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089: Joanna Howes: The Perfection Trap: Finding Freedom By Learning to Let Go

February 08, 2024 Joanna Howes Season 12 Episode 89
089: Joanna Howes: The Perfection Trap: Finding Freedom By Learning to Let Go
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089: Joanna Howes: The Perfection Trap: Finding Freedom By Learning to Let Go
Feb 08, 2024 Season 12 Episode 89
Joanna Howes

In episode 89, I’m discussing something that many people struggle with - perfectionism. This includes myself and my husband and I share our personal stories of how we manage this.

How can we start to embrace imperfection? Perfectionism is a personality trait that's
characterised by a relentless pursuit of flawless standards, often accompanied by critical self-evaluations and a fear of making mistakes. In this episode, I’m sharing the two sides of perfection and why we as a society struggle to let go.

I’m also discussing the traits of perfectionism and why they are ultimately just signs of
procrastination. The fear of failure, for instance, can really hold you back from doing what you really want to accomplish.

Key takeaways include:

● The risk of setting your standards too high
● Identifying control patterns
● Seeking external validation to feel worthy
● Experimenting with imperfection and my personal story of doing this
● Steps to begin to let go and free yourself from perfectionism

Follow Joanna Howes and The Change Creators:

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/

For Leadership and team coaching and training, you can message me at joanna.howes@thechangecreators.com and we can book a call.

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2kZ-x8fDHKEVb222qpQ_NQ

Show Notes

In episode 89, I’m discussing something that many people struggle with - perfectionism. This includes myself and my husband and I share our personal stories of how we manage this.

How can we start to embrace imperfection? Perfectionism is a personality trait that's
characterised by a relentless pursuit of flawless standards, often accompanied by critical self-evaluations and a fear of making mistakes. In this episode, I’m sharing the two sides of perfection and why we as a society struggle to let go.

I’m also discussing the traits of perfectionism and why they are ultimately just signs of
procrastination. The fear of failure, for instance, can really hold you back from doing what you really want to accomplish.

Key takeaways include:

● The risk of setting your standards too high
● Identifying control patterns
● Seeking external validation to feel worthy
● Experimenting with imperfection and my personal story of doing this
● Steps to begin to let go and free yourself from perfectionism

Follow Joanna Howes and The Change Creators:

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/

For Leadership and team coaching and training, you can message me at joanna.howes@thechangecreators.com and we can book a call.

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2kZ-x8fDHKEVb222qpQ_NQ