Clarity from Chaos Podcast

Captain Perfection

February 07, 2021 Dave Campbell
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Captain Perfection
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Show Notes

It’s estimated that over 30% of the world’s population struggles with perfectionism. Alarmingly, perfectionism in American, Canadian, and British college students rose by 32% between 1989 and 2016 alone. For many, these habits start even younger.

Yet for adults and children alike, the drive to “be perfect” comes at a price, including low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and even life-threatening physical ailments.

No one knows this better than self-professed perfectionist JULIAN REEVE, whose high standards propelled him to the top 1% of his industry as music director of the Broadway hit Hamilton—and triggered a heart attack shortly after.

Now a healthy, healed, and sought-after speaker on perfectionism, Reeve offers fresh perspectives on how perfectionism is both perceived and managed. He’s standing by to share: 

  • Why addressing perfectionism is vital for our health and prosperity
  • How reframing perfectionism helps us achieve more in healthier ways
  • The key word that unlocks our perfectionistic potential
  • Why perfectionism can make or break a business—and what leaders can do about it
  • Strategies for parents to help young perfectionists develop robust and healthy coping techniques early on

JULIAN REEVE is a former music director of the Broadway musical Hamilton turned perfectionism contributor, speaker, and author of Captain Perfection & the Secret of Self-Compassion: A Self-Help Book for the Young Perfectionist. Visit for more information on self-compassion and other perfectionism solutions.

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