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3 Steps to Overcoming the Perfectionist Mindset & Focus on the Process



Are you the kind of school leader that is obsessed with results?

Do you find it hard to celebrate the small milestones that your school crosses and constantly in pursuit of ticking the next box?

Do you constantly beat yourself up for not achieving certain goals?

Well, you could be suffering from perfectionism! Yes, that’s a thing!

In today’s episode, I speak about the 3 important steps to follow if you are looking to overcome the perfectionist mindset and focus on the process. And no, it’s not that I am encouraging you to settle for less – I want you to recognize that you must work hard in pursuit for excellence, and then accept whatever happens. Stop beating yourself up whenever outcomes do not meet your expectations. Waiting to only celebrate your wins is punishing yourself. You deserve more than that! Yes, you do!

In this episode, I discuss:

  • What perfection is and what it’s not.
  • How to stop obsessing over the results and learn to fall in love with the process.
  • The three steps to overcoming the perfectionist inside you.
  • The reasons why you struggle appreciating feedback.
  • How to start embracing your mistakes and failures, and seeing them as opportunities for improvement.

…and so much more!

Remember, perfection is actually an addiction because it is a form of distraction from action and progress.


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Access the School Leadership Toolkit at

Access the Time Management & Accountability Bundle at


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More about the show:

If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life.

Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.

In addition to weekly solo episodes, she’ll also be inviting industry leaders and the changing makers of the landscape of education to give listeners the insides knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

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