Episode 22: The perils of perfectionism, with Nicky Odgers
In this episode, Rachel is joined by Nicky Odgers, an Educational Psychologist, an ex-teacher and one of her go-to people for practical and sound advice!
We chat about how a fixed mindset can impact us, from increasing perfectionism to a fear of failure which can paralyse us, stop us from giving our best at work and can be incredibly stressful. We chat about how this fixed mindset may have come about – particularly if you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, and we discuss how we can foster a healthier growth mindset in ourselves and others.
Whilst no-one wants to be criticized or to fail, this is where real growth occurs for us and we talk about how to take failure as ‘feedback’ and why, if you’re not failing at something regularly, you might not be developing at all.