Episode #60 – Breaking Through Perfectionism with Margaret Ghielmetti, author of Brave(ish)

My guest this week, Margaret Ghielmetti, always dreamed of being a writer, but before she could actually write that book she’d always dreamed of, she had to learn to take off her halo and being the perfect person she thought everyone wanted her to be. It’s a journey many women have had to take, and Margaret shares her journey in her new book, Brave(ish) A Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • How the need for praise drives us to deny our own creative callings as we serve others
  • How play and performing helped Margaret break through her perfectionism and get past playing small
  • How she learns to pray and trust that she’s not alone
  • How speaking our truth and sharing our stories can actually help us step into them

Books Mentioned in the Show

Meet Margaret Ghilemetti

Margaret Davis Ghielmetti is a writer, storyteller, solo performance artist, and photographer. She and her Swiss husband have lived on four continents and have visited nearly fifty countries. Margaret loves to entertain others with her traveler’s tales and travel (mis-)adventures…and especially to inspire them to live their own best (and imperfect) lives! Her book, Brave(ish): A Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist was published in 2020 by She Writes Press.

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  1. Margaret Ghielmetti on March 31, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Dear Amy –
    Thanks for a fantastic conversation – with thoughtful and thought-provoking questions (and inspiring suggestions.) You are a true pro and I love what you’re bringing to the world of creativity and play!
    Your Dear Creativity . . . Let’s Play podcast is definitely F I V E S T A R S !

    • Amy Isaman on April 2, 2021 at 6:50 am

      Thank you! I really enjoyed connecting. The interview and connecting with really lovely brilliant people all across the world has, hands down, been my favorite part of this podcast journey,

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