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Homaira Kabir on How You Overcome the Tyranny of Perfection

Welcome to another captivating episode of the Passion Struck Podcast! In this episode, we dive deep into the transformative insights shared by the remarkable Homaira Kabir, author of “Goodbye Perfect: How to Stop Pleasing, Proving, and Pushing for Others… and Live For Yourself.” Join us as we unravel the intricacies of overcoming the tyranny of perfection and embracing a life of authenticity and fulfillment.

Homaira Kabir offers profound wisdom on navigating toxic patterns, cultivating self-awareness, and embarking on a journey of inner transformation. Get ready to be inspired and empowered as we explore the path to breaking free from the shackles of perfectionism and living life on your own terms.

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Breaking Free from Perfectionism: lessons from Homaira Kabir

The episode of Passion Struck with guest Homaira Kabir delves deep into finding purpose and living authentically. Homaira shares her journey of overcoming challenges, including an eating disorder, and how it led her to study positive psychology and women’s flourishing.

The discussion focuses on building inner security, understanding patterns that keep us stuck, and finding our unique purpose in life. Join us as we uncover the secrets to breaking free from toxic patterns of perfectionism and approval-seeking to embrace authenticity and purpose-driven living. Stay tuned to discover how Homaira’s insights can guide you towards a more fulfilling and intentional life.

Key Highlights

  • Global Beliefs and Authentic Living: Homaira emphasizes the significance of positive global beliefs in living authentically and joyfully.
  • Building Relationships of Trust: Understanding the importance of emotional connections and relationships in fostering a sense of belonging.
  • Recognizing Toxic Patterns: The importance of self-awareness in identifying and breaking free from toxic patterns that hinder personal growth.
  • Embracing Imperfection: Exploring the tyranny of perfectionism, Kabir advocates for self-compassion and grace as essential components of a fulfilling life journey.
  • Finding Purpose: Exploring ways to identify one’s unique purpose by reflecting on what brings joy and authenticity.


This episode offers a rare opportunity to glean insights from Homaira Kabir, a seasoned coach and author, as she unpacks the complexities of personal growth and flourishing. By delving into topics such as self-awareness, toxicity, and purpose, Homaira provides invaluable guidance for listeners seeking to break free from the shackles of perfectionism and embrace a life of authenticity and fulfillment.

Whether navigating toxic patterns in relationships or seeking clarity on life’s purpose, Homaira’s wisdom offers actionable strategies and profound reflections to inspire meaningful transformation. Listeners will be inspired to embrace their true selves and make a meaningful impact by connecting with their passions and values.

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Unveiling the Depths of “Goodbye Perfect” with Homaira Kabir

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During the inspiring conversation in the Passion Struck Podcast, Homaira Kabir shared insights about flourishing, perfectionism, and various chapters from her book “Goodbye Perfect: How to Stop Pleasing, Proving, and Pushing for Others… and Live For Yourself.”

The discussion delved into the themes of belonging, building a sense of mastery, and the importance of finding one’s authentic self. Homaira emphasized recognizing patterns that keep individuals stuck, fostering inner security, and understanding the interconnection between individual flourishing and collective well-being.

Homaira highlighted the importance of self-awareness in recognizing toxic patterns and the need to bridge the gap between knowledge and action to achieve true flourishing. She discussed the concept of secure striving versus insecure striving, encouraging listeners to create a sense of inner security to pursue goals authentically.

Additionally, Homaira emphasized the power of finding one’s unique purpose and making a positive impact, even if it starts with influencing just one person.

The core message from Homaira’s book, “Goodbye Perfect,” resonated throughout the conversation, emphasizing the importance of embracing oneself, giving grace, and wholeheartedly committing to making a difference.


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About Today’s Guest, Homaira Kabir

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Homaira Kabir is a renowned coach, psychologist, and author dedicated to empowering individuals to live authentically and flourish. With a background in clinical psychology and extensive experience in coaching, she combines her expertise to guide clients toward self-discovery and personal growth.

Homaira’s passion for helping others shines through her writing, coaching programs, and speaking engagements, where she shares insights on topics such as self-awareness, purpose, and overcoming perfectionism.

Her acclaimed book, “Goodbye Perfect,” inspires those seeking to break free from societal pressures and embrace their true selves. Kabir continues to make a profound impact through her work, guiding individuals toward a life of authenticity, fulfillment, and flourishing.

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