Practical Perfection – Cooee Pre-order Special

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  • If you’ve ever been told “You’re too hard on yourself” …
  • If you’re especially prone to overwhelm and burnout …
  • If your perfectionist tendencies are holding you back from getting the most out of life …

Then Practical Perfection was written for you.

Five years ago, Kelly Exeter ticked all of the above boxes. Then she had a breakdown. While recovering from that breakdown she developed a framework for herself. One that stopped her burning out all the time. One that helped her stay on the right side of overwhelm. One that got her off the hamster wheel.

Practical Perfection shares that framework and shows how anyone whose self-imposed high standards are holding them back can live an excellent life. One where they:

  • Get to achieve what they want without constant stress and overwhelm.
  • Have time and space to be good to those closest to them.
  • Have time and space to be good to the world.
  • Have time and space to be good to themselves.


Paperback: $15.99
(pick up from Cooee – order must be received by midnight Friday 26 February)


All paperback pre-orders received by Friday 26 February will also receive a PDF bonus pack containing:

BOOK: The impossible dream of A Life Less Frantic, and how I made it happen
BOOK: Your Best Year Ever
E-PAPER: 10 simple things you can do right now to make your life less frantic
WORKBOOK: How to figure out what you want from life


The nine books that make me a better person + a 30 min coaching call where I will apply the Practical Perfection Framework to your specific situation. (Total value $750 +)



Have just finished Practical Perfection and I love it. The whole framework is genius and I want a beautiful printout of that Venn diagram so I can always figure out which particular problem I’m having! So relate to all of it. This is a great book which I’ll be recommending to people far and wide! ~ Amanda Kendle

I’m one of those people who is constantly saying to myself – “Go faster, I need to find a way to go faster” so I could definitely identify with much of what was said in this book. As I continued to read I could see that what I was doing was setting myself up for “Burnout”: focusing all my efforts on productivity and prioritising my work. But there is definitely missing passion (which for me has always been sports and getting out and about). Last few months has been all work work work. So I like the awareness that reflecting on your Practical Perfection Framework brings and how well the book elaborates on each of the three problem areas that arise from only focusing on only two aspects of the framework at a time. And conversely, how easily balance can be brought back by re-injecting the missing aspect. ~ David Tiong

I loved this book. It’s like you found all the good wellbeing words out there, mixed them all up until they made more sense, slow cooked them for hours until they just melt on the tongue and served them up with a smile. It’s a gift, Kell!! ~ Bronwyn Mandile

As a recovering perfectionist, this well written book resonated with me on several levels. Kelly’s framing of the issues surrounding perfectionism were theoretically insightful while also working well on a practical level. Practical Perfection is helpful without being prescriptive or preachy – a difficult balancing act and one that Kelly makes appear effortless. It is one of those rare books that is worth keeping in your home library to read more than once. ~ Debbi Harris

I loved Practical Perfection!  Once I started reading I couldn’t stop and I read it all in one go.  I also sent it to my partner so that we can test out some of the family routines. I didn’t know that I identified with being a ‘striver’ and ‘self‐oriented perfectionist’, but that is exactly what I am. It’s such a relief to know there are other people like me … and that they are living happy and rewarding lives. ~ Meryl Johnston

I love how, in Practical Perfection, Kelly has combined evidence and logic, with practical applications and recommendations. The evidence is so important, to identify what changes I wanted to make in my life and why. The practical applications gives me the tools to know how I can follow through with these changes.  Covering the What, Why and How in one package, in a very digestible way, makes Practical Perfection a must read for anyone interested in being the best that they can be. ~ Helen King

I devoured Practical Perfection in one sitting (or lie down I should say). I always had this image of myself as a chilled out, no worries sort of person because I’m so agreeable to what everyone else wants, but in reality I have been a stressed out perpetual people pleaser with FODO ingrained in me. I am slowly identifying where I need to change in order to have a life that truly reflects my values. What you said about needing to be at home really resonated with me – I have always seen this as a weakness, but really it is the privacy and space I find there that nourishes me to go back into the world and do the work that I love. I want to say I just adore the relaxed, yet passionate way you write, and how articulately you do this. Your book is organised, easy to read, each section follows another in a precise manner. No fluff. Practical Perfection indeed! Take some whitespace to celebrate your achievement. ~ Linda Manson

Practical Perfection is a thought provoking read, and delivers on its promise of helping you find that excellent life we are all looking for. My personal journey began well over a year ago, and Kelly gave me a new perspective on where I can find a different sense of balance in my life. A lightbulb came on while I read the conclusion because I realized that I have worked through quite a bit of this already, and am currently a hamster on a wheel. Like many, I’ve got a lot going on but never get anything done. Her advice to sit down and establish between the most important tasks to get done and setting realistic deadlines for myself has been so rewarding. I’ve also found that through daily routine and removing digital distractions I’ve been able to slow down and enjoy the moments happening right in front of me. Thank you Kelly for the growth I’ve experienced on the path to my excellent life! ~ Michelle Elizondo