PNP053 One Small Thing & Being Authentic to Manage Holiday Stress, Binge Eating, & Self-Judgement Over Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

One Thing for Holiday Stress, Binge Eating and Self Judgement A rare solocast where Alen Standish shares a very simple approach we all can use to get through the holidays in spite of all the stresses.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years. For many of us, these times can be incredibly stressful. Yikes! But let’s try to keep things simple and focus on Just One Thing.

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PNP052 Dr Tim Pychyl on Procrastination and Using Self-Forgiveness, Mindfulness, Willpower & Planning

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Podcast | 1 comment

Tim Pychyl Procrastination, Mindfulness, Self-Forgiveness, Willpower, Planning & WritingDr Tim Pychyl from the iProcrastinate Podcast talks with Alen Standish about procrastination and the power of mindfulness, self-forgiveness, planning, just starting and the pros and cons of willpower.

Alen learns from Tim that procrastination is an emotion focused coping strategy we all often use. And unfortunately it can quickly become a habit. Tim shares some amazing strategies he uses for managing procrastination and when he simply doesn’t feel like doing something.

Amazing discussion!

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PNP051 Michelle Cleary Discussing Progress, Regression, Perfectionism, Power of Gratefulness & Eating Disorders

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

Michelle Cleary

Psychotherapist Michelle Cleary talks with Alen Standish about what it means to make progress when recovering from any issue to include eating disorders & perfectionism. Michelle shares a great deal about herself and how she handles situations — great examples!

As Michelle and Alen continue to talk they discuss the power of gratefulness and creating a daily gratefulness practice. Feeling gratitude is amazing! Alen loved this conversation!

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PNP050 First Annual Listener Survey and Giftcard Contest

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

QuestionmarkPlease help me strengthen and grow the Progress Not Perfection (PnP) podcast. I also want to improve myself as an interviewer, mobile app publisher and coach. Please take 5 minutes to complete the 2014 PnP Listener Survey.

At the end of the survey you can enter for a chance to win one of seven (7) Amazon.com gift cards I’ll be giving away. The contest and survey close Oct 30, 2014 at midnight Central. I’ll individually notify the winners privately via email on Friday, Oct 31st.

Survey responses will NOT be shared with anyone else and your info will remain 100% private. You only need to enter your email address on the last page of the survey to enter the contest. Otherwise your responses will be 100% anonymous… even to me.

Click here to take the survey now!

Reminder, the survey and contest close Oct 30, 2014 at midnight Central. Feel free to share this with others!

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PNP049 Laurie Weaver Followup: Being a Perfectionist, Voice Acting, Bravery and Intuitive Eating

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Podcast | 2 comments

LaurieWeaverInterview2-260x214Alen Standish talks with friend Laurie Weaver again! This time we talk more about being perfectionists and how we work through those thoughts and habits. We also talk voice acting, bravery and intuitive eating.

Laurie and Alen have struck up such a friendship that Alen calls Laurie his new big sister (he’s never had a sister before!). They each share more of their own stories and try to answer some listener questions based on their first conversation from several months ago.

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PNP048 Coach Karly Randolph Pitman: Growing Human Kindness, Perfectionism and Eating Disorders

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

karly-default-250x288Alen Standish talks with Karly Randolph Pitman about her past struggles with perfectionism, binge eating, bulimia and how she’s become a coach for others.

Karly runs an amazing website and coaches others on Growing Human Kindness. In today’s show she shares some very personal events and feelings from her past. We talk about how recovery can take a very long time and why. Karly also shares some very insightful approaches on using the power of surrender in helping to fully heal.

This is a great conversation you’re going to find incredibly moving.

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PNP047 Motivation with Coach Cookie Rosenblum

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Podcast | 2 comments

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Coach Cookie Rosenblum talks to Alen Standish about motivation and how to stay motivated when trying to make a change in habits or behaviors.

One of the most common questions Alen gets from listeners is “How do I stay motivated?” or “Why do I always loose my motivation after only a few days?” Cookie has some great ideas and wonderful suggestions you’re going to want to hear!

Before the conversation with Cookie, Alen shares some of his perfectionism challenges with the podcast and a small format change he’s going to try doing to help himself through it.

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