The handmade revolution + you!

The handmade revolution + you!

Snow’s about ready to fall in the Northern hemisphere or so we hope, and what will you be doing when it does?

Sitting by a crackling fire…

A hot cup of tea or cocoa nearby…

Soft yarn and smooth needles in your lap…

Sounds like you’re ready for colder weather 🙂 and I’ve already enjoyed evenings of knitting this season.

If you’ve been on the run all summer and fall, it’s about time for your schedule to slow down just a bit… which means you’ll be reaching for your next handmade project.

I can’t think of a better way to welcome winter than to tell you about a collection of digital resources you’re going to be starry-eyed over.

It’s called the Handmade with Love Super Bundle.

Before I tell you what’s in it, can we talk about that name? It’s almost like this was created with you in mind. 🙂

Everything you make, every stitch you count, knit, sew, crochet, quilt… you do them all with love, don’t you?

I feel exactly the same way. It’s one of my biggest passions to create. Just the other day a friend of mine commented that she can’t imagine me NOT creating. It’s such a big part of my life.

That’s why I’m so excited to tell you all this bundle, so you can soak up more of the joy and relaxation that comes with handcrafting.

Okay, let’s talk about what’s inside :-).

With over 200 patterns, projects, and step-by-step tutorials, you’ll find dreamy projects to create, new ways to sharpen your skills, or even a whole new technique to play with (quilting! fabric dyeing! rug making! weaving!).

This bundle covers: quilting, sewing, crochet, knitting, applique, embroidery, cross-stitch, dyeing, fiber arts, and crafting in general.

It’s basically a crafter’s dream collection. Swoon.

And even better? You’ll get all these projects and fresh patterns – created by hip, modern designers like Allison Glass, Elise Blaha-Cripe, Anne Weil, Rebecca Langford, and Liat Gat (plus 47 others)…

…for just $29.97. (They’re worth over $1,000!)

Curious how it’s possible to get all of this so inexpensively?

The creators of these patterns, tutorials, courses and more joined forces to offer this incredibly special bundle, but just for a super short period of time. Once the sale’s over, they’ll go back to selling their products and patterns at full price.

I really can’t speak highly enough about the quality and value of what’s inside, especially for this price!

Want to check it out and get your own Handmade with Love Super Bundle?

This is how it works:

  1. Visit the website and take a quick look at all the delightful projects you’ll be able to create with this package, then click the pink “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks and patterns, signing up for your online courses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
  3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the project or technique you want to try your hand at first and start creating!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available for just 8 days! (I told you it was short!)

After Monday night, December 4th, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.

It’s even backed by a 30-day full money-back happiness guarantee, so you can make sure it’s right for you.

Their customer service is amazing, and they truly want to make sure you’re taken care of and that you love your bundle.

If you’re ready to spend more time making and unplugging from technology this season, this is just what you need.

Create one-of-a-kind items to wear, gift, decorate with, and simply enjoy, with this curated, a convenient, and a super affordable library of patterns and projects.

Learn more or get your bundle here

I can’t wait to see what you’ll be creating!

Mentoring and Coaching Services

You want a life that feels amazing

You dream about your be, do and have goals all the time

The problem?

You don’t know how to get there nor where to begin.

And you’re ready to remove the excuses you’ve been hanging onto.

You can have the life you see in your dreams. The kind of life where you 

  • Deal with your fear head on and never let it stop you
  • Eliminate self-doubt as it serves no purpose
  • Get clear what you want in your life – the be, do’s and have’s
  • Have the support from someone who gets you 
  • Create incredible confidence forging your own path

You’re here because I know you’re ready and you know that you are one decision away from changing your life.

I know you want life to

  • be different than what it is right now
  • be less of a struggle
  • be more exciting
  • be less overwhelming
  • be more of what you see in your vision

Your life has greater meaning and you know that you need to follow your heart and soul to achieve that fulfilling experience, every day in your life.

You just see all the missed opportunities, the missed potential and the wasted time. And it’s so damn frustrating! You know it in your heart that you’re not quite giving it your all and that if you don’t do something about it, you will die a slow painful death.

But you don’t know what to do or how to do it or where the hell even to start! So you’re not taking action.

You know you’re holding yourself back from fully achieving the life you want. And most importantly, you are hiding who you are deep down, instead of expressing who you truly are.

You have constant visions and ideas that fill you with excitement and you can feel the possibilities deep down.  

But the problem is? No one will ever know the greatness if your idea, visions, and amazing talents if you do not share them with the world.  Right now, you’re stuck. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.

What if I told you that you can forge your own path and bring your vision to life? 

How it works:

You decide how many sessions you want or need. Maybe you’re good with one session to get a starting point, or maybe you need a little bit longer in-depth support.

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What people are saying about me:

Petra is a kind, loving, spontaneous, and seriously funny mindset coach! She has a great sense of humor and down to earth realness. I would especially recommend her to any woman who is going through transitional challenges in her life, work and/or business or just within herself. Petra teaches women how to deeply embody their own truth and how to go beyond the limitations of their fears while stretching into their true dream calling. – Aishwarya

Petra has an amazing energy, spirit, and honesty that provided space for clarity and removing stickiness from my life. She is warm, smart and compassionate coupled with a fantastic laugh that inspires you into action and removing doubt.  – Michelle

Petra is a breakthrough coach. She opens up anything old and unneeded to you to help you jump and leap into all of who you are. She helps you dive deeply into the heart of things in order to discover your next steps. This, in turn, creates greater courage and realness that comes from within. I can’t thank her enough. I will, of course, stay in touch and connect with her should anything else come up. – Luna Lakshmi

You’re one decision away!

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New Course Release: Kindle Publishing – Create passive income

New Course Release: Kindle Publishing – Create passive income

Kindle publishing for passive income

This step-by-step guide to making with Kindle shows you EXACTLY how to get started and start seeing results quickly with Kindle. Unlike many other online money-making methods, building a Kindle empire is one of the best ways to quickly build passive income… This guide gives you everything you need to get there.

Stop thinking about your book, start writing it and then publish it! And start making sales! 

And start making sales! 

Do you wish you knew exactly what to do to write so you can create passive income?

You’ve probably wondered more than once how you can write your book, share your message while creating an extra income stream with ease.

If that’s the case, and you’re ready to learn about how to use your writing to build a business, then I think you’ll love my Kindle publishing course from someone who has a no-nonsense approach to make things happen.

When you’re facing the challenge of sharing your message and your blog doesn’t feel like it’s enough, you can still find yourself spinning your wheels and lose enthusiasm to make an impact.

That’s why I offer this kindle publishing a course for people like you, who are ready to unleash their words into the world – and create extra income.

Choosing your niche is one of the single most important steps to ensuring your eventual success. What’s important here is that you pick something that is popular and has a wide audience but not something that is highly over saturated or that means you’re going up against competition with massive budgets and massive resources.

After the course, you will 

  • Create a book in the right niche
  • Pick a niche that allows you to easily use your existing contacts to promote it
  • Think of ways to reuse content and to get maximum profit for your investment
  • Format your book using the strict guidelines provided by Amazon
  • Create a great cover, description etc. Subtly use key phrases.
  • Plus a whole lot more!

Join the Rebels Academy to take the course today!

It’s here! My New Book – Forge your own Path, One goal at a time

It’s here! My New Book – Forge your own Path, One goal at a time

You, me and everyone else in this world have a vision!

The challenge?

Falling into the abyss of doing it like everyone else because it’s what you “should” do. But what if you could create your vision, bring it to life without falling into the dark hole of conformity?

Forging your own path is a framework to read, learn and mold from. It’s part of the blueprint that you use to map out the adventure of a lifetime. It’s knowing that even the best laid out plans, sometimes fail. It’s embracing the challenges and detours along the way.

But it is not the know it all answer to solving your problems, another possible solution to forging your own path. More than anything else, it’s becoming who you are, by undoing who you think you should be. It’s defining your own rules and follow your own ideas because that next one could change your life.

I wrote, “Forge your own Path” not only because this is what I have been doing most of my life without even knowing this is what I did. You see, I tried to be the 1950’s housewife, the model employee and even the picture perfect mother.

And every fiber of my being told me it was all wrong.

Forging your own path isn’t easy, but I do believe you will agree with me when I say, it will totally be worth it!

This book emerged onto the horizon on accidental purpose. I am knee deep into my first fiction book that I am writing, and without fail, more book ideas have been inspired by it all. I struggled for awhile to write this book only to realize that I had started this book with a different title back in February. So anyway, here it is… words unleashed into the world once again!

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How to make good decisions

How to make good decisions

We as humans have a major advantage over all other living beings:
The power of imagination
We can image the future and possible outcomes and go through multiple scenarios of any given action. That is quite amazing and some of us are specialists in that.
What has this to do with making decisions you might ask? Let me explain:
Imagine yourself preparing for a date. You’ve just met this guy or girl and you don’t really know what she or he likes. You want to choose a place for the first date and you are searching the web for the perfect local restaurants. Your search returns about 20 restaurants at your price level. How would you choose the right one?
You don’t really know much about your date, so whatever you choose might be right or wrong.
There is just no good way to find out.
You want to come over as a confident person, so asking your date to make a choice is out of the question.
In the end, you decide on one restaurant and you hope it’s the right one.
So how do we normally make decisions?
If you are aware of it or not, our brain scans through all possible scenarios based on the data it has available and we select the one which feels as the one with the best possible outcome.
Let’s say you want to really impress with the choice you’ve made, you might choose a restaurant with great entertainment. If it is not going so well, at least you both have a good time because of the entertainment.
If you are more the romantic type, you might choose one that is quieter and private in its nature, so you can play your act to the fullest without being disturbed.
However, your decision will always be based on your prediction of the best possible outcome and you might be right or wrong.
If this is only one of many dates, you might not put so much weight on your choice, because if it does not work, the next date will come.
But what if there is more pressure on you to make this date work?
Would that change your choice?
For many this kind of decisions makes them get stuck in an endless loop. Because they see the choice of restaurant as such an important factor for their success and they just haven’t got enough data to make that one decision.
Let’s change the scenario.
Let’s say you live in a smaller town and there is only one good restaurant. Would you still think about the right choice of restaurant? Of course, not, there is only one possibility and there is no point in thinking about it. Your brain will take that restaurant as a fact and play its scenarios with the given details. Of course, there can still be good or bad outcomes, but the choice of the restaurant has nothing to do with it.
Based on my studies most successful people have a very good process dealing with this kind of situations. They understand that choice is a distractor from what you want to achieve. Reducing the choices to the most important ones is key in this process. Does the outcome of your date really depend on the restaurant you choose?
So how can you make the right decisions?
First of all, have a clear idea of the expected outcome.
Next play the scenario backward. It’s like playing a video in reverse. This will reduce it to only a few possible scenarios.
Select maximum 3 ways to get to the expected outcome and choose one.
The number 3 is the key here. Keep everything within that range. If you need to decide on a restaurant, choose out of three, not more.
If you need to decide on a dress or shirt, choose out of three.
Our brain has the least problem to come to a quick decision if only 3 options are involved.
Now you have a good starting point in finding your personal way of making good decisions.
Small but Effective Changes You Can Make to Improve Your Personal Finances

Small but Effective Changes You Can Make to Improve Your Personal Finances

At the end of the month, do you habitually ask yourself where all the money has gone? You have steady, if unspectacular, income, and you don’t really spend a lot on frills. Surprisingly, it might only take a few small tweaks to improve your personal finances. Here are some tips:

Create a Budget

It’s very hard to improve your finances if you don’t know how much you’re earning and spending. One of things you learn from tracking your budget is that little expenses add up, a fact that many people choose to ignore.

Yes, budgets can direct your spending on the important items, but they can also reveal bad spending habits that are holding you back. If you find you can’t stop from spending “mad money” each month, then at least budget for it. It’s a great way to learn fiscal discipline, to take control of your financial life in order to improve it.


Personal finance software, such as Quicken and Mint, is ridiculously cheap compared to the functionality it provides. In case you are unfamiliar with these programs, they allow you to automatically record the activity in all your financial accounts, create and track budgets, let you pay bills online, and even point out unusual spending patterns. Because they are available as mobile apps, you can always know your financial status, tempering spontaneous decisions such as whether you can afford dinner at an expensive restaurant.

Making More Than the Minimum Payments on Debt

Minimum payments mean you’ll shell out maximum interest. It can take years, even decades, to pay off your credit cards if you pay only the minimum amount each month. You will improve your finances by paying down your debt, starting with your highest-interest accounts.

If you have several credit cards, first pay down the one with the highest annual percentage rate (APR), even if that means making minimum payments on your other cards. This will reduce your monthly interest expenses, and will, once you’ve repaid the balance, free up money to attack your remaining debt. If your cards all charge about the same APRs, pay down the one with the lowest balance first.

Boost Your Credit Scores

Paying down your debt by making higher-than-minimum payments will, over time, improve your credit scores. That’s important, because it allows you to replace high-APR credit sources with better, cheaper ones. If you have poor credit, you might be paying 29.9 percent on your credit cards. Raise you score to average, and you’ll likely cut your interest rate in half.

The more you improve your scores, the less interest you’ll pay, and the more access you’ll have to new credit, such as a car loan or a mortgage. Moreover, by improving your credit score you will put yourself in a better position to refinance your debt to lower interest rates. Did you know that most common types of consumer debt (ex. Credit cards, student loans, auto loans) can be refinanced to lower interest rates? You can put a dent in your debt faster, creating a positive feedback loop to a financially free life.

Beyond paying down your debt, improving your credit score requires that you make all your payments on time, avoid collections, foreclosure or bankruptcy, and remove any mistakes on your credit reports. You can order your reports from the three major credit bureaus at Annual Credit If you notice errors that hurt your credit score, you can communicate with the credit bureaus and the creditor to resolve or remove the problem, immediately sending your credit scores higher.

Pay with Cash

If you find that credit cards make it too easy to overspend, take them out of your wallet and use cash (or checks or a debit card) for your spending. Nothing concentrates the mind like staring at a low bank balance, but doing so helps you pay attention to the difference between required and discretionary spending. Besides, it’s hard to pay off your debt if you are constantly creating it anew. Using cash exclusively might seem Draconian, but it works, and it helps teach the value of a dollar.

Buy in Bulk

The big bulk stores, like Costco and Sam’s Warehouse, can save you a pretty penny on huge packages of life’s necessities: paper products, detergent, cheese, and thousands of other items. Buying in bulk saves you money and can be fun, as long as you have a place to store all those paper towels and toilet paper rolls.

Learn to Negotiate

Many people spend too much on their cell phones and cable TV contracts, because they fail to negotiate better deals. Providers would rather cut you a deal than lose you to a competitor, whereas you don’t need to be loyal to any particular provider.

You can use this asymmetry against providers by pointing to better deals in the marketplace. For example, a cable company might have a monopoly in your area, but you can choose to use a dish network instead. That’s a bargaining chip in your favor.

Cellular networks are constantly offering new and better deals, including ones in which another network buys out your contract, protecting you from departure penalties. The savings are there, it’s up to you to grab them.