4 out of 4 stars
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I was looking for some practical steps to follow to keep a balanced personal-professional life when Perfectioneur From Workaholic to Well-Balanced nudged me. I quickly opened the book and began to read, discovering Khara Croswaite Brindle offered insightful and achievable solutions to my questions.
This short handbook is a wonderful resource for entrepreneurs, life coaches, business owners, freelancers, and employees — or anyone who would love to save some valuable time on overwhelming daily tasks. The book emphasizes finding the right balance between work and personal life without feeling exhausted but rather re-energized. The psychological approach enabled me to understand “The Power of Vulnerability” and the role of my inner critic. With the author’s casual, easy-to-read writing style, I had the impression that the author had known me for a long time.
I was introduced to the term “Perfectioneur,” meaning a Perfectionist Entrepreneur, and I could relate to the idea of reframing a fault into a personal quality. One of my favorite themes discussed was the Perfectioneur relationship with the constant "busy-busy-busy" list, a concept which focuses on building a career by always remaining open to a multitude of opportunities. Meanwhile — and while remaining “busy-busy-busy” — an individual’s personal life is sorely neglected. The author’s exploration of the Enneagram types opened the door to another interesting path of self-discovery. The book provided plenty of beneficial information to digest and put into practice, such as the concept of rest versus restoration. The essential “Perfectioneur Pointers” located at the end of each chapter summarized the important tidbits from the topics discussed, and the reflective questions helped shift my work perspectives.
A profane word that describes a bossy attitude was used several times, bringing a sense of edgy professionalism to the all-embracing read. It seemed to perfectly fit with the topic of accepting each part of yourself — virtue or vice. The decent editing made the words in the book flow. Four out of four stars shine for an outstanding guidebook packed with clear answers for working more efficiently, living a healthier life, and embracing the harmonized lifestyle that results from it.
I enjoyed the references that were scattered on my path of self-exploration while I read. I didn’t expect to find Iliza Shlesinger along the way, but I sure laughed out loud at the “Elder Millennial” reference. Those who encounter difficulties in saying “no” may also garner helpful truths that are supportive of a greater sense of self-worth. There’s really nothing to dislike about this piece of work. Pick up Khara Croswaite Brindle’s non-fiction work, Perfectioneur From Workaholic to Well-Balanced, and enjoy a journey of transformation.
Perfectioneur From Workaholic to Well-Balanced
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