Overcoming Perfectionism with Audrey Holst

Overcoming perfectionism to help you grow your small business with Audrey Holst.

Audrey HolstAs a lifelong recovering perfectionist himself, Henry Lopez – host of The How of Business podcast – is fully aware of the challenges of being a business owner and a perfectionist. Audrey Holst, Henry’s guest on this episode, focuses on helping small business owners and entrepreneurs to stop micromanaging their lives with perfectionism so they can actually start living.

Audrey Holst guides ambitious high performers and high achievers who are ready to stop micromanaging their lives with perfectionism so they can actually start living. She’s the founder of the Fortitude & Flow Process which uses mindful and embodied practices to create transformation. Her work goes beyond mindset and addresses perfectionism’s impossible standards at their root cause.

Audrey lives in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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Topics and questions covered in this episode of The How of Business on the topic of overcoming perfectionism include:

  • Audrey Holst briefly shares the story of her early career, and what led you to start her first yoga studio small business.
  • What led her to Life Coaching?
  • Why the focus on perfectionism?
  • Why are you a business owner? What does it provide you?
  • Audrey describes what she focuses on today as: “Coaching and consulting for perfectionists and high achievers who are ready to stop micromanaging their lives and actually start living without sacrificing their ambition.”
  • What is perfectionism? Audrey shares her definitions and how it can negatively impact your ability to grow your small business. She also shares that it often results in procrastination and avoidance.
  • You say that “Perfectionism is a survival mechanism”, please explain.
  • What are the biggest costs of perfectionism? How does it hold us back? Audrey explains that it often leads to burn-out!
  • What are some actionable ways to shift it? Please introduce your Fortitude & Flow Process and Framework.
  • As a small business owner, where should I start with shifting my mindset on perfectionism? (“It’s about getting out of your head and into your perception.”) Audrey explains the need to first begin to have the conversation about perfectionism and understand and acknowledge the results and the physical signs that you may be exhibiting or expressing perfectionist behaviors.

Episode Host: Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business podcast show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business.

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