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“I have lived a creative life as a singer songwriter for over fifty years. Yet, locked away inside my perfectionist heart is a restrained longing to paint and to write books. I give thanks to John Connor for his insightful and illuminating book The...

Do you like to listen to books? Me too.

Audible.com has the audio book version of The Straitjacket of Perfectionism available. It was recorded and edited by Martin Dowman of Light & Water Media.com, and narrated by – ahem – the author. Do you have a favorite nonfiction audiobook? I’d...

Book Signing Photos

I spoke to a group of aspiring authors in Austin about freeing up your creativity through letting go of perfectionism.  They were really engaged in the topic and “got it”.  We had a fun book-signing...

Get the First 2 Chapters Free

You will get so much value from the first two chapters of THE STRAITJACKET OF PERFECTIONISM, and it’s absolutely free. Just click the button below — as a reviewer has said, “This is a little gem of a book that reveals the traps we have set for...

Perfect is mostly a myth: Creative Voice vs. Critical Voice

Outside of things like math tests, “Perfect” is mostly a myth. Yet it isn’t even just that. You expect to make no mistakes — or only just a few — on your way to doing difficult tasks: learning the piano, writing a business plan,...
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