You Don’t Have to Try So Hard – Let Go of the Unreal Expectations and Find Freedom

You Don’t Have to Try So Hard – Let Go of the Unreal Expectations and Find Freedom

You Don’t Have to Try So Hard – Let Go of the Unreal Expectations and Find Freedom

Have you struggled with perfectionism? How about the need to perform perfectly so that everyone thinks you’ve got it all together? Or, is people-pleasing kicking you in the can? Do you procrastinate until you are a stressed-out hot mess?

You are not alone. So many of us let the bullies of perfectionism, performancism, people-pleasing, and procrastination beat us up. Enough is enough. Cheri Gregory and I are thrilled to be able to announce the release of our book, “You Don’t Have to Try So Hard.” There is freedom to be found in Christ and we want to help you find it.

Check out this video of my conversation with coauthor Cheri Gregory:

#112 The Cure for the “Perfect” Life Part 2- Performancism and People-Pleasing

#112 The Cure for the “Perfect” Life Part 2- Performancism and People-Pleasing

ListenNowIn part two of my interview with my co-author Cheri Gregory, we talk about how the last two of the bullies from our book The Cure for the Perfect Life 12 Ways to Stop Trying Harder and Start Living Brave, Performancism and People Pleasing, follow us around and beat us up daily, and what you can do about it.

Do you:

  • Change your mood to match the mood of those around you so you don’t upset them with your happiness/excitement/bad day/ etc?
  • Do more so you can seem like more to those around you?
  • Have a long to do list out of fear of not being what you want others to perceive you to be?

If you can relate, you may be being bullied by people-pleasing or performancism or both! It’s time to live braver and stop trying harder.

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* During this episode, Kathi and Cheri discuss rest and Bonnie Gray’s interview on So Here’s the Thing. That episode can be found here.

* Here’s the link to the free verse downloads


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