Overcoming Perfectionism: How to Get Out Of Your Own Way


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Let’s talk about perfectionism - what it is, why it happens and how it might be holding you back from doing the things you are meant to do and what you want to do in life.

My guest today is Sara Dean. She’s a mindset, business and leadership coach who helps women own their space, stop shrinking and start shining.

I absolutely love Sara - her perspective, her energy and the way she inspires women (including me) to do more and be more.

Today we’re talking about how to overcome perfectionism and get out of your own way. We dive deep into the connection between perfectionism and procrastination and how staying in your comfort zone can keep you stuck.

This episode is jam packed with encouragement and inspiration, and it all starts with believing in yourself.

In this episode, Casey and Sara discuss:

  • Why a lifetime of social conditioning can keep women playing small
  • How we’ve been taught to prioritize things others expect from us in order to get approval and acceptance
  • The connection between perfectionism and procrastination
  • 7 ways you’re probably getting in your own way
  • 5 ways to get unstuck
  • How to stop asking permission to play a bigger game in life
  • How to thrive in the face of anxiety
  • Strategies to turn your struggles into strengths
  • How to move from a fixed mindset and a growth mindset
  • Secrets of cultivating courage, confidence and abundance #everydamnday

7 Ways You Might Be Getting in Your Own Way

  1. Staying quiet and not speaking up when you have an opinion.
  2. Being the person other people want you to be instead of being who you truly are
  3. Playing small
  4. Analysis paralysis
  5. You’re stuck in a fixed mindset vs growth mindset
  6. You are stuck in the dreaming and planning phase without taking any action
  7. Being the gatekeeper of all tasks and roles.

5 Ways To Get Unstuck

  1. Take small steps
  2. Take imperfect action
  3. Get curious
  4. Drop the ball or the bomb. Either make it a priority or let it go.
  5. Dream in strategy

More about Sara Dean

Sara’s is a Mindset, Business and Leadership Coach. She is also the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top rated podcast with over 3 million downloads. Sara’s biggest passion is helping women own their space. After enduring her own identity crisis following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology/health/ wellness and rebuilt her identity, one step at a time. Sara motivates and inspires women to stop shrinking and start shining. She is on a mission to inspire women and moms, in particular, to live bigger, bolder, braver #everydamnday.

Sara serves women through her podcast, her thriving Momentum Mamas membership community, her Tenacious Mamas business & leadership mastermind and her annual event, Shameless Mom Con (coming this spring!) When she’s not supporting Shameless Moms, you’ll find Sara with her husband and 8 year old son - building Legos and pretending to understand Minecraft.

Connect with Sara: www.shamelessmom.com

Shameless Mom Academy Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-shameless-mom-academy/id1092674204

Join Sara’s free Facebook Group: www.shamelessmom.com/facebook

Instagram: www.instagram.com/shamelessmomacademy

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Connect with Casey

Find out more about Casey and her coaching programs, head over to her website, www.hellosomedaycoaching.com

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