Here’s the absolute truth: You deserve a life filled with joy, hope, and possibility. If you have picked up this book, you know deep down that you are yearning for this life yet to be lived, with fear diminished, anxiety and regret reduced, and optimism restored.
My hope is that this book will be a resource that you come back to again and again. Whether you have a lazy afternoon (we can dream, right?) or just five minutes before an important meeting, this is your handbook for taming your inner critic, living bravely, and unleashing your joy.
Have confidence in this process and trust the moments as they unfold. Lastly, before we begin, I invite you to place three ingredients into your heart. These are: Acceptance, Love, and Courage. Acceptance will help balance your judgment, Love will manage your fear, and Courage will help soothe your anxiety.
With The Perfection Detox, you will finally be able to release the fear that is rooted in perfectionism and soar into a life of your dreams. And as Elizabeth Gilbert said, “Perfectionism is just fear in really good shoes.” Now is the time to take off the fancy footwear and step into the life that is waiting for you.
Inside this book you will find my seven-year process of detoxing from perfectionism compressed into just twenty-one steps. The Perfection Detox is divided into three parts, each of which has a distinct focus and intended outcome. Here’s what they look like:
Part One: Identify Your Inner Critic And Explore Your Potential: In this section you will uncover the negative voices of your past and discover whom they belong to. You will also dissect and release any limiting beliefs that have allowed perfectionism to move into the driver’s seat of your life.
Part Two: Shift Your Focus and Live Bravely: This is where you will discover how to reclaim your true self and remember the good of who you are.
Part Three: Liberate Yourself and Unleash Your Joy: Part Three sets the stage for your abundant future. It is designed to short-circuit your doubt demons and hardwire your mental state to one of optimal joy, positivity, and potential.
PS: This detox does not have to be done perfectly
Petra Kolber is an internationally renowned fitness expert and wellness leader who is known throughout the industry as a crusader for change and a beacon of authentic happiness. In her 25 years in the fitness world she has starred in and choreographed sixty award winning videos and fitness programs, and has spoken live to thousands of motivated followers. As a national workshop leader and keynote speaker she inspires people around the globe to stand up for their lives and live profoundly from their hearts. She has been a consultant and contributor to many national fitness magazines and has been named Fitness Crusader Of The Year by Health Magazine. She has been the face and voice of leading food and fitness companies such as Reebok, Spry Living, Yes Fitness Music, and California Walnuts.
As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and fear less, so that they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle and build an inspired life, full of joy and gratitude.
In her spare time Petra is an aspiring DJ, a budding cook, an avid traveler, and podcast maven who feels deeply blessed on the mornings she can wake up early enough to watch the sunrise.
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