Eps. #318: How to Stop People Pleasing (from two former addicts…)

Eps. #318: How to Stop People Pleasing (from two former addicts…)

People-pleasing is exhausting. Like Kathi says, it reminds her of Christmastime when “We’re baking cookies that nobody asked for.” Kathi’s friend, Cheri Gregory and co-author of “You Don’t Have to Try So Hard,” sit down to discuss why saying “sorry” is something women tend to do too much of.

“When you come to realize that you are suppressing your own emotions so that somebody else will not experience negative emotions, that’s not okay,” says Kathi.

In Today’s Episode, You Will:

  • Find out why you are apologizing when you don’t have to.
  • Why letting yourself off the hook opens yourself up to the necessary apologies you need to make.
  • Learn how to say “Thank You” instead of “I’m Sorry”.
  • Know how to find out if you are in fact, a people-pleaser.

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Downloads from this episode

3 Ways to Know if You’re a People Pleaser (or if you’re dealing with one)

The 3 Most Important Things to Know if You are a People Pleaser

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Special thanks to Cheri for joining me this week! Join us next week where we’ll be talking about why we over-perform when we’re feeling like we’re not enough.


Meet Our Guest

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory is a teacher, speaker, author, and Certified Personality Trainer. Her passion is helping women break free from destructive expectations. She writes and speaks from the conviction that “how to” works best in partnership with “heart, too.” Cheri is the co-author, with Kathi Lipp, of The Cure for the “Perfect” Life and Overwhelmed.
Cheri has been “wife of my youth” to Daniel, her opposite personality, for twenty-eight years and is “Mom” to Annemarie (25) and Jonathon (23), also opposite personalities.
Cheri blogs about perfectionism, people-pleasing, highly sensitive people, and hope at www.cherigregory.com.