Middle Finger to Perfection

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HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“What does possibility feel like in my body?” - Jenna“Although the steps may be small, the shift is huge.” - Jenna“What seeds of intention are you planting right now?” - Ashley“Rebirth orients us to what is.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…What keeps us stuckOur step-by-step process for getting unstuckThe function of rebirthPlanting seeds of intentionWhat we’re creating anew for ourselvesLINKSJournaling For Deep Self Transformation with AshleyQuantum Coaching Academy with JennaShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Guilt is not joy.” - Amanda JeffersonWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…What toxic organization looks like and how to recognize when we’ve fallen into itSlipping into stress organizing when we feel out of controlBeing ruthless about letting go — and why you sometimes need to hang on to that Hootie and the Blowfish CDTackling organizing as a coupleHow to find the minimum effective dose and max-mod-min of thingsLINKSThe Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less book by Dr. Christine CarterJulie Morgenstern Max-Mod-MinAmanda Jefferson of Indigo Organizing on the webAmanda Jefferson of Indigo Organizing on InstagramShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“The now creates the now, not the future.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Why now is the only reality and the future is a mythThe difference between acting out of instinct and acting out of intuitionShifting from stress response — fight / flight / freeze — into relaxation responseYour current relationship to nowHow meet the now and be with what is in the present momentShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Is that what you want or what they want?” - Melanie KnightsWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Questioning the status quoGetting out of your own echo chamberEmbracing your inner shit-stirrerThe connection between your rebel / outlaw and your values + intuitionNavigating perfectionism through self-inquiryLINKSMelanie Knights on the webEntrepreneurial Outlaws podcast with Melanie KnightsMelanie Knights on InstagramEntrepreneurial Outlaws on InstagramMelanie Knights’ Instagram Alchemy RoadmapShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Do I want external advice, and if so, who do I want it from?” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The power of seeking advice from within firstConsidering the source of adviceExamining whether we’re better at giving or receiving adviceBest advice we’ve ever receivedHardest advice to take — AKA why simple advice is often not easy to followAdvice we give the mostShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Happiness is a being state, not a doing state.” - Ashley“Joy exists only in the present moment.” - Ashley“Being intentional with our choices creates more happiness.” - Ashley“Self-compassion helps us build emotional resilience.” - AshleyWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Biggest happiness mythsHow to step off the hedonic treadmillWhy happiness is not about “having”What it means to connect with our soul-centered valuesPlus a bonus self-compassion meditation by AshleyLINKSQuantum Coaching Academy with Ashley GordonSarah JensenJill ArendtShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Who represents us represents us.” - Jenna“Let’s look into the mirror that our elected leaders are for us and see more of our positives than our negatives reflected back to us.” - Jenna“This doesn’t fix everything, but it sure AF helps.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…How the inauguration made us feel — body, mind, soul, and spiritWhy hope often gets a bad rapLooking at what’s possible and how things can changeAll about resilience and resistanceWhy representation mattersLINKSAmanda GormanShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…How to prioritize caring for our emotional wellbeingStrategies for filtering and fact-checking our shouldsStepping out of comparison and into our personal valuesDiscomfort and allowing as the antidote to fixing and controllingHow to release the pressure of unrealistic expectations — and make it stickLINKSVIA Character Strengths SurveyChelsea Connors on the webChelsea Connors on InstagramShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Am I angry about what’s happening in this moment, or am I angry about what might happen in the future?” - Jenna“The more I resist the anger, the rage, and the sadness, the more they compound, so I just have to let myself feel them.” - Ashley“It takes more energy to resist our feelings than to allow them and be with them.” - Ashley“You can never outrun the waves of emotion. You can never make it to shore quicker than the waves will catch up with you.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Why we’re going back to basicsStrategies for riding the rollercoaster and waves of emotionsThe power of mindful media consumption right nowWhy now is the time to check in on our peopleHow we can increase awareness around our privilege now and going forwardLINKSShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“If my 2020 were a cake, it would be a vanilla cake with vanilla frosting and no decorations because I stripped away all the bullshit.” - Jenna“I’m going to write my own story. I’m going to decorate my own cake.” - Ashley“In 2021, let’s transition from pressure cooker to slow cooker.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Revisiting vision board 2020 versus actual 2020What we made happen — and didn’t make happen — in 2020What took the cake in 2020What we’re looking forward to in 2021Our greatest hopes — for the fam and in general — in 2021LINKSQuantum Coaching AcademyLindsey Allen DesignsAdria DeCorteSocial SavvySarah StecklerSarah JensenMelanie KnightsShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Middle fingers up to 2019 expectations in 2020.” - Jenna“There’s no room for shoulds in 2020.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Alllllll the things we’re giving the middle finger to in 2020Why who you thought you were going to be in 2020 just wasn’t itHow toxic productivity, workaholism, delayed gratification, and a lack of play converge to create burnoutThe downfall of consumerism, excess, and maximalism in 2020How 2020 realigned our priorities to what is most essentialShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Developing an intuitive touchstone phrase to describe your personal styleWhat it means to be an anti-influencer and an anti-capitalist when it comes to your styleThe power of the pause in purchasing decisionsRejecting “Pinterest perfect” and “patriarchy perfect” by rejecting the idea that womxn’s bodies shouldn’t changeThe ripple effects of rejecting toxic body idealsLINKSDacy Gillespie of Mindful Closet on the webDacy Gillespie of Mindful Closet on InstagramShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Values are dynamic, and they’re tied to our lived experience.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…What holds us back from living in alignment with our valuesWhy COVID has caused us to reevaluate and renegotiate our valuesHow values and identity are intertwinedWhy now is the time to live in alignment with our valuesHow to take small, sustainable — or big, dynamic — steps toward our valuesLINKSDanielle LaPorte’s Desire MapShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual effects of resentment — and of gratitudeRoles and relationships between resentment and gratitude, especially in 2020Differences between thankfulness and gratefulnessHow gratitude works with empathy and compassion to create perspectiveOur favorite practices for embodying gratitude in 2020 and beyondLINKSMcSweeney's Internet TendencySarah Steckler of Mindful Productivity BlogShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Understanding tolerations and how they impact usThe biggest risks when our stress buckets are perilously fullPandemic brain as a phenomenon and how to manage itLocus of control around our tolerations, i.e. what we can control versus what we can influence versus what we can’t controlThe tolerations we’re committed to eliminating in the next 30 daysShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“When you choose mindfully, there are no such things as guilty pleasures because there’s no guilt. There’s only pleasure.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…Setting boundaries and creating rituals when working from homeWork as a coping skillFaux commutes and why you may need oneWhat rest can look likeMindful media strategiesLINKSAlexandra Franzen’s Tiny Book CourseShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Burnout is the imperfectly perfect opportunity to pair awareness, curiosity, and compassion (ACC) with gentleness and self-forgiveness.” - Jenna“Play is the inverse of burnout. It’s the antidote.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…How to intervene with burnout when you notice itKey risk factors for burnoutThe physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual cues that you might already be experiencing burnoutWhat burnout brain looks and feels likeHow to intervene with burnout when you notice itLINKSZyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck MassagerShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Capitalism teaches us that our worth is bound up in our productivity, our achievement, and our convenience to others, especially as a woman.” - Christy Tending“You can’t buy yourself into self-love.” - Christy TendingWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…What anti-capitalist self-care looks likeThe trial and error of finding our own individual self-care practicesBeing inconvenient in our self-careThe meaning behind freedom and collective liberationHow to uncover the root causes and root solutions of self-careLINKSMiddle Finger to Perfection Episode 35: The Quiet StormJenna’s website - jennateague.comJenna’s Instagram - @jennateagueJess Hobbs of Social SavvyLindsey Allen DesignsAdria DeCorte, Mentor to MessengersChristy Tending on the webChristy Tending on InstagramShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“We need to switch out our detention slips for permission slips. There’s no detention during 2020, only permission.” - JennaLINKSSHOWSGame Show Network (A)America Says (A)Dateline (J+A)American Murder: The Family Next Door (J+A)Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (J)The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (J)Late Night with Seth Meyers (J)Desus & Mero (J)Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (J)PODCASTSCrooked Media (J)Pod Save America (J)Lovett or Leave It (J)Keep It (J)Casefile (J)The Vanished (J)Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations (A)Entrepreneurial Outlaws (A)Unlocking Us with Brené Brown - Sonya Renee Taylor on "The Body is Not an Apology" (A)BOOKS + BLOGSNomad: Designing a Home for Escape and Adventure by Emma Reddington (J)Global Bohemian: How to satisfy your wanderlust at home by Fifi O’Neill (J)I Can Cook Vegan by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (J)Post Punk Kitchen (J)The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life by Lynne Twist (A)The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra (A)To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret by Jedidiah Jenkins (A)FOODSChao Cheese (J)Treeline Cheese (J)DRINKSActivated You Morning Complete (A)Suja Lemon Love (A)Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte (J)Brew Dr. Kombucha, especially Clear Mind (J)House Kombucha (J)APPSGO EFT TAPPING app (A)Calm (J)Voxer (J)NEWSLETTERSWhat A Day (J)WTFJHT (J)Unique Holistic Happiness (J)Alexandra Franzen (A)Nicole Cardoza’s Anti-Racism Daily (A)Danielle LaPorte (J+A)Share the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…What it means to be a witchHow to use the energy of the moon and lunar cycles for healing and personal growthAvoiding burnout by setting healthy energetic boundariesHow to sidestep savior complex as a perfectionist and people pleaserWhy woo is just another tool for self-reflectionLINKSCait Byrnes on the webCait’s New Moon Healing CircleCait Byrnes on Instagram@witchhealerschool on InstagramShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Upleveling is incremental.” - Ashley“An overnight uplevel is a guaranteed future backslide.” - Jenna“If you let go of what’s not needed, you’re going to rise more easily.” - Jenna“Believe that you’re worthy of your next level.” -AshleyWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…What it means to uplevel without being perfectionistic, radical, or rigidDismantling in order to uplevelThe benefits of being in a community of uplevelersWhat stops us from uplevelingHow to step into uplevelingLINKSJenna’s new websiteShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“The skills that work well for you in a lot of areas of your life are different than the ones you need for relationships.” - Caitlin Cantor“It’s a partnership, not a twinship, which means two different people coming together.” - Caitlin Cantor“Perfectionism is a manifestation of shame.” - Caitlin Cantor“If we can’t allow ourselves to be good enough, it makes sense that we’re not going to allow someone else to be good enough.” -Caitlin CantorWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…How to have hard conversations, especially as a recovering perfectionistWhy control sets us up for disappointmentHow we self-sabotage by “testing” our partnersWhy it’s essential to create meetable expectations and needs in relationshipsGetting to know our shame voiceLINKSCaitlin’s Couch on the webCaitlin’s Couch on InstagramCatlin’s Modern Sex blog on Psychology TodayShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Maybe there isn’t an answer.” - Ashley“There is no perfect answer. There’s only our imperfect best response.” - Jenna“Awareness is about expansion.” - Ashley“The fact that no one moment will last forever is the one piece of comfort that we can hold onto.” - JennaWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…All about that feeling when nothing is workingWhen we’re most likely to feel that nothing is helpingOur go-to strategies when all else failsHow to deal when you just can’tBringing awareness to our hopelessness and helplessnessShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The true meaning of healing and what it really looks like (Hint: It’s not a blank slate.)Harnessing the power — and the upsides — of angerSupercharging healing through self-love and self-compassionHow to release the trauma of past pain (if not the memory of it)Seeing triggers as feedback and indicators for future happinessLINKSShyma Jundi on the webShyma Jundi on InstagramShyma’s free meditationShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…“Critique has the most mileage for growth.” - Jenna“Honest, loving feedback is a way to learn, grow, and evolve.” - Ashley“Don’t let it effing stop you.” - AshleyWHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…The relationship between accepting compliments and accepting criticismHow critique can supercharge growth even more than complimentsWhy feedback and criticism carry so much more weight when they are attached to a metricWhy it’s important to consider the source of your feedbackHow to manage perfectionism when it comes to getting negative feedbackLINKSInsight TimerBrene BrownShare the Eff Perfect love with a fellow perfectionist, procrastinator, or people pleaser!And because we’re in this together, be sure to take the Eff Perfect Pledge.And follow us on Instagram @effperfect!Shop the lookbook 🛍at shop.effperfect.com!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Lindsey Allen
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jun 13th, 2016
Latest Episode
Apr 5th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
214
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
American English

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