Pushing The Edge of Your Comfort Zone

comfort-zoneBy now you've probably seen the graphic above, I know I have seen it in countless posts. And it's out there because it's true.

Anytime we're going outside of our comfort zones there is magic at work. I come up against this on a regular basis, every time I add a new client or bring on an intern to help me.

I'm expanding my comfort zone because I'm doing something new. I have to count on someone new or see if my writing is a fit for a new client.

Now I'm an admitted control freak so these are big things for me. They may not be a big deal for you, but I know there is something that IS a big deal for you and will force you out of your comfort zone. The question is what is it and when are you going to go after it?

The reason it's so important to grow and expand is because if you aren't growing, you are dying.

So instead of staying complacent with where you are or your business is (or your podcast, your show notes, etc), grow and expand so you can continue to thrive.

A perfect, recent example from my life is submitting my proposal to speak at Podcast Movement this year. One of the founders of the conference, Jared Easley, suggested I do so and of course I jumped at the chance. I was extremely excited, and terrified at the same time. But I did it: I put a proposal together with the help of my coach and submitted it last Friday. I'll let you know what they say!


But what I want to know from you is where are you holding yourself back? Where could you expand and grow, push the edge of your comfort zone?

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