Episode 363: [Planning Series] Identifying Your Needle Movers When Everything Feels Important

When we’re following planning advice that doesn’t work for perfectionists, we struggle to know which tasks to prioritise. We have SO MANY ideas and we want to do them all, perfectly, right away.

But we don’t trust ourselves to pick the right tasks to focus on or to do them consistently. We also don’t trust ourselves to handle the success, money and the attention that would follow…

Because of this, we prioritise the familiar and easy tasks on our to-do list and lament the fact we don’t have more time to get to the important marketing tasks we know we need to do.

But once you know how to identify your needle movers, busywork and procrasti-learning are naturally replaced with self-trust and ACTION.

That’s why the fifth and final episode in my 5-part planning series is on how to identify your needle movers when everything feels important.

By the end of this episode, you’ll know which questions to ask yourself so identifying your needle movers is easy. You’ll also have a new way of thinking about needle movers so that you don’t feel so much pressure to pick the ‘perfect’ task or pressure to work on. 

Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episode363.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Why perfectionists find it so challenging to decide on their needle movers
  • 4 questions to ask yourself to help you identify your needle movers
  • A new way to think about needle movers so you feel less pressure to pick them perfectly
  • How to tell when it’s time to start getting more strategic with your needle movers
  • What my needle movers have looked like at different points in my business

Our final 2022 enrollment week for PGSD begins at 6am New York Time on 26 October 2022:

Perfectionists Getting Shit one is my program for perfectionist entrepreneurs. It will have planning properly as a perfectionist and doing the most important tasks in your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. And it provides the accountability to make your new-found productivity levels sustainable long-term, even if you prefer to lurk and learn from the shadows.
This will be our final enrollment week for PGSD in 2022. Enrollment will open at 6am New York Time on 26 October and close at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November 2022. To find out more about the program and be the first to know when the doors open you can join the waitlist here: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

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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.

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