60. It’s All About Inner Effort. New Podcast!

Alen Standish announces the Inner Effort Podcast and describes the future of Progress Not Perfection.

Each episode of Inner Effort is an intimate discussion with a courageous guest about the details and mental hurdles of their own personal struggles (past or present, big or small) and the unseen Inner Efforts (e.g. self-coaching techniques, coping tactics, mental tools, resources, etc.) they used to motivate and help themselves during a typical day and through difficult moments.

You can find the Inner Effort podcast on iTunes or at www.innereffort.com. There are already several new episodes of Inner Effort available that you can listen to right now with new episodes coming each week! Make sure you subscribe to the new podcast to continue the conversation!

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59. Alen Standish on Perfectionism, Delays and Dream Project 2.0

AlenStandishDreams295x345Alen Standish talks about the recent show delay and how perfectionism almost got him again.

New things are coming soon. Listen and find out how the process actually helped Alen with his new project (to be released Summer 2015). Stay tuned and subscribed.

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58. Summer Innanen on Body Image and Authenticity

Summer Innanen Busting Her Scale with SledgehammerAlen Standish talks with fellow podcaster Summer Innanen of Fearless Rebelle Radio about the importance of body image and being our most authentic self.

Summer is absolutely fearless as we talk. She shares some amazing advice on self-acceptance that’s great for both men and women. Wonderful conversation!

 

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57. Coach Polly Mertens on Creating Deliberate Happiness

Polly Mertens HappinessAlen Standish talks with coach Polly Mertens about how to create deliberate happiness.

Polly and Alen have a great conversation about that elusive “happiness” we’re always hearing about. Polly defines happiness and they have a wonderful conversations about all the different ways we can generate more happiness in our lives. They talk about real ways that anyone can slowly begin to grow the happiness they want to feel in their lives. It’s a great show!

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56. Coach Trish Blackwell on Building Confidence

Trish Blackwell ConfidenceAlen Standish talks with fellow podcaster Trish Blackwell of the Confidence Podcast.

We learn much more about Trish and her amazing history as a trainer, coach and author. We go into great detail about the importance of how to build confidence in ourselves, handling body image challenges, training, eating and the negative perfectionist voice most of us have. A great conversation!

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55. Sam Lomeli, Tips of the Scale, Mental Game of Weight Loss and Body Image

Sam Lomeli of Tips of the Scale Podcast on Mental Game of Weight Loss and Body ImageAlen Standish talks with fellow podcaster Sam Lomeli from the Tips of the Scale podcast.

We learn more about Sam and what he’s come to learn about needing to change our thoughts and assumptions before trying to change our bodies and view of own selves, especially before trying to lose weight. After almost 130 interviews with men and women from around the world, Sam will tell you, it’s all between the ears.

 

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54. Coach Brooke Castillo on Making New Habits, Mindfulness, Self Kindness and Planning Decisions

Brooke Castillo Life Coach Making New Habits, Mindfulness and Self KindnessIn today’s show Alen Standish talks with Coach Brooke Castillo from the Life Coach School and Podcast.

They spend the entire show talking about how to build positive habits and the importance of mindfulness, self kindness and the need to plan decisions. It’s a amazing conversation you don’t want to miss!

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

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

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

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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50. First Annual Listener Survey and Giftcard Contest – CLOSED

QuestionmarkUPDATE — SURVEY IS CLOSED!

Please 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.

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

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

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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