Ep 92 Petra Kolber - The Perfection Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic

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Does perfectionism control your life? Do you feel paralyzed by the fear of what others think about you? Is it difficult to start and finish tasks because you are worried that you will make a mistake? I think we all struggle with perfectionism to some degree. This week, we are talking with fitness professional and the author of The Perfection Detox, Petra Kolber

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As an internationally renowned fitness expert, Petra completely understands the pressure that women face in this industry to “have it all together”. However, after struggling with cancer twice and dealing with severe anxiety, Petra was able to discover the power in being vulnerable and sharing with her audience about her weaknesses. In this episode we talk about how to connect better with others through authenticity, how to show up fully ourselves despite our own inner critic, and simple steps to finally beat this thing called perfectionism.

Questions I Asked Petra:

  • How did having cancer affect your fitness career?

  • Why do we feel like we should be perfect?

  • What was your wake up call in regards to perfectionism?

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Topics Discussed:

  • How to overcome our negativity bias.

  • How you deal with perfectionism in your life.

  • How to recognize that we suffer from perfectionism

Quotes from the show:

  • “The harshest judge that you will ever have is yourself.” @PetraKolber

  • “Separate who you are from what you do.” @PetraKolber

  • “We are much more alike in our struggles than in our successes.” @PetraKolber

  • “Anything you don’t own will eventually own you.” @PetraKolber

  • “Our feelings are the secret sauce.” @PetraKolber

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.