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Imperfection Wins

Imperfection Wins

By Sam Willing
Executive Coach, HR Consultant and chronic perfectionist, Sam Willing, reflects on her journey into middle age and how she’s finally accepted that the very idea of perfection is what has held her back. Practicing grace for herself and others and letting go of perfection has put her on the path towards freedom. Come experience real talk, encouragement and a little humor!
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#42 How We Show Up is a Choice
Recorded Live on KKNW1150. Join me and special guest, Deidre Harris — an educational consultant that specializes in team building and conflict resolution. Today we talk about authenticity, bias, and being WILLING to step into uncomfortable conversations!. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
55:08
July 1, 2020
#41 Love Yourself First
Recorded Live on KKNW1150. Join me and special guest, Andrea Michel — an intuitive transformational coach and purpose educator. Today we talk about why all of our stories matter, racism, and healing. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
54:25
June 25, 2020
#39 How We'll Rise Together
Recorded live on 1150KKNW, with special guest Cha Barefield, powerful speaker, entrepreneur and talk show host. Join us as we enter into this powerful conversation about race, healing and moving the needle towards love! Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
57:27
June 20, 2020
#40 Hope and Healing
Recorded Live on KKNW1150. Join me and special guest, Lady Holly, AKA Holly Francis — an award-winning Indie R&B Soul Artist speaker. Today we talk about the revolution we're in and how to create real change. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
54:42
June 19, 2020
#38 Embrace Your Power With Confidence
Recorded live on 1150KKNW, with special guest Lindsey Nadler, Join us while we talk about confidence, entrepreneurship, mindset and our relationship with money. It's a powerful conversation full of wisdom!  Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
58:44
June 3, 2020
#37 From Overwhelm to Overcome
Recorded live on 1150KKNW, with special guest Janelle Bruland, an award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker, and high-performance coach who inspires others to live impactful and successful lives. Join us while we talk about mindset, how to overcome overwhelm and setting priorities around your most important things. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
53:55
May 28, 2020
#36 Treating Your Body With Love
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Hannah Corbin, a rock-star Peloton Instructor. Join us as we talk about self-love, appreciating our bodies and why it's important to start where you are. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
55:19
May 21, 2020
#35 Imperfection and Courage
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Jessica Honegger, where we dig into purpose, imperfection, and why community is so important to us all. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
55:44
May 14, 2020
#34 Changing the World, One Small Choice at a Time
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guests Liz and David, from Plant Life Meals. Join us as we explore following your passion and learn about how we can create a better planet one small choice at a time! Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
53:51
May 6, 2020
#33 Following Your Passion into Entrepreneurship
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Garianne Sheridan, founder and creator of The Peachy Prodigy.  This refreshing and inspiring episode may give you the courage to follow your heart and get out of your comfort zone! Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
49:53
April 28, 2020
#32 Let Love Be Your Guide
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Susie Cohen, personal stylist, and lover of people. Susie's work is rooted in a deep love for women and an appreciation for the power that's in all of us just waiting to be unleashed. This fun and energizing episode will make you think about how you are connecting with others, using your unique talents and gifts and the need for love that we all have. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
54:14
April 22, 2020
#31 Creating the Best You
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Anthony Trucks, owner of the company Identity Shift. Anthony's work is rooted in helping people reach their highest potential by tearing down barriers and helping them become clear on what they desire. This energizing and inspiring episode will give you some tools around mindset, making “Shift Happen,” and creating the best you. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
54:09
April 16, 2020
#30 Be Bold. Be Brave. Be Authentically You.
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Marci Marra, executive coach, and public speaker. We dive into Marci’s work on compassion, connection, and authenticity. Today’s episode is full of aha moments around what holds us back from bringing our authentic selves and how to be bold, brave, and set out on a new path. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
51:08
April 9, 2020
#29 Staying Positive in Times of Change
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Jane McCarthy, who joins me from JaneSTORM, where she helps others create a positive focus for their future. Today’s episode is packed full of ideas for taking time out for more positivity, gratitude, hope, and human connection in your life. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
54:55
April 1, 2020
#28 Minding Your Mind!
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Brooke Boon, who joins me from Holy Yoga Global. In a world full of uncertainty, it's natural to feel anxious, and maybe even fearful. This episode focuses on finding positive energy and being intentional and compassionate with yourself and with others. This conversation is an excellent reminder that we are truly all in this together. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
54:27
March 25, 2020
#27 Purpose and Perfection
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Dr. Laura Hamill. Now, more than ever, it’s essential to encourage employee well-being. Laura joins me from the Limeade Institute, where she is Chief Science Officer and shares with us some of the groundbreaking research in employee engagement and creating a culture of positivity. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
54:31
March 19, 2020
#26 Invest in Yourself
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Kelly Hager. Today we talk about the importance of having a network around you – one that will lift you up and cheer you on. It’s time to reach your dreams and invest in yourself. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
53:48
March 11, 2020
#25 Live The Life You Want
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Jori Saeger. We are all bombarded with well-meaning advice every day. Eat this. Live here. Go after this job. Buy this. What happens when you want to follow your intuition and chart a new path? Today, Jori and I talk about how to navigate the advice and ultimately live the life YOU want. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
54:20
March 4, 2020
#24 Connections Change Everything
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Kimberly Layne. Human connection is when two people exchange energy and emotion. With technology, it's easier to disengage and unconsciously separate ourselves. Today, Kimberly and I talk about the power of human connection and how important it is to consciously make time to practice it as a leader in today's workplace.  Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
54:47
February 26, 2020
#23 Tackling Hard Conversations
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Kate Isler. It sometimes feels more comfortable to avoid tough topics than to approach them with an open mind and kindness. Today Kate and I talk about one of those topics – gender parity and where we are in 2020. Join us as we dig into the data and how we can begin to take action to support this meaningful cultural change. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
54:35
February 19, 2020
#22 Today's Insta-Perfect Culture
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Anne Taylor Hartzell. Today, talk about the pitfalls of Social Media and the 'Insta-Perfect culture we live in today. We scroll through our social media feeds, viewing curated pictures of everyone's life - and that view of perfection can sometimes feel daunting. Here's a reminder that it's ok to take a break, to be brave, and go against the cultural norm.  Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
53:38
February 11, 2020
#21 Planting Seeds of Compassion
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Bella Chaffey. Today I kick off the podcast with the idea of planting seeds of compassion for yourself and others. Then Bella Chaffey joins me to discuss her journey in starting Alexanders' Hope. Her mission is full of compassion and increasing awareness of organ donation and cardiac testing for youth. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
54:41
February 6, 2020
#20 The Power of Human Connection
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Cha Barefield. Today we dive into the power of human connection and the benefits of bringing your whole self to your relationships. We also explore creating deep connections with people – even over the most basic topics. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
52:14
January 29, 2020
#19 Pause and Be Present
Recorded live on 1150KKNW with special guest Leah Kapernick where we dive into mindfulness and the benefits of taking a moment to pause and be present during your day. Use it to be a better leader, cultivate better relationships, and bring your whole self to the world every day. Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
56:23
January 21, 2020
#18 Goals vs. Intentions
Here we are – kicking off 2020 with a live radio show every week! Thank you for joining me in this brand-new Season. Today I'm going to reflect on my journey of the past year, and then we'll explore the differences between setting goals and intentions. Stop and ask yourself – what will you spend your energy on this year? Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
55:51
January 17, 2020
#17 Lose Your Inner Mean Girl
Today, my guest Jenny McAlaine and I talk about that inner mean girl. You know, that little voice that tells you that you are not enough? It's time to give ourselves more self-love and control our innermost thoughts.  This is the last show for this year! I'll be back with you in 2020! Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
34:33
November 21, 2019
#16 Dealing With The Hard Stuff
Do you ever find yourself trapped by negative thinking? Do you tend to be kinder and gentler to your friends than you are to yourself? Listen to this short and vulnerable episode on self-compassion. Learn about why we need it and how to practice it. Be your own supportive friend! Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
16:55
November 7, 2019
#15 Stories of Resilience: Unexpected Launch
This is a story of heartbreak, strength, and finding yourself along the way. Today I sit down with Kirstin Duncan, host of Unexpected Launch Podcast.  4-years ago, life, as she knew it completely fell apart. Her story of resilience provides us with a beautiful reminder that there can be love and growth found in the most complicated and unexpected parts of life. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
47:41
September 30, 2019
#14 Stories of Resilience: Blind Faith
You have the choice to keep moving forward and live a life of intention or stay home and do nothing. In this episode, I have a raw, inspirational conversation with Clark Roberts about resilience and how our limitations can be our most unique gifts. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
45:42
September 16, 2019
#13 Debunking the Success Lie with Janelle Bruland
Have you bought into the lie that success requires you to do more, work harder, and accept more responsibility? Janelle Bruland, the author of the Success Lie, guides us on a more intentional and optimistic path to living a life of significance. Learn how to stop being over-committed, over-scheduled, and overwhelmed! Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
33:51
August 15, 2019
#12 Imposter Syndrome in Young Professionals
Imposter syndrome is a common issue that is showing up in young adults as they enter the workforce. Am I competent enough for this job? What are my skills? Will I be able to do this? Today my summer intern, Meredith Barry and I chat about the reality of imposter syndrome in your early 20's. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
19:21
July 3, 2019
#11 Fighting Resistance with James Colburn
Many of us spend our lives searching for our calling or our lives' purpose. What we don't realize is that it's right in front of us and that we already possess it. Today I speak with James Colburn, author of the book Resucceed, about fighting resistance and overcome your limitations. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
41:07
May 30, 2019
#10 Resistance: Own It, Fight It, Win!
Why do we do things over and over that don’t help us or make us feel our best? Do you wonder how to be more self-disciplined? We all have resistance in our lives. But, do you realize how it shows up? In this episode, I will help you fight resistance and win! Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
24:17
May 13, 2019
#9 Living Outside the Box with Jordan Steele
Many of us feel obligated to put ourselves in a box, ultimately limiting our potential to showcase our multiple talents and roles in life. Today, I speak with KING 5 Emmy award-winning Meteorologist about living outside the box and encouraging others to do the same. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
31:39
April 25, 2019
#8 Hear From our Listeners
We are so grateful to hear from you! In this episode, Dr. Renee St Jaques joins me to follow-up with listeners and provide additional insight into overcoming imposter syndrome. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
15:58
April 18, 2019
#7 Imposter Syndrome and Your Brain Dr. Renee St Jacques!
In this episode, I speak with Dr.Renee St Jacques, a psychologist, about how imposter syndrome happens on the inside – in our brains! Yes, it's a real psychological thing. Listen to find out how you can train your brain to beat those negative triggers and overcome the persistent fear of being a fraud in your own success. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
45:10
March 30, 2019
#6 Imposter Syndrome, It's a Real Thing
Do you feel you have had a hand in your success, or do you usually attribute it to luck, being in the right place, at the right time? Do you compare yourself to others? Imposter syndrome is a real thing that many people face in today’s society. In this episode, I will introduce imposter syndrome and explain why we experience these feelings of being a fraud in our own success. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
32:39
March 11, 2019
#5 Slow Down and See People Clearly
In today’s insanely busy world, we often lose the ability to see people clearly. In our busyness, do we make people feel dispensable, devalued? In this episode, we tackle the concept of seeing ourselves and other people more clearly. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
21:56
February 9, 2019
#4 Put Your YES Into Action
How do you take action in your life? Are you fixated on things going precisely according to plan? Join me as I wrap up this three-part series on putting YES into action. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
25:12
January 28, 2019
#3 Claim Your Unique Value
Hi everyone! Do you know what is unique about you and the value you bring to each role in your life? If you don’t know what you want, what you are good at, where your gifts are best used, how can you make sure you are giving yourself to the right things in your life? Join me to find out how to identify your unique value. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
25:47
January 15, 2019
#2 Commit to Saying YES
Some people compartmentalize their life, which limits our growth and self-development. But, what if you don't have to choose one over the other? Find out how choosing to say YES in your life can help you embrace opportunity and stop undervaluing yourself. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
23:02
January 9, 2019
#1 Welcome to the Imperfection Wins Podcast
Welcome to my very first episode of the Imperfection Wins Podcast. Join me as I turn my life upside down (on purpose!) to spread my message of encouragement, grace, and authenticity. In this episode, I introduce my story and embark with you on a journey to be imperfectly perfect. Show notes and resources from this episode Want more? Sign up to get my monthly newsletter to get more ideas and tools I believe are worth sharing. Join the Imperfection Wins Insiders Group   Follow me on Instagram
18:28
January 1, 2019