263: How to finish that next big project – with Bridgit Dengel Gaspard (ALL-STAR)

By October 25, 2022The Simplifiers Podcast

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Here’s another all-star episode that I love so much and wanted to share with you today. As we round out this month’s theme of “self-discipline” I think this topic is the perfect one to help us bring it all home.

Today, we are talking all about how to finish that next big project… no, really. Done, finished, tick it off the list, stick a fork in it, and be DONE. But the problem is… most projects we start, we never finish them! Why is that??!

My special guest today is author Bridgit Dengel Gaspard and she’s simplifying how to finish that next big project. You see, she’s got a theory that  the reason we mysteriously stop within sight of the finish line is actually because not all parts of you want what you think you want. In fact, these sub-personalities inside you have a distorted loyalty to your core negative beliefs and that’s what is keeping you stuck. 

Here’s how to squash all of that.


My special guest today is Bridgit Dengel Gaspard and she’s simplifying how to finish that next big project.

  • Why driven, go-getter, type-A kind of people tend to lose steam just before completing a big goal in their life 
  • What the “Final 8th” is and how to overcome any self-sabotage when you’re working towards your goals personally or professionally
  • How to speak to your inner selves for clarity and insight through a technique called voice dialogue
  • Why it’s just as important to uncover our “core negative beliefs” as well as your core values to get at the root of things
  • … and ultimately, what the key difference is between a person who achieves their goals easily vs. those who don’t.

If you’ve ever bought a book or an online course you haven’t finished… invested in a mastermind and then fizzled out halfway through… or started a DIY project and left it to collect dust, my friend, this episode (that originally aired in September 2020) is especially for you.

All this month, we focused on the theme of “Self-Discipline,” helping you stay on track in your work and in your life… and get back to thriving. You have the power to create the life you really want to live, if only you simply remembered what’s possible… and make Bold Asks for what you need, want, and desire. Today is a fresh start and a new beginning.

Your 1000 daily choices will help you get there. 

We explored what that means on every level this month, both personally and professionally. 

As always, ping me over on Instagram @thesimplifiers – and tell me your thoughts:

  • What new ideas did this conversation spark for you? 
  • What’s one big project you want to finish before the end of the year?

Share this episode with one person and discuss it together.  The accountability found in just one trusted friend or colleague is immeasurable in helping you make forward progress.

You can do it, I believe in you… it’s time to simplify!

Q: Are you trying to figure out why you sometimes can’t seem to finish that next big project? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and finish that next big project this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Video: Introduction to voice dialogue – John Coroneos

Book: The Final 8th: Enlist Your Inner Selves to Accomplish Your Goals – Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW

Podcast: How to overcome self-sabotage, featuring Lilli Badcock – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs – The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW

Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW – She is the author of The Final 8th and the founder of the New York Voice Dialogue Institute. She is a former performer who earned a master’s degree from Columbia University and teaches at numerous professional settings including Omega Institute.  She lives in New York City, where she maintains a thriving private practice helping people get unstuck and “cross the finish line” on their major projects and goals.

Where Bridgit hangs out online:

Website: final8th.com

Facebook: @bridgitgaspard

Instagram: @bridgitdengelgaspard

Twitter: @bridgitgaspard

Linkedin: @bridgit-dengel-gaspard-b8103a9

YouTube: @UC4rI-3kWE-o9s0dHQLX6UZQ

Bridgit’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Laura Zam – She is an author, speaker, sexuality educator, and women’s health advocate helping clients with sexual healing and preventing violation. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, The Huffington Post, and The Forward as well as in seven book anthologies.

Bridgit Dengel Gaspard

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