When it comes to finding our work rhythms, perfectionist business owners tend to look at the rules and how other people are doing things. We sometimes ignore our own intuition and wisdom – an important part of discovering what works best for us. To illustrate how this process could look like, I’m chatting about what my work rhythm is evolving into as I learn more about myself from using Power Planning, the tools inside PGSD, and Human Design.
If you’ve been in a work rhythm that hasn’t been working as best as it could for you, this episode is for you!
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- How Power Planning works with other modalities like Human Design
- Why I felt like I needed to review and reflect on my work rhythm
- Why I’m creating seasons in my business and what this looks like practically
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- Episode 301: How I’m Using Human Design To Get Out Of My Own Way
- Episode 302: Perfectionism + Human Design For Manifestors, Generators and Manifesting Generators with Mili Velikova
- Episode 303: Perfectionism + Human Design For Projectors and Reflectors with Aditi Bhattacharya
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Hi, and welcome to another episode of The Perfectionism Project. A podcast full of perfectionism advice for entrepreneurs. My name is Sam Laura Brown, I help entrepreneurs release their perfectionism handbrake, so they can get out of their own way and build a fulfilling and profitable business. I’m the founder of the perfectionist getting shit done group coaching program, which is otherwise known as PGSD. And for even more perfectionism advice to help you with your business, you can follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject.
This episode isn’t one that I had planned to record. But this morning on my walk, I was thinking about creative ebbs and flows and what my work rhythm is really evolving into and as I’m using power planning, and all the tools inside PGSD, I’m learning more and more about myself and how I work best and what that looks like. And have just been recently having a lot of revelations around that as I feel like I always am. So I just wanted to pull out my microphone, and just kind of chat through and flesh out what I have been thinking about this morning. And I feel so compelled to talk about it on the podcast.
I have not a single note in front of me. I just wanted to pull out my microphone and chat to you and just kind of explore this idea because it is something that I think is so important for each of us to be thinking about as we are building our businesses, especially as perfectionist where we tend to be looking at the rules and how other people are doing things. And we can sometimes ignore ourselves and our own intuition and our own wisdom. And in PGSD, we’re always talking about your future self. And power planning, for example, is a tool to help you really get in tune with yourself. That’s why we don’t say you have to wake up at a certain time or have this many work hours or this many days off or any of that. It’s really a tool to help you discover and uncover what works and what doesn’t work for you and to experiment and explore.
So yeah, I just wanted to chat about this. And the reason it’s top of mind for me, is because at the time of recording this, it’s the sixth of April today. So in the last month or so, I have created all of the content for the PGSD launch that’s happening in April. So at the time of recording this, it’s about two weeks before any of that start. And it’s about a week or more since I finished creating all of that. Then the week after that, I was just kind of regrouping, like during my work days, my three work days, I was regrouping and I was figuring out what I want to do creatively like what I want the following months to look like and thinking about that.
But I realized this morning when I was thinking about it, there was a key component that has been missed, or that I have been missing. And I don’t really want to think about it like it’s something missing. And I actually did a perfectionist powerup on this recently about how there’s not like it’s not that our businesses are this puzzle, and you need to have all the perfect pieces. And there might be a piece missing like we’re often speaking in that way, like something’s missing. And I said to instead think of it like there’s a snowball rolling downhill. And like with every insight and piece of wisdom or intuition that you implement or experiment with or any of that anything, you learn strategies, all of that.
You’re just you know, getting more and more and more in this snowball and gaining momentum. They will say what I was actually writing that power up. I was like, I might just actually Google what happens when a snowball is rolling downhill. And yeah, you can Google that if you want. It wasn’t, it isn’t exactly in alignment with the analogy. But anyway, all of that to say that it’s not that something has to be missing. And this is a theme I feel like I have talked about on the podcast probably every quarter at least every six months since its beginning. When did I start the podcast, 2017 I believe, end of 2017, that I often feel like I go from this side where I’m really like in my head and very strategic and logical about things.
And then I kind of swing over to this more spiritual manifestation side of things. And I kind of go back and forth between the two. And I’ve been figuring out and discovering how to really integrate both of those into my personal life, my business life because I love both of those ways of thinking and being. And so it’s like the convergence of those two things together. And I find that if I’m not paying attention to that, I kind of swayed one way or another that opposed, they’re not opposed but I will kind of be more in one way of thinking. And then I’ll be like, Oh, wait, what about the other way that I love thinking, and then we’ll go into that for a few months, it’ll be like, Okay, but what about this other way, and I’ll kind of go back and forth.
And I find that when I am in the, like, spiritual manifestation side of things, that that is when I’m really feeling the most abundant, probably, unsurprisingly, because that’s what I’m focusing on when I’m doing that kind of work. And then when I feel it a bit more scarcity, and like things aren’t working, I tend to go in my head as a response to that, and to be focused more on logical, strategic kinds of things. So anyway, all of this to say that I’ve been thinking about all the content that I created for the launch in April, which I’m so happy with. And the lessons learned from really getting that work done easily and early, like, life changing to do that.
And so anyway, I had a week off to regroup. And then I had in my power planning. And actually, funnily enough, I’m still following my power planning, because I did have a bet today to be recording podcast episodes, and here we are. But that kind of came from taking the pressure off myself. And I was like, I’m actually just gonna hang out today, I just really feel like… So clean rest, and just take it a minute. And then I just felt so cold to pull out my microphone anyway. So it’s just funny how that works. But anyway, I had planned that this week, next week, and the following week, I was going to be creating all of the content for basically after the April launch, and before the July launch of PGSD.
And I was feeling yesterday, when I was having a clean rest day with Steve and Lydia. I was just really feeling like, I just so… I don’t know the word is unmotivated isn’t the right word. I was just feeling uninspired. And I recorded a podcast episode on Monday, as it was in my power planning and outline podcast episodes and emails and things like that. And I was feeling great about it, then. But then yesterday, I was just noticing that I was dreading recording podcast episodes. And I always find that to be a little alarm bell when that’s happening, because I love recording podcast episodes, when I’m doing it in a way that’s really aligned with me, if I’m trying to do it in a way where I’m trying to sound like someone else, or how I think I should sound or to sound like an expert or any of those kinds of things. And I’m judging myself as I’m recording, it’s not fun at all.
So when I’m doing these kinds of episodes, where I’m just picking up the microphone and chatting, and I have no notes. I absolutely love, love, love recording podcasts. And there are a lot of episodes where I have notes that I love recording as well. But anyway, I was noticing a bit of resistance and feeling a bit uninspired about the podcast episodes. There not even the topics themselves. I don’t know, I just was feeling this kind of, I don’t know if you can relate to this way. Like I feel this kind of vague sense of resistance, but I didn’t really know what that’s about. So as I was reflecting on it this morning, when I was going for a walk with Lydia and caught in, and I was actually reflecting out loud chatting to Lydia about it.
She’s a great listener, you don’t know who she’s nine months old. So she doesn’t have much choice in the matter. And I just had her in the carrier on me and I was just chatting to her out loud as we’re going for a walk and just kind of talking this through, in a way like just talking at her. But noticing that so for the last few months, I have been really focused on working through the like what we’re learning in the 200k mastermind that I’m in that I’ve mentioned on a lot of episodes, Stacey Boehman’s her mastermind her podcast is make money as a life coach if you want to check that out.
So I’ve been following a lot of what she teaches. And my interpretation of what she teaches is that there’s it’s not like she doesn’t talk about manifestation. I think it’s in alignment with that stuff. But she’s not using that terminology and that side of things and so I was just reflecting on this morning like I missing not missing yet. But I’m craving like the magic and the I don’t even know like how to articulate it. But there have been both of those two things at once. There being that like logical strategic considered side, and not that manifestation that side of things isn’t that way. But there being that more, I guess it’s like left brain and right brained both at the same time, instead of just being one or the other and really thinking about the, like, for example, manifestation babe Kathrin Zenkina this morning.
I think this is the reason why I was thinking about it, I woke up at about 3am I couldn’t get back to sleep. And so I was just hanging out in the waiting nook. And Lydia woke up for a feeds anyway, I was feeding her and I was like, Oh, listen to this episode. There’s just a random chatty one. And I was just like, I miss like this side of… this side of things. So anyway, I know said that, like 20 times that I’m missing that side of things. But that was really what brought it to my attention. So I have a bit of a cold at the moment, in case you can’t tell. But that was what brought it to my attention. And I was just looking at the books that I had on my bookshelf and thinking about how I haven’t been reading as much as I have wanted to read, I haven’t been making the time for that.
And then I’ve been like, with my work time. If I think about and this is going to tie in to human design as well, which I haven’t talked about on the podcast for a while. But basically, I’ve been thinking about the content I’m creating or don’t even like I want to be thinking of it like it’s content, I am creating. I’m creating and expressing ideas and tools and insights and all of that kind of thing. I think when it’s called content, it feels very much to me like it’s just for this purpose of ticking this box of creating content for content sake. So anyway, I was thinking about that wave of content of creativity that I had when I was creating for the launch in April, and the container that I had for that and that it really helped to have this kind of little predetermined pre-designed season, there’s time that I could really be intentionally thinking about creating that I put my blinkers on.
In the last few episodes, I talked through that a lot. But I put my blinkers on, my blinders on whatever you want to say. And I was really focused on output and creative flow and expressing ideas and bringing them together and articulating them and disseminating them and that side of things. And then so I had that little week off after where I was just kind of regrouping, I was thinking about Instagram and how I want to show up there, and a few other behind the scenes things, business admin stuff. And then I had this three week period for creating content. And just I was thinking about ebbs and flows. And with human design, I’m a projector, I’m an emotional projector to for emotional projector.
And what really resonates with me about human design, my human design is the ebbs and flows. And so what I have realized, or the way I’m thinking about, like reflecting on that experience, or what I’m kind of setting up for myself in the business, is that I had a creative wave, where I spent about a month, and that’s working three days a week. So really why there was 12 work days, but over a period of a month, creating everything for the launch in terms of podcast episodes, emails, they were the main two things, and then other things around that like what’s gonna go on the sales page for PGSD and that kind of thing. And then that was like a creative flow.
So if we think about ebbs and flows, a creative flow, and then I’ve just kind of had a couple of days off. And then but I’ve still been not really in a state of ebb. And then I’ve just been, like asking myself to be in creative flow again. And it’s just like looking at the balance between ebb and flow, and experimenting with and hypothesizing with the idea that if I have a bit more ebb time, if we want to call it that, where I am consuming things in terms of ideas, and for me, I talked about this before, long form ideas is where it’s at, for me, so long form podcasts episodes, books, and anything that’s really substantive and deep instead of it being wide and short. So when I say consuming that doesn’t mean spending any time on Instagram or platforms like that where it’s really short form content, and designed to be really quick and snappy in like, five seconds here in 10 seconds there and 30 seconds here.
So having time built in to my calendar for the year, where I am having these creative flows. And then there’s a creative ebb in between the flows. So if you think about a wave, because this all came about as well, the other thinking of like, what can I call it in my own mind, for myself, so that I can think of when I’m creating something in the business is like a little container or season or whatever you want to think about it as. And I was thinking like, oh, it’s like a content storm. And then I was like, No, I don’t like the, like the word storm. Like, that’s not making me want to be in that. And I was like, oh, it’s like a wave, like a creative wave, which then comes back to the ebbs and flows and all of that kind of thing.
And if I’m just wondering, that’d be wave, and then another wave and another wave, there’s another wave, like, that’s not how waves work, there’s a wave, and then there’s the break. And then there’s a wave, and then there’s a break. And then there’s a wave, like, it’s that pattern, that rhythm. And I love thinking about rhythm, and that we all have our own rhythm. And I think it’s all like, it’s not necessarily that we have to discover it, but uncover like, we already know how we work best. And then a lot of us have just forgotten that we’re looking at what other people are doing or what we think we should be doing. Or we’re not checking in with ourselves. So my hypothesis that I’ve been thinking about, and that I wanted to record this episode on to flesh out a bit further, is having the year broken down into there being these creative flow periods, and then these creative ebbs, and I’m just thinking about, like, what do I want to be doing in those ebbs? I don’t even know what I want to be doing, but how do I want to be been? And like, practically speaking throughout the year, what does that look like? And so I was thinking just to let you add on this and share what I’m thinking about when I’m going through this.
And kind of breaking it down into practical terms, so that I can integrate it with my growth goal and my power planning. And all of that is that there are 12 months in the year. It takes me about a month to create the content for a launch. And we’re doing four of them this year. So I’ve already done two of them, like the prep for two, but we will be doing another one. So we’re doing coming up after the time you’re listening to this July then October, and then there’ll be another one in January, which I’ll be creating the content for that at the end of 2022. So it takes me about a month to create the content. And then, in terms of other content that will be going out between the launches, it’ll take me about two to three weeks to create all of that. I’m still fleshing that out and experimenting with that. But I’m thinking of having that be a little chunk, instead of just doing like, every week, it’s the same tasks all the time. That hasn’t worked for me, I have tried that so many different times.
It just doesn’t work for me to having a little chunk. And then… So let’s say and be generous with that there’s four months for launch content creation and things related to that, then there’s four months for non launch period time content creation, which means there’s four more months left in the year. And then say I have wanted to have those months off completely. That leaves at least two months of worth of work days. Ideally, I’m gonna say about three months, two and a half, three months of work days, where I can just really be in. I want to say like curiosity and wonder. And it’s not that I’m not in that at other times. But with creative flow, I find that it’s so much easier for me to do that. It’s so much more flowy when I’m not really consuming much at all, I’m very constrained.
If I’m consuming anything, it’s really in direct alignment with like, what I’m integrating. So for example, when I was creating the content for the April launch, I was just listening to mastermind recordings, and kind of just been immersed in the strategies that I was implementing, and that kind of thing. And so that is what it’s like during those times. But if I’m only ever in those kinds of periods, like if I’m demanding of myself to be in that creative output all the time, or for like nine months of the year, then when am I going to be able to bring in new ideas and flesh out further the ideas that I already have and to learn new skills and new tools and different things like that and just be really curious, like if I zoom out and think about the business that we’re building and if I think about the career as a whole that I want to have, which I’m just at the very beginning of that it really needs to have this balance where I’m also spending time learning.
And again, I’m like doing that constantly. I always listen to different podcasts and things like that. But I really want to have some time set aside intentionally for this. So that I can be like spending a lot of time on those days, reading books, journaling about things. And just like, kind of like being able to create without there needing to be. And it needs to go out at a certain time, like just even recording episodes, for the podcasts that I’m not even sure if I’m going to put out but just recording them and see what happens. And like having that time to experiment and not have it be okay, I’m only going to create exactly what’s definitely going to get published. And things like that. And just really having that space to be connected and curious and like be in kind of like where it’s either input or no put.
So I’ve talked about this before my friend, Lena Neistat, who is going to be coming on the podcast, we’re organizing that. But she talks about there being input, output and no put. So basically, input is like when ideas are like you know, when you consume things like podcasts, books, and that kind of thing. Output being when you are sharing. So what I’m doing right now is output at no put is where you’re just like being with yourself, you’re not share your ideas, and you’re not also listening to other people’s, you’re just being with yourself. And so I know I’ve talked to I can’t remember exactly. I know I’ve talked about this on the podcast, maybe in some personal growth updates or things like that, from years gone by, and I’m just thinking about how to integrate it all like I’m just thinking about how I can create a hypothesis, do an experiment with having the my calendar look like that.
So there’s times of creative output, and then tons of creative input slash no put. And really not sneakily demanding of myself that it’s like output, output output. And definitely before power planning. And even when I’ve been power planning, I’m like discovering uncovering how I work best is that when I’ve had weeks, where every week, I’m creating like a podcast episode and an email newsletter and X number of Instagram posts and like, all of those things every single week, it just, my brain doesn’t work the best in that way. But it does work. And I can do it. But I really love thinking about having these seasons. And there’d be this ebb and flow. And I also love thinking about there be like behind the scenes in my experience with the business. That’d be really clear ebbs and flows. But then, in your experience on the other end, there is that consistency there.
So it’s not that I’m in ebbs and flows. And that means that what I put out is in ebbs and flows. I don’t know if this is making sense. But basically, I can record say, in a week, I could do like 15 podcast episodes, recordings. I’ve done this before a few times. Then it goes out over the coming months. And so my experience is that I’m in a state of flow. And then I’m not recording any podcast for a while. But your experience is there’s a new podcast every week to listen to. So that’s something that I am at the moment, liking to have, and working on having and maintaining. And, yeah, just different things like that, that I’m thinking about at the moment. And as it relates to the manifestation, spiritual human design, whatever, like that looks different for everyone.
And I say manifestation because that’s the main way that I connect with that. And the main, I guess, area of focus that I have when I’m doing that kind of stuff. I wanted to talk about the self coaching curriculum that I mentioned in a recent episode, and I was talking about how in PGSD we have a theme for the quarter, basically, and you can choose a different area of your perfectionism handbrake to work on during the quarter once you’ve done your first three months in PGSD, and really thinking about how, and I didn’t clarify that or mentioned that really in an episode, that it’s not just using the tools that are in PGSD to do that work, though, yes, you can. And yes, there are tools to help.
But it’s also this is why I love PGSD, like the way that we do our work on our perfectionism is that it really integrates and allows you to integrate any kind of modalities or different approaches whether that is the more logical strategic side of things, or whether that’s the more spiritual side of things that you can use PGSD and the PGSD process in alignment with that, and it can it like compound energy, compounds energy, I was gonna say synergy, and I got all confused. It compounds, it creates a synergy. And so I was thinking about for myself coaching curriculum and the work that I’m doing on my own perfectionism handbrake. So that’s like always ongoing, and then also the work that I have been doing as part of the 200k mastermind, and thinking about the intentions that I set with that, with the different areas of selling that I’m working on, or like my business, so that was executed at the highest level as a team, my selling self concept.
What was the other one? Oh, my copywriting. So those are the three kind of things that I had said that I am committed to working on over the six month period of the mastermind. And I was just thinking, it doesn’t feel like coincidence, that after three months, like the first three months of the year, it’s, you know, only a few days after that first quarter, and I’ve just recorded the other day, my microscope update for quarter one, and that kind of thing, that I’m really feeling pulled towards the other kinds of tools, like things like manifestation, and all of that, to help me develop the copywriting and the selling self concept. And executing at the highest level as a team like those, it’s keeping the same commitments in terms of my areas of growth, and then using different kinds of tools.
So instead of just being really narrowly focused on using the tools in the mastermind, which I will still be using, but also allowing there to be other complementary ways of looking at that, and to definitely not go into procrasti-learning that side of things either to still be constrained with it, but to be exploring other ways of working on those same things. And in a way that’s, like, unique to me, or, like most suited to me. And I think that with being in that mastermind, and when I invest in something, when I sign up for something, I’m like, 100%, I’m just gonna do what you recommend. That’s why I’m signing up. And I’m gonna do that, obviously, in a way that’s in alignment with my values, and also my intuition and put my own spin on things.
So I do that. But I’m also like, Okay, I’m going to be constrained and just focused on this. But I wanted to really record this. And just also remind you in case, you need a reminder, every now and again, like I do, that all the work that we’re doing on our perfectionism and our business is so most of our PGSDers are also in a marketing program, a lot of them are also in manifestation programs and things like that, that they can all be used together. It’s not either or, it’s not all or nothing. But that we can have ways of, you know, integrating all of it. And it doesn’t mean the all has to be focused on the same week, that it might be kind of what I’m talking about where there’s like, these different seasons, what you might be a season where you’re more focused on the strategic, logical side of things. And then a season where you are more focused on the spiritual side of things, or whatever that looks like for you.
And that it doesn’t have to be like, either all or nothing. And that I’m still figuring out what that looks like for me, and if, like how to integrate that, but I think at the moment, like my walk, so I dropped Lydia off. And then I had my second half of the walk, which was I was just like, I’m just gonna listen, because I haven’t actually listened at all this year to anything human design related. And I did two episodes on this podcast. I’m just gonna scroll back through the list and find the episode numbers. So episode 302 and 303 on human design, so episode 302 is Perfectionism and Human Design for Manifestors Generators and Manifesting Generators with Mili Velikova. And then episode 303 was Perfectionism and Human Design for Projectors and Reflectors with Aditi Bhattacharya.
So those two episodes we talked about this and also I did an episode 301 How I’m Using Human Design To Get Out Of My Own Way. So if you’re interested in that kind of thing, then I highly recommend checking out those episodes and we talk as well about how human design and things like manifestation, which Mili and Aditi are both big fan as well, how PGSD helps you to manifest and use all of those things as well. And how power planning specifically, is going to be in alignment with those other things that it’s not. I think when people often think about calendars and that kind of thing that you can’t have this creative flow, or that you can’t have ebbs and flows, or that you have to just create at certain times, and that’s that and it’s really not about that. So anyway, 301-302 and 303, we go into that.
And I love recording those episodes. And I was just thinking about how I haven’t recently at all been talking about all of that side of things I used to do episodes on, like the manifestation stuff, and affirmations. And I’m still a big fan of all of that. But I just haven’t been doing much work on that personally over the last few months. I would say I haven’t. I mean, I did a little bit at the end of last year when I recorded those episodes. But besides that, since having Lydia mid last year, I haven’t really focused on that side of things. And this is kind of today, just me thinking about getting back into that. And not even like getting back into it. But just creating this space for that to be something that’s in my work week to not have be like I want to have there be structure, but having there be structure for the creative flows, and also for the creative ebbs.
And to have that actually be like, a defined period in my calendar, where I have full permission on my work day is like full permission with myself to just read whatever I want to read and learn about whatever I want to learn about. And I don’t have to like, in that moment, piece it together and put it in an idea and put it on on the podcast or post about on Instagram or whatever that I can kind of like create and then I was thinking about, like how I would want the year to flow, this is just hypothesizing. And I will need to test this. But I was thinking about there’d been a period where I’m doing the like, creative flow. And then there’d been a creative ebb for a few weeks. And then there being like a week off where I’m not doing any of those or it’s kind of like the no put on, I’m just having clean rest and hanging out with my family.
And then after that going into creative flow. So it’s like, output. I mean, what am I trying to say? Yeah, output input no put, output input no put. Because I think if I have the input, and I’m reading different books on different topics, and listening to different podcasts beyond the normal ones I listen to and things like that. They’re like having like, during my time off, I’m not going to be intentionally thinking about it. But those ideas are just going to come together and start to form and kind of intermingle and all of that kind of thing.
So anyway, this is just me kind of chatting through what I’ve been thinking about this morning. And I hope that it has you thinking about your work rhythm and what has been working for you and what currently isn’t working for you that you can experiment with. Because it’s so important that we don’t see like that, oh, like, for example I could easily be and it’s so I’m so proud of myself that when I noticed, like how kindness to myself that I didn’t used to be now like my inner dialogue is very compassionate. And I can also give myself some tough love, and real talk and hold myself accountable to shit. But also, it’s not in this cruel way like it used to be. But it could be tempting, or habitual, that if you notice that you have been doing so for example, when I was like, trying to create all the different kinds of content like one of each per week, and taking that approach to beat myself up for doing that and not like reflecting on that and being in tune with that or like doing it and I know it doesn’t work best for me or whatever.
To just be like oh yeah, that’s right. Like how good that I’ve realized there is. This is the power of doing your weekly review, your quarterly review as well. This is when you’re going to pick up on those trends and themes and patterns and behaviors and be empowered to change them so or even just be empowered to sit with them and just witness them without changing them like being okay with it being that way. Even though you know it could be better. And like being so committed to being that way even though you know it can be better and then improving it from that place of it could be better but it’s okay as it is instead of like, this is wrong, this is broken, this needs to be fixed, it’s not good enough. It’s a subtle distinction, because we often think the only way that we can change something is from this, like, it’s brokenness, it needs to be fixed energy, but witnessing it for what it is, knowing that it could be improved and letting it just continue as it is, for the minute without changing it, it’s so powerful to just like, be with that.
So I really want to encourage you as well to have like, a little space where like, Okay, I just kind of like witness myself doing this without beating myself up and without needing to change instantly. Often, we just… We want that gap between awareness and implementation to be like, you know, a nanosecond, and it’s so powerful to intentionally have that gap be a bit bigger than that, a bit longer than that. So anyway, all of that to say, if you have been in a work rhythm that hasn’t been working as best as it could for you. Then that’s okay.
That’s like part of the beauty of power planning and planning properly is that you get to uncover that, and that you get to have those insights, those insights that are often missed, if we’re working from a to do list or working from a calendar in a way that it’s like vague time blocking, we will try to make yourself wake up at 5am when you don’t want to wake up at 5am. But you hear other people do it in the most successful CEOs do it. So you’re doing it to like, we really want to use the tools like Power planning, to really be connected with ourselves to find our best work rhythm. And also, as I was saying, this whole episode, to integrate other modalities, other tools that you are learning elsewhere, and have them all come together and support each other. To not be all I’m doing it this way, or I’m doing it that way. And it’s one or the other. So I’m gonna wrap this up here because I feel like I have got it out everything that I wanted to share in this episode. Hope you found it helpful. If you have, please take a screenshot tag me on Instagram, I’m @perfectionismproject. I hope you have a beautiful day and I will talk to you the next episode.
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