24 episodes

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.

    Your Mindset Meditation: 5 Questions to Unlock Your Potential

    Your Mindset Meditation: 5 Questions to Unlock Your Potential

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    In this episode, we dive deep into the power of self-reflection and tuning into your heart to overcome self-doubt and take inspired action towards your dreams. Think of this show as your mindset meditation that you can use anytime you need to realign your actions with your ambition.
    Here are three key takeaways from this week's episode:
    1. Aligning with Your Core Values: Take a moment to reflect on your core values and how they align with your current activities and habits. By prioritizing actions that resonate with your values, you can move closer to your true purpose and fulfillment.
    2. Identifying Energizing Tasks: Recognize the activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. By focusing on tasks that energize you, you can gain clarity on where to direct your energy and attention, leading to a more fulfilling and successful future.
    3. Visualizing Your Perfect Day: Envision your ideal, perfect day a year from now. Imagine where you would be, who you would be with, what you would be doing, and how you would feel. By embodying this vision and taking inspired action, you can manifest your best possible future.
    I invite you to listen to the full episode for a guided meditation and reflection session that will help you realign with actions with your aspirations. 
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    • 14 min
    Embracing Imperfection: Navigating the Land of And

    Embracing Imperfection: Navigating the Land of And

    In this episode, we dive deep into the topic of perfectionism and its relationship with procrastination.
    Here are three key takeaways from this thought-provoking episode:
    1️⃣ Perfectionism can be both a friend and a foe: Perfectionism is not inherently bad. In fact, it can drive us to excel and go above and beyond. However, when perfectionism becomes an oppressive force, it can hold us back and prevent us from taking action. It's important to identify the areas of our lives where perfectionism serves us and where it hinders our progress.
    2️⃣ Embrace the Land of And: The Land of And is a magical place where we can find balance between perfectionism and procrastination. It's the opposite of the Land of Or, where we are forced to choose between extremes. In the Land of And, we allow ourselves to have both perfect moments and moments of disappointment. By embracing this mindset, we can move forward with our ambitions while also giving ourselves grace and room for growth.
    3️⃣ Give yourself permission to be human: Perfectionism often stems from a fear of making mistakes or not meeting our own high standards. But it's important to remember that we are only human, and it's okay to have flaws and make errors along the way. By letting go of the need for perfection, we can experience more joy, celebrate our wins, and continue moving forward even when things don't go as planned.


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    • 12 min
    Unstick Yourself: The 4 Cs of Overcoming Procrastination

    Unstick Yourself: The 4 Cs of Overcoming Procrastination

    In this episode, I dive into the four roadblocks that often hinder us from taking action and achieving our goals: clarity, consistency, confidence, and comparison. Inspired by a social media post I made about the "Four Cs of Procrastination," I explore each of these obstacles and provide practical strategies to overcome them.
    I begin by discussing the importance of clarity in goal-setting. Many people know what they want to achieve but struggle with determining the first step. To overcome this, I suggest reverse engineering your goal. By starting with the end in mind and working backward, you can break down your goal into manageable steps, making it easier to take action.
    Next, I address the need for consistency in pursuing our goals. I share my personal struggle with financial procrastination and the importance of consistently taking small steps towards financial responsibility. Whether it's setting up automatic deposits or investing regularly, I highlight the significance of staying consistent in our actions.
    Moving on to the topic of confidence, I discuss how it can often be a roadblock to taking action. I share my own experience of feeling hesitant to ask for help with my finances due to shame and a lack of knowledge. However, I emphasize that confidence is not a prerequisite for action. Instead, I encourage listeners to take action first and build confidence through competence. I introduce the concept of the "circle of confidence," where we continuously iterate and improve upon our initial actions.
    Lastly, I address the detrimental habit of comparison. I caution against comparing ourselves to others, as it can rob us of joy and hinder our progress. While it's important to learn from and be inspired by others, I emphasize the need to stay in our own lane and focus on our own journey.
    Join me in this episode as we tackle the four Cs of procrastination and empower ourselves to take action and achieve our goals.
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    • 17 min
    How to Ignore the Critics and Bet on Yourself

    How to Ignore the Critics and Bet on Yourself

    In this episode of The Ambitious Procrastinator, I dive into the art of procrastination and how it holds us back from achieving our dreams. Tune in as I share 5 powerful reframes to help you overcome common self-doubts and start betting on yourself. Here's a recap of the key takeaways:
    1️⃣ "I bet they will judge me." Reframe: "Today, I believe that my work is worth sharing and I'm not concerned about the opinions of others, especially strangers on the internet."
    2️⃣ "I bet I'm going to fail." Reframe: "I believe I am willing to show up for myself and learn all the tips and tools I need to move my message forward."
    3️⃣ "I bet it's too hard for me." Reframe: "I believe I have the resources to learn and I am not afraid to ask for help."
    4️⃣ "I bet it won't be worth it." Reframe: "I believe it is going to help someone else, even if it's just one person."
    5️⃣ "I bet this has already been done before and better than I could do it." Reframe: "I believe in my unique perspective and the value I bring to the table."
    Remember, it's time to bet on yourself, believe in yourself, and stack the odds in your favor. Don't let procrastination hold you back from achieving your dreams!
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    • 21 min
    The Procrastination Trap: How to Break Free and Take Action

    The Procrastination Trap: How to Break Free and Take Action

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    In this episode, we delve into the topic of procrastination and explore three different ways people tend to delay their dreams. Discover if you are a procrastinator, a procrastilearner or a perculator.
    Petra examines the reasons behind procrastination and offers insights on how to overcome it. Whether you find yourself delaying due to self-doubt, comparison, or the need for perfection, this episode provides valuable strategies to shift your mindset and take action toward your ambitions.
    Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of procrastination and discover practical tips to move closer to your goals.

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    • 17 min
    Welcome to The Ambitious Procrastinator

    Welcome to The Ambitious Procrastinator

    Welcome To The Ambitious Procrastinator
    In this inaugural episode of The Ambitious Procrastinator, I delve into the heart of what this podcast is about which at the core of it is helping you align your actions with your ambitions. Whether you're held back by a lack of clarity, consistency, or courage, this show is your go-to resource for overcoming procrastination and turning your dreams into reality.
    What's In Store
    Short, Actionable Episodes: Expect solo episodes around 15 minutes long, packed with strategies and tips to combat procrastination.
    Monthly Interviews: Once a month, I'll bring on guests who have successfully navigated their procrastination to achieve remarkable things.
    My Journey: I share my personal journey, from starting my first podcast in 2016 to the various reiterations that reflect my growth over the years. I discuss the importance of embracing change and allowing oneself to evolve rather than being stuck in the past.
    Embracing Ambition: I touch on my experiences, from writing my book "The Perfection Detox" to learning how to DJ, traveling through Europe, and working as a vice president of mindset and personal development. These stories highlight the importance of taking small, consistent steps towards our goals, rather than getting caught up in the grand gestures that look good on social media.
    The Heart of the Show: At its core, The Ambitious Procrastinator is about bridging the gap between where you are and where you want to be. It's about showing up imperfectly, taking action, and building a life that excites you.
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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.

zappitell studio ,

Love this!

So enjoying Petra's new podcast! The topics are so on point for women like me of a certain age! It's like a little self-care gift to listen to each episode!❤️

Brook Benten ,

Relatable and Expressed to a Tee

Petra is accomplished and decorated, but real and relatable to every woman out there (of any age). We’re all finding our way; it’s refreshing to vicariously travel with her.

I especially loved episode 6: When Possibility Meets Perfection. Oh boy! I am in the same boat- do I shoot with an iPhone that’s easy; a Sony camera that uses a bajillion gigabytes then has to be dumped into a computer that’s for sure out of storage; a GoPro that needs a special adapter and SIM card— and any of these will require laying music over in post-production that I’ll spend all day trying to put just right.
The worst was my first YouTube Live class, which was at the beginning of the pandemic. I fretted something would go wrong with my highly choreographed Step class, live- what if the music didn’t play; what if YouTube inverts the camera for Live like FB does… I decided to “play safe” and pre-record it but make it seem live. I faux-welcomed all the people I knew would be tuning in “OMG! Jenny! It’s been years- so good to see you! Kathy, there you are!” I shot all the choreography, and edited out every “um” and “uh.” I then realized I had to lay over each song, one by one (as opposed to being able to pull the full album), and tried to line each up. Volume levels were inconsistent. And, when people tuned in, they could tell since it started rolling as soon as they tuned in early that it wasn’t really live. It was a total mess. It would have been better to allow a goof or two that’s bound to happen with a Live shoot happen, but be brave enough to go there. Because the disguise of a Live performance was 50x as much work, and had flaws of its own.
It was a lesson learned-ish. Ish because I may not the exact same mistake, but I make others that could be considered this one’s kissing cousin.

Petra is showing us the real scoop on what she’s doing and her backstory that got her there. It’s refreshing, relatable, funny, fresh, inspiring, and oh so stylish! I look forward to her podcast and just know women across the world will be blessed by her message, journey, and brilliant delivery.

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