The Pressure to Succeed — Coaching Call with Tripp Lanier

Is striving for perfection making you more fragile?

Are your goals set by fear and scarcity?

And why does it feel like there’s so much pressure to succeed?

In this coaching call, I talk with a father who feels an immense fear of failure. As we take a look at what drives his perfectionism, we start to see another way for him to be a solid provider — a way that allows him to feel more relaxed and playful as a result.

In this conversation:

  • Procrastination
  • Fear of failure or losing control
  • The pressure to be perfect
  • Developing self trust
  • Learning how to “be a man”


  • Aspiring to be a superhero makes you an asshole
  • Training your kids to be afraid of failure
  • Carrying the burdens of others
  • Why it’s so hard to be playful
  • Do you have your own back?

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Note: What you’re about to hear is an actual coaching call. The person being coached volunteered and gave explicit permission to have our conversation recorded for this podcast.

About Tripp Lanier

Tripp Lanier is a professional coach, author of This Book Will Make You Dangerous, and host of The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp which — for over a decade — has been downloaded millions of times.

Since 2005, he has spent thousands of hours coaching people all around the world to get out of the rat race, become an authority in their field, and make a great living doing the work they were put on this earth to do. Over the years he’s designed several businesses to support a simple lifestyle focused on freedom, ease, meaning, and fun.

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