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Perfection Pressure is a podcast about the cause and effect of perfectionism in high-performing individuals. Seen as a sign of strength, success, and achievement, perfectionism is idealized in most cultures. The results of living in this flawless way can be, at best, admiration and achievement, and at worst lack of joy, high-stress, anxiety, burnout, and depression, and most tragic, suicide. This podcast aims to discuss and share personal experiences, uncover the why, understand the drive, and talk about ways to manage perfectionism, high expectations, and the effects of both.

When was the last time you felt badly about yourself for not doing something flawlessly? For not looking flawless, for not saying the perfect thing, for not getting the ideal validation, for not getting a 100 or 100 likes or the perfect score? When was the last time that you looked in the mirror and didn’t find a flaw?

This podcast is about the effects the drive for perfection has on us. On our identity, our relationships, our addictions, our health, and our future. Hearing from others inherently creates an understanding, and from understanding comes growth and acceptance. Join Brooke Hamblet as she guides us through what might be the one thing that holds us back from our best selves: the pressure of perfection.

What is Perfection Pressure? Perfection pressure is, quite simply, the pressure to be, act, and appear flawless. Not just successful and admirable, but flawless. We expect it of ourselves and we often think others expect it of us. We also expect it of others, even though we often won’t admit it or we don’t necessarily realize it. We have little tolerance for anything other than these expectations, and because of this, we experience anxiety, burnout, and depression, and our relationships become volatile and fragile. What’s more, there is not a lot of help for perfection pressure, because people who lead these perfect lives are seen to “have it all together,” and seeking help for this issue is often perceived as weakness.

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  • Approval, Admiration & Attention February 28, 2024
    Perfection is complicated! Today Brooke takes a look at the need for approval, admiration, and attention, and how achieving goals does not always lead to fulfillment. No matter what our stage of life is, something is usually driving us for more. Figuring out why may actually get you there faster, and with less pressure. Learn […]
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  • Perfection & Our Youth: Meredith Ater, LPC February 21, 2024
    How does the pressure we feel affect our kids? How do they express it, and how can we deal with it? Counselor Meredith Ater sits down with Brooke to discuss this complicated issue. Learn more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and follow Brooke ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@brookehamblet⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram. Email Perfection Pressure at
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  • Aging & Perfection February 14, 2024
    Brooke, standing at the edge of 50, gives a look into how her perspective on life has changed over time—the habits, the mindsets, and the realizations that brought her where she is now. The drive for perfection doesn't have to consume us, and it's okay to always be learning about how to overcome it. Learn […]
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  • The Pressure of Being at the Top with Andrew Harris February 7, 2024
    Andrew Harris has always been a leader in business, and was kind enough to share his incredible and inspiring story about overcoming the endless fight for perfection in business with all of us! Learn More About HAF Lounge Wear See more from Brooke at ⁠⁠⁠⁠, and follow Brooke ⁠⁠@brookehamblet⁠⁠ on Instagram. Email Perfection Pressure at […]
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  • Defining Perfection February 3, 2024
    How do we define "perfection"? We think it means one thing, but the definition is very different for everyone. With some help from kind supporters, Brooke explores the complex perception of perfection, and the different ways it shows up in our lives. Learn more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and follow Brooke ⁠⁠⁠@brookehamblet⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram. Email Perfection Pressure […]
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  • Welcome to Perfection Pressure February 3, 2024
    Welcome to Perfection Pressure with Brooke Hamblet. After years as a leader in business, Brooke felt trapped in the never-ending cycle of trying to achieve perfection and left it all behind to study psychology with the goal of helping others overcome that struggle. Through research, interviews, and interactions with supporters, Brooke aims to understand the […]
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  • Perfection Pressure Trailer January 26, 2024
    Hear the trailer for Perfection Pressure with host Brooke Hamblet, a podcast dedicated to the problem of perfectionism. Learn more at, and follow Brooke @brookehamblet on Instagram. Email:
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