56: Perfection Detox with Petra Kolber

Petra Kolber radiates. When she walks into a room, it lights all the way up with her positivity, passion for life and joie de vivre.

But that doesn't mean she hasn't wrestled with her own dragons, particularly around perfectionism (as have so many of us). Coming from decades in the fitness industry, Petra struggled with the pressure to be perfect—looks, body, business, and beyond. 

As a two-time cancer survivor, Petra is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and to fear less, so they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle, and build an inspired life full of joy and gratitude. In this week's show we explore how to dissolve the pressure to be perfect so that you can do the same.

I'm also thrilled to share that Petra recently launched her own podcast, Perfection Detox (woohoo!!), and I got the honor of being one of her first guests! Check out her episode on The Powerful Pivot Process and this Friday Five snippet on doubling down on your strengths.

More About Petra Kolber

Petra is a happiness guide, inspirational speaker, and movement motivator. She has 25 years of experience presenting around the world, and has led workshops in over 20 countries. She has consulted for many companies including Reebok, Gatorade, California Walnuts, and Health Magazine. Canadian Fitness Professionals named her the 2016 International Presenter of the Year, and she is the guest host for the live online show Daily Burn 365. 

Topics We Cover

  • The mission behind Perfection Detox

  • Inner and outer ideas of what we should look like

  • Giving yourself permission to be human

  • How to live a joyful, prosperous life without having to be perfect

  • The extent to which perfectionism seems to be helpful - the difference between healthy values around excellence versus debilitating feelings of not-good-enough

  • Re-defining what perfect means

  • How to reframe failure: F.A.I.L as First Attempts in Learning

Podcast: Petra Kolber

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