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This podcast and community is for anyone who struggles to match their actions with their ambition.
Whether you are putting off your dreams due to a lack of clarity, a lack of consistency, or a lack of courage, this is the place to visit when you are ready to stop the endless 'what-ifs', start the 'why-nots', and flip your doubts into full-throttle drive.

The Ambitious Procrastinator Petra Kolber

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This podcast and community is for anyone who struggles to match their actions with their ambition.
Whether you are putting off your dreams due to a lack of clarity, a lack of consistency, or a lack of courage, this is the place to visit when you are ready to stop the endless 'what-ifs', start the 'why-nots', and flip your doubts into full-throttle drive.

    EP14: The Circle of Confidence: How to Trust Yourself and Take Action

    EP14: The Circle of Confidence: How to Trust Yourself and Take Action

    This Episode is sponsored by The Catalyst Community, a membership for Ambitious Procrastinators in Mid-Life. To learn more visit Petrakolber.com/join
    This weeks show is all about how to take confident actions before we actually "feel" confident. I'm also trying something new this week. At the end of the show I'll be asking 5 questions to help you tap into your inner coach. These questiones are desgined to be done while walking or moving and I've added some music to keep you company.
    Confidence is something that I never thought I would be known for teaching, considering my own struggles with it as a child. Growing up, I was riddled with anxiety and self-doubt, always feeling like I didn't measure up. It wasn't until I encountered a group of confident Americans in my late teens that I realized there was a different way of being in the world.
    Confidence, I've come to learn, is not something we are born with but rather something we can nurture and strengthen over time. It's like a muscle that requires daily practice and intentional effort. 
    Here are three key takeaways from this episode that I believe can truly make a difference in your journey towards confidence:
    Actions of Confidence Always Come Before Feelings of Confidence: One of the most powerful insights shared in this episode is that confidence is not a destination but a journey. It's about who you are becoming along the way. Remember, actions of confidence always come before feelings of confidence. It's through taking action, practicing, failing, and learning that we truly strengthen our confidence muscle.
    The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: We talk about the pillars of self-esteem outlined by Nathaniel Brandon in his book "The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem." These pillars include living consciously, self-acceptance, self-responsibility, self-assertiveness, living purposefully, and personal integrity. Reflecting on these pillars can help us understand how to nurture our self-belief and build a strong foundation of confidence.
    Visualizing Confidence and Taking Empowering Actions: Visualizing what confidence looks like in a specific area of your life and taking empowering actions can be transformative. By supporting yourself through self-care, positive self-talk, and surrounding yourself with uplifting individuals, you can boost your confidence and step into your full potential.
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    • 24 min
    Episode 13: Navigating the Sunk Cost Fallacy: When to Hold On and When to Let Go

    Episode 13: Navigating the Sunk Cost Fallacy: When to Hold On and When to Let Go

    This Episode is sponsored by The Catalyst Community, a membership for Ambitious Procrastinators in Mid-Life. To learn more visit Petrakolber.com/join
    In this episode of The Ambitious Procrastinator, I explore the concept of the sunk cost fallacy and its impact on our decision-making processes. Drawing from my own experiences I talk about how we often hold onto projects, relationships, or commitments longer than necessary due to past investments, whether it be time, money, or effort. Here are three takeaways from this weeks show.
     1️⃣ Sunk Cost Fallacy: In this episode, we dive into the concept of the sunk cost fallacy. It's all about making decisions based on past investments rather than current alternatives. Are you holding onto something just because you've already invested time, money, or effort into it? It's time to reevaluate and make choices based on what truly matters now.
    2️⃣ Embracing Change: We discuss how our brains resist change and prefer the status quo. But what if staying in familiar situations is actually hindering our growth and potential? It's essential to let go of past commitments that no longer serve us and embrace the unknown for new adventures and opportunities.
    3️⃣ Reflect and Act: The episode ends with thought-provoking questions to help you reflect on your current commitments and projects. Are you making decisions based on past investments or future benefits? Take a moment to consider if your choices align with the person you want to become and the life you envision for yourself.
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    • 19 min
    Episode 12: Second Thoughts: The Art of Changing Your Mind

    Episode 12: Second Thoughts: The Art of Changing Your Mind

    This Episode is sponsored by The Catalyst Community, a membership for Ambitious Procrastinators in Mid-Life. To learn more visit Petrakolber.com/join
    In this episode, we dive deep into the concept of changing our minds. Changing your mind is not a weakness. It's a sign of strength and growth. It means you're betting on yourself and your values, allowing room for new opportunities and possibilities to step in. Here are the key takeaways from this week's episode.
    Changing Your Mind is a Sign of Strength: Many of us fear changing our minds because we think it's a sign of weakness or lack of commitment. However, changing your mind can actually be a powerful decision that shows you are willing to bet on yourself and your values. It's about evolving and aligning with who you are today and who you want to become in the future. The Sunk Cost Fallacy: We discussed how the sunk cost fallacy can hold us back from making necessary changes in our lives. Whether it's in relationships, investments, or projects, we often cling to something because we've invested time, money, or effort into it. But sometimes, cutting our losses and changing our minds can lead to greater rewards and growth. Embracing Change and Possibilities: Changing your mind opens up the gateway for new opportunities and possibilities to step in. It's okay to change your mind about your goals, dreams, or even your current path. By exploring the reasons behind your decision to change, you can uncover new paths and potential outcomes that align better with your values and aspirations. Remember, even a small step is a step towards your dreams.  #AmbitiousProcrastinator #ChangeIsStrength #EmbracePossibilities
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    • 16 min
    Episode 11: When To Ride and When To Wait

    Episode 11: When To Ride and When To Wait

    In this episode of The Ambitious Procrastinator, I share a metaphor of surfing, to illustrate how we can navigate through life's challenges and opportunities. Drawing inspiration from observing surfers at Redondo Beach and watching the documentary series "100 Foot Wave," I discuss the importance of seizing opportunities, taking action, and having faith in ourselves. 
    In this show I compare our life to three choices that surfers make daily:
    When to Ride the Wave: Just like surfers navigate the ocean, we too must learn to ride the waves of life. Whether it's seizing opportunities, taking action, or having faith in the unknown, we need to be willing to go for it and embrace the momentum.
    When to Go Through the Wave: Going through challenges head-on is how we build our courage and resilience. Every time we face a wave, we stretch our confidence and grow stronger. 
    When to Wait for the Wave: Patience is a virtue, especially in a world of instant gratification. Sometimes we need to wait, sometimes we need to go through the wave, and sometimes we need to listen to our feelings and adjust our approach. It's all about mindset and being willing to get back up again, just like a surfer in the impact zone.
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    • 21 min
    The Power of Trust: mastering Self-Trust for Unstoppable Progress

    The Power of Trust: mastering Self-Trust for Unstoppable Progress

    In this episode, Petra explores the importance of TRUST - especially when it comes to trusting ourselves and teaches us five ways to strengthen our beleif in ourselves.
    She uses the acronym Truth, Respect, Understanding, Self-Awareness and Time to build her case for why this is such an important tool for you, and how to use it, as you create your best possible future. 
    Here are three key takeaways from the episode:
    1️⃣ Trust in Yourself: Trusting yourself is about living out loud what you already know to be true. It's about believing in your abilities, strengths, and intuition. By trusting in yourself, you can take radical, beautiful, and unique actions that move your dreams into reality.
    2️⃣ Self-Compassion and Understanding: Self-awareness and self-compassion are crucial components of trusting yourself. Understanding your feelings, respecting yourself, and treating yourself with kindness and respect are essential in building trust in yourself. It's about owning all the goodness inside of you and embracing your flaws with empathy and curiosity.
    3️⃣ Time and Patience: Building trust in yourself takes time. It's a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and growth. As we navigate through life, it's important to remember that trusting yourself is a continuous process that requires patience and perseverance. Trusting in your worth, your future, and the universe's plan for you can lead to incredible outcomes.
    Trusting yourself is a powerful tool that can propel you towards your dreams. 
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    • 15 min
    Episode 9: From Stalling to Soaring: Growth Mindset Strategies to Defeat Procrastination

    Episode 9: From Stalling to Soaring: Growth Mindset Strategies to Defeat Procrastination

    In this episode, we dive deep into the concepts of fixed mindset versus growth mindset, inspired by the work of Carol Dweck.
    Here are three key takeaways from this episode that I believe can truly transform the way you approach your goals and dreams:
    1️⃣ Mindset Matters: Your mindset shapes your reality. Whether you believe in a fixed mindset or a growth mindset can significantly impact how you approach challenges, setbacks, and opportunities in your life. By cultivating a growth mindset, you open yourself up to endless possibilities and growth.
    2️⃣ Embrace Challenges: Challenges are not roadblocks; they are opportunities for growth. Instead of viewing obstacles as reasons to give up, see them as stepping stones towards your success. Embrace challenges with resilience, grit, and a can-do attitude, knowing that each hurdle is a chance to learn and evolve.
    3️⃣ Feedback is Fuel: Feedback is not a personal attack; it's valuable information that can propel you forward. Embrace feedback as feedforward, using it to refine your skills, enhance your performance, and move closer to your best possible future. Learn from criticism, separate it from your identity, and let it fuel your growth.
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Ed Force Phone ,

You’re not alone!

If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut or your life is full of regrets and what if’s, this is the podcast for you. And it’s not just for women. I believe men can get a lot out of this, too. Petra is inspirational, caring, and truly wants to help. I encourage everyone to listen to her podcasts and check out her new project, the Catalyst Community, where you can get more in depth insights alongside a group of compassionate people.

AnneLynn410 ,

AnnieLovesYou!

Petra is simply amazing on every level. Her dazzling intelligence, talent, and sense of humor reflects her ever expanding heart. Her show will strike a chord with anyone who listens and internalizes the golden nuggets of wisdom she shares so generously.❤️

Elegant Warrior ,

For all creators-and we’re all creators

I don’t consider myself a procrastinator but I think Petra’s work and book are brilliant so I listened. I’m so glad I did!!!

She’s brilliant, fun and has the perfect voice for podcasts. If you want to achieve big things and sometimes feel stuck, Petra can help. I can’t wait to hear the rest of these episodes.

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