PNP050 First Annual Listener Survey and Giftcard Contest

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


QuestionmarkI need your feedback to 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) 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


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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PNP046 Coach Kaila Prins

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Podcast | 1 comment

Kaila PrinsAlen Standish talks with health coach Kaila Prins of In My Skinny Genes and the Finding Our Hunger podcast about struggles with perfectionism and eating disorders.

In this episode, Kaila shares her history and long struggle with Anorexia and Binge Eating. We talk in great detail about how trying to be perfect is a no-win approach to any eating template (paleo, vegan, etc).

Kaila has so many wonderful things to share. You want to hear this!

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PNP045 Dr Stan Beecham Elite Minds

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

Stan Beecham Elite MindsAlen Standish talks with sports psychologist and consultant Dr Stan Beecham about his fantastic book Elite Minds.

You don’t need to be into sports or be an athlete to appreciate this conversation. Everything Dr Beecham talks to me about can be applied to everyday living. And that’s why I contacted him! Dr Beecham book came from a different perspective that really resonated with me. It’s very much how I’m trying to live my life now (emphasis on trying!). We talk performance, overcoming self-judgement and perfectionism.

No more spoilers. You need to listen!

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PNP044 Andrew Walen Man Up To Eating Disorders

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

Andrew-Walen-Man-Up-Eating-Disorders-Conversation-200x303Alen Standish talks with Therapist Andrew Walen about his new book Man Up To Eating Disorders.

We talk about the new book and what prompted Andrew to write it. What it means to “Man Up” in today’s world and how that leads many boys and men to never be happy with themselves and to start forming eating disorders. We talk about perfectionism and shame. We also talk about the many challenges of writing this book.

Andrew is a great person and great friend. This is a book every guy who struggles with an eating disorder should read. It struck very close to home.

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