Entrepreneurship and comfort are similar to oil and water, they do not go together. To truly have success as an entrepreneur, you must leave the comfort zone behind.
Now, I am not saying that you should start sleeping on a concrete block instead of your expensive mattress. It isn’t that “type” of comfort that needs to be left back; it is the comfort you get when you are just floating along satisfied that the bills are paid and food is on the table.
The comfort you feel because you can at least take your spouse out to eat once per week, even though you cannot afford to purchase that JetSki you would love to have.
By all means…
Keep your comfortable chair, vehicle, etc…, but leave the comfort ZONE behind.
Here are 4 tips to do so:
“The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.” Karen Salmansohn
Leave The Comfort Zone Behind Tip #1: Break Normal Daily Routines
To help break your comfort zone, start breaking some of those normal daily routines.
- Take a different route
- Eat something different for breakfast
Just by doing routines differently, you will prepare yourself for the no-comfort zone.
“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” Denis Waitley
Leave The Comfort Zone Behind Tip #2: Determine A Skill To Learn Outside Your Comfort Zone
Be it by reading, taking a class or following a mentor, I suggest you think of a skill that would be helpful to you and the business. A skill you do not know.
It will be like riding a bike for the first time. You will be outside your comfort zone as you are the student and not the teacher.
“If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.” Les Brown
Leave The Comfort Zone Behind Tip #3: Do Something That Scares You Once Per Week
Fear is the entrepreneurs biggest enemy. It is fear that allows people the ability to accept life in a comfort zone.
But don’t we want more?
I suggest, big or small, each week, you choose to go do something that scares you slightly…
- Public speaking
- Prospecting in a mall
- A roller coaster
Let it hang out and you will quickly be comfortable not being comfortable.
“It’s important to build trust if you’re trying to deal with big things. Big issues require everybody to get outside their comfort zone, and people are more willing to do so if they believe that their partner is sincere in their efforts. And the only way you can do that is to engage them on a personal level.” Jeb Bush
Leave The Comfort Zone Behind Tip #4: Who Cares?
That is right!
It may sound harsh but, the majority of people don’t care if you succeed, fail or “just get by” in your comfort zone.
Sure, there are a few people that truly do care. But that number is much lower than you probably realize.
The reason I put this as the 4th and final tip is because to get outside of your comfort zone, you MUST stop worrying about what other people are thinking.
Fact is, you are probably wrong in your assumptions of what they are thinking anyway.
Realize, people are caught up in making a better future for their own… their family, their friends and their self.
When you let go of worrying about the thoughts and opinions of others, you are truly entering the no-comfort zone. The place where GREAT things happen!
“I like learning stuff. The more information you can get about a person or a subject, the more you can pour into a potential project. I made a decision to do different things. I want to do things that have a better chance of being thought of as original. I do everything I can to disrupt my comfort zone.” Brian Grazer
You can never start to early or to late, the time is always right to leave the comfort zone behind.
I challenge you! Leave that comfort zone!
I want to also give you another challenge… 7 Days To Unstoppable Motivation… Get it here!
Thank you for stopping in and may your business continue the climb…
This is so true, by getting out your comfort zone you will be able to grow as a person. Doing things that scare you is the key to being successful.