Weekly Action and Goal Setting Packages Now Available

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Once a year the VSIAS (Virginia Summer Institute on Addiction Studies) acknowledges an individual noted for providing significant and lasting contributions to the substance abuse treatment or prevention world. This year Jan Brown, founder and Executive Director of SpiritWorks Foundation received this distinction.

We would like to cheer Jan on as she continues to make strong, supportive waves in the arena of abuse treatment and prevention. This is one of the reasons my company SoulSalt Inc. recently partnered up with Jan and SpiritWorks to create two effective tools for her key audience.

One of these tools is geared toward assisting individuals who seek strong structure and support in making and executing weekly action plans: The Spiritworks Foundation Wellness Compass and Weekly Action Package

The other tool is focused on assisting individuals to have a proven and easy goal setting system at their finger-tips: The Spiritworks Foundation Goal Setting Package

We highly recommend both packages. They are effective, user-friendly, tried and true productivity tools. Special thanks to Jan for allowing us the opportunity to be part of this endeavor.

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Author’s Note:
In 2004 Jan asked me to be her coach, and later I became her mentor. I’ve been able to witness over time how diligent she has been in her own recovery process and how well she champions and advocates for others on a similar journey. I asked Jan to share her 10% solution for staying focused on a goal as part of Headtrip #12, The Perfect Trap. I wish Jan and SpiritWorks the best and many more years of success.

Stuck In Perfectionism?


Are you unconsciously holding yourself back? Answer “yes” or “no” to the following questions and find out:

Do you feel what you accomplish is never quite good enough?

Do you find that you are rarely satisfied with your completed projects and work?

Do you believe that if you do not do a perfect job that you are less of a person?

Do you fear failure because you will not be respected if you do fail?

Do you put things off because you’d rather not do them than fail trying?

If you answered yes to just one of these questions, you may be or have been stuck in what I call the Perfect Trap. Perfectionism is like a virus of the mind. It seduces us into an unnatural concept of what is possible.

Most of the human population suffers unknowingly with a certain degree of perfectionism. If we remain unwilling to do something about it, we might be sabotaging our capacity to excel.

Here are some quick ways to relieve the pressure of perfectionism.

  1. Come to a clear understanding that pushing to achieve perfection is like swimming with a rock. Eventually you’re going to drag down your performance and potentially drown a few dreams.
  2. When you decide to accomplish a goal or to complete a project, set realistic standards for yourself that lean heavily towards excellence rather than perfection.
  3. Experiment and learn to discriminate between good, great, excellent, and perfect. Learn to embrace good, great, and excellent. Learn to discard perfect.
  4. Celebrate and enjoy what you do accomplish. Take stock by asking yourself, “How much did I enjoy doing this?”

You may find this audio clip useful. It is a small portion of an interview I had with Dr. Martin M. Antony, Ph.D. on the topic. If you find this clip insightful, feel free to download the entire audio program dedicated to keeping you unstuck from perfectionism. (HeadTrip Audio Disc 4 – How to Create Customer Evangelists)