We tend to secretly believe that our perfectionism is a good thing. We believe it means we have excellent standards. That’s why we feel proud when we share with someone, “I’m a perfectionist”.

In this episode, I want to make you aware of some of the ways this thinking can limit you. The desire to be perfect can cause you to miss:

– a fuller range of engaging activities;

– a greater capacity to love yourself

– moments of intense well being;

– opportunities to learn and grow;

– less stress and more enjoyment.

Listen to this episode and learn how letting go of your need to be perfect will help you create a richer life.


I’m taking on additional 1:1 clients for custom coaching. I teach you how to make more fulfilling choices with these 5 skills: (1) How to stop following the rules dictated by your parents, your work environment or society at large and immediately start doing more of what you love. (2) Find the answers you need in your body and your intuition. (3) Develop a greater awareness of the way your mind limits or expands what’s available to you. (4) Tap into previously unearthed sources of creativity and ideas inside yourself. (5) Celebrate your unique attributes, ways of processing things and being in the world.

You can explore working with me by booking a free coaching consultation call. Lots of people have told me that the just the consultation call leads to some significant transformations. You can schedule your consultation call by using this link: https://gracedcanvascalendar.as.me/freestrategysession/.

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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.