Fancy yourself a perfectionist? If you’ve adopted this label, there’s likely a part of you that secretly believes being a perfectionist is a good thing.

Listen to this episode to learn why it isn’t.

Being a perfectionist won’t cause you do things well. It will cause you to be too critical of yourself and other people. You’ll enjoy life less than you could. And you won’t become all you’re capable of being. You’ll be too busy avoiding the failures that are an inevitable part of your growth and evolution.

At the end of this episode, I share a few important first steps you can take to become just a little less perfect.

Here’s wishing you an imperfect week!!!


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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner with Ernst & Young. I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint. After a couple years painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who feel stuck in their careers and lives and want to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected. I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at the George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.