“Perfectionism, people-pleasing, codependency, and constant striving to measure up— all of these patterns are rooted in fear and angst, which are emotion-level issues. The challenge for us is to bring love to the parts of ourselves that are hurting and terrified. Our work is to bridge the gap between the head and the heart.” – Caroline Garnet McGraw
If that quote means anything to you, you will love today’s show. Our guest is Caroline Garnet McGraw, an author, speaker, and coach for recovering perfectionists. She’s the author of You Don’t Owe Anyone, a new book coming out April 20th now available for preorder here. If you feel like you owe the world a brave face, superhuman strength, an explanation, or your time and energy, it’s time to hit play! Caroline shares why she wrote this book, how to stop feeling like you owe everyone something, what the “guilt gauge” is, and how to stop people pleasing.
More about Caroline: Caroline is the creator of A Wish Come Clear, a popular blog devoted to trading perfectionism for possibility, as well as several online interview series. She’s a two-time TEDx speaker, and her essays have been featured on The Huffington Post, Momastery, and Women For One. Caroline lives in Florence, Alabama with her family.
Listen to episode 170 You Don’t Owe Anyone with Caroline Garnet McGraw
Angela Lussier is the founder of the Speaker Sisterhood and also an award-winning speaker, seven-time author, and two-time TEDx presenter. She is the host of Claim the Stage, a public speaking podcast for women. Her motto: Stop waiting. Start creating.