Sunday, February 7, 2016

Greater Success Lies Beyond Your Comfort Zones

Originally posted April 27, 2014

Are you afraid of pushing through your comfort zones?
Could you achieve more if you just had extra courage?
I woke up one morning while on a company Caribbean cruise, and realized that I needed to climb the rock wall on the ship, many stories high (rather imposing to someone who hadn’t done that before).  I wanted to prove to myself that I can do whatever I set my mind to do. This was a new adventure.
In fact, the instructor was amazed at my stamina and how high I went as I pushed my way to the top(thanks to those extra hours in the gym to build up my muscles…and to my nutritional products for greater energy and strength!)  The trek was much more difficult than I realized, so several times I contemplated quitting, but after reaching so far, it just seemed right to make the extra effort to finish the job.  That’s often the case in business too.
Goodbye to comfort zones!   Extra courage is the missing link.
What about you? Do you have comfort zones to push through? For some, it’s making phone calls for appointments.
For others, it’s the fear of not knowing what to say, or speaking in front of a crowd.  None of those fears are life-threatening.
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The way to get out of your comfort zone is to get training where you need to and then do the activity until it becomes comfortable.  Here’s a tip for prospecting:  Stand up and smile when making calls; the person will feel your happy spirit and respond more positively.
Go through the Toastmasters Program to perfect your speaking skills.  You’ll gain new friends and greater confidence in the process.  Hire coaches in the various areas where you want to get stronger, and outsource what you really don’t want to do.
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Get comfortable being uncomfortable and who knows how high you can climb!   Deanna Waters

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