033: Recovering from Perfectionism with Bronwen Sciortino

In this episode, I interview, Bronwen Sciortino.


My name is Bronwen and I am a recovering perfectionist!

I am also the Founder of sheIQ Life Pty Ltd, a former WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year recipient (2006) and was recognized as a winner in the WA Business News 40 Under 40 Awards (2009). I am the author of 'Keep It Super Simple - Tips from a Recovering Perfectionist' and was recently featured in 'The Book of Amazing People' and 'Reboot Your Life - Phoenix Edition' which were produced by publishers in the UK. 

I spent almost 2 decades as a high powered, award-winning corporate executive before I was diagnosed with cancer and experienced a breakdown that forced me to stop and ask the question ‘What if there’s a better way to live?’ 

Answering this question took me on a journey of discovery that gave me the knowledge and wisdom to develop the ‘Keep It Super Simple‘ Principles that allow you to easily step away from a traditional life.

As part of my two-year recovery, I wrote the book 'Keep It Super Simple' and now spend every day as a Simplicity Expert, running my own business and sharing my tips and tricks to show people there is a very different way of living life. 

Reviews of Keep It Super Simple include things like: 

'We’re constantly stressed and exhausted, draining energy from an already empty tank. Our lives move quickly in a 24/7 connected world where we’re left with our heads spinning, desperately looking for the ‘golden nugget’ that will catapult us to success. But what if there’s another way? Keep It Super Simple is chocolate for your soul, with over 60 tips, tricks and questions that will help you to easily live your life a different way'

I know what it's like to be enmeshed in the pressure of our everyday lives. I know the exhaustion that comes with living every day on fumes. I know the damage that prolonged stress can do to your health and wellbeing. I know what it's like to completely lose sight of who you are, have your life ripped out from under your feet and suddenly have no idea where you are at.

Because I know these things, I now spend every day showing people there's a very different way to live - and it's no more difficult than learning to ask yourself a few simple questions. I want everyone to know that change is easy and that taking control of your own life is not only achievable but can actually be loads of fun!

I work with people globally through corporate programs, conference platforms, retreats, professional mentoring and in the online environment. I share my secrets to success and inspire individuals to simplify their lives and embrace the concept of an economy of enough. I also guest blog regularly for membership platforms around the globe including the Huffington Post, have a monthly column for the www.my well-being.com magazine, and am frequently asked for guest appearances on podcasts and for blogs.

'Keep It Super Simple' is currently available in both hard and e-copy and more information can be found on my website - www.sheiqlife.com.

I have loved my journey blogging for HuffPost and My Wellbeing Magazine and the connections, and conversations I have had globally through this process.

My Takeaways:

The transformation Bronwen went through demonstrates what a person is capable of. Leaving the corporate world behind after 2 decades and surviving (not sure I would call it surviving) on as little as 2 hours asleep for 12 years to the person she is today. I really like how in her practice of challenging boundaries that she has reframed success and failure and is more interested in adventure and exploring. 

Those are my key takeaways. What are yours? Join us on Facebook or Twitter, share your thoughts and ideas. Thanks for listening and get out there and discover the best version of you!

Find Bronwen Sciortino over on:

Facebook | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn

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