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The Perfection Paradox: Accept Your Addiction, Overcome Your Obsession, and Escape to Excellence

The Perfection Paradox: Accept Your Addiction, Overcome Your Obsession, and Escape to Excellence


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Perfection. It sounds appealing - what's better than perfect? The allure of perfection draws us in, and once tasted, we tell ourselves good will never be good enough again. Learn how you can break its grip in The Perfection Paradox.

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ISBN-13: 9781647465247
Publisher: Author Academy Elite
Publication date: 02/02/2021
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Kramer is an author, coach, and speaker who spent nearly 35 years building better communities as an award-winning engineer and construction manager for government agencies. Jeff spent most of those years as an obsessive perfectionist, paralyzed by the idea that he wasn't good enough, aggravating others with impossible expectations, and compensating for fear of being exposed as an imposter by overachieving, collecting credentials, and moving on before anyone could find him out. Now a recovering perfectionist who has overcome his addiction to the ideal, Jeff focuses on building people by helping them clarify their calling, overcome their obstacles, and define their direction, so they become perfectly unhackable and are encouraged, equipped and empowered to become Ascending Leaders and rise to new heights of success. An Unhackable Transformation coach, certified by the John Maxwell Team, Igniting Souls, and as a DISC practitioner, Jeff is also an amateur photographer, avid reader, and former athlete who unapologetically cries tears of joy when the national anthem plays during the Olympic games. Jeff and his wife, Sharon, live in Arizona and share four amazing daughters. Connect with him at

Table of Contents

Foreword by Philip Van Hooser


Part 1: Perfection - The Making of the Addict

Chapter 1: I Know I Can Do Better

Chapter 2: Your Lettering Is Off

Chapter 3: Oh Snap, Facebook Made Me Do It!

Part 2: Paralysis - Life Inside the Paradox

Chapter 4: I'll Get to It Tomorrow, Or the Next Day, Or Maybe Friday . . .

Chapter 5: That Should Do It, Or That, Or That . . .

Chapter 6: If You Could Just See Things My Way

Chapter 7: Oh, the Things I Do for You

Part 3: Progress - Getting to Good Enough

Chapter 8: The Paradox Revealed

Chapter 9: Becoming Worthy

Chapter 10: Learning to Live Inside the Paradox

Chapter 11: Letting Good Enough Stay Good Enough


Appendix 1: Living Inside the Paradox-Seven Steps to Confronting Your Perfectionism

Appendix 2: Transcript of Jeff's 9/23/2014 Coaching Call with Kary Oberbrunner

Appendix 3: Accepting Imperfection Affirmation

Appendix 4: 20 Self-Reflection Questions for Perfectionists

Appendix 5: Endnotes


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