034: Letting Go of Perfectionism with Therapist Rebecca Bass-Ching

with host artist Miriam Schulman

What a FASCINATING this discussion was!! It’s also incredibly important for each of us. We’re discussing letting go of perfectionism.

I am so excited to welcome therapist Rebecca Bass-Ching back to The Inspiration Place Podcast! Rebecca is a certified Daring Way facilitator, which focuses on the research of Brene Brown. Rebecca was also previously a guest on episode #6, when we talked about Overcoming Imposter Syndrome. It’s still one of the most popular and talked about episodes!

Ok, maybe you might be thinking “I already know this stuff.” Or maybe you think you aren’t a perfectionist. But some of the research, observations, and aspects that Rebecca shares might get you thinking twice. Perfectionism is very sneaky and, yet, can invade our lives and businesses to an extremely unhealthy level.

We’ll discuss what perfectionism may be doing to you and costing you with your art. We’ll also talk about how perfectionism may actually be holding you back from success and growth. Of course, we’ll share strategies and tips for overcoming and letting go of perfectionism!


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • What perfectionism may be costing you
  • The emotions that perfectionism is trying to cover up
  • How to implement daily life practices to help you let go

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About Rebecca

Rebecca is a therapist, workshop facilitator, speaker, writer, and business owner based out of San Diego California with her husband and two children. Rebecca is committed to helping leaders navigate growth edges plus the inevitable curve balls of business and life with courage, clarity, and compassion. She has experience working for a United States Senator in Washington, DC, in advertising in New York City, and in international youth work in Zurich, Switzerland. Rebecca combines all of her previous experience as inspiration for her work, writing, and speaking. She is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and also a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapists – both methodologies which deeply influence her lens on change, struggle, and leadership.

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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~ Laura K Aiken




I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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