You and I have something in common. Neither one of us is perfect. Yet, we act as though we should be. We keep expecting perfection from ourselves.

When we fail, when we show up imperfectly, when we make a mistake, we believe something has gone wrong. We scold ourselves and desperately wish we’d done something differently.

This episode of The Unlikely Artist podcast will help you adopt a different, more loving, perspective about your own imperfections. In this episode, you’ll learn about a Japanese practice that teaches us to honour our flaws and imperfections, hear the healing story of my twice broken Tibetan bowl, find out what parenting can show us about our mistakes and failures, and discover three words you can use to transform every mistake into an opportunity to love yourself better.


If what you’re hearing in this podcast is connecting you with a desire to expand into something new, but you just can’t seem to get there on your own, you’ll find the help you need in The Magic Room Experience, my new group coaching experience beginning in June 2022. We’ll work together to break through the BS your brain throws up as obstacles between you and your dreams. You’ll end the program feeling unfettered, expansive, excited and open, and you’ll be actively creating the life you want.

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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.

My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.

I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.