Or is it just me? Yeah, I’ve been gone from my blog a few days (apparently I need another blog challenge!). Actually I’ve just been really wrapped up in doing two teleseminars (get the replays: twitter and ezines) and prepping for my presentation in the Your Path to Success Telesummit, working on client projects, and dealing with more of that “head stuff.”
Stepping out and branding ME. It makes me uncomfortable. I’m still exploring why. Maybe it’s because I like to be the one behind the curtain, not the one on stage. Jumping into the spotlight makes me want to hide under my desk. Anyone else?
Or maybe it’s the amount of steps outside my comfort zone I’m taking lately. Ya’ll know I’m an introverted wall flower. But I’m helping teach a children’s craft class (I keep telling myself that 8-12 year olds really aren’t scary), cooking dinner later this month for a large group (under the guidance of a real cook, of course!), doing teleseminars like crazy to get comfortable with them, and attending a live event next month (join me?).
The last live event I went to I broke down half way through and had a nice little tearfest in my hotel room, tried to convince myself to go home, then came to my senses and survived the rest of the seminar. Like I mentioned – serious introvert. One evening of social interaction I can survive, but several days is definitely pushing it. Good thing I pushed through though, since I made some fabulous connections who’ve turned into true friends and a bunch of great clients.
My point? Get outside your comfort zone. That’s when big things happen. If I can do it, you can do it. Now, do it with me.
“Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.” — Robert Allen
“Their comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.” — David Mahoney
“You have to recognize that every ‘out front’ maneuver you make is going to be lonely, but if you feel entirely comfortable, then you’re not far enough ahead to do any good. That warm sense of everything going well is usually the body temperature at the center of the herd.” — John Masters
What will you do to get comfortable with being uncomfortable this week?