When I was first starting my business, I remember feeling stressed all the time! It was exhausting going through every day feeling off-balance and out of my comfort zone! Coming from a corporate 9am-6pm job, I had to learn how to do all the parts of business that I never had to think about in the corporate world.
In talking with another entrepreneur, I remember saying, “I feel like I took my life off auto-pilot; grabbed the steering wheel with both hands; and deliberately steered myself out of the rut I was in, and onto the open field”… Every day I felt off balanced… as if I had no idea what I was doing or how to solve the problem of the day.
I couldn’t wait until I ‘learned it all’… For some reason, I had this idea that once I took a few coaching programs, everything was going to come naturally to me, and I would be back in my comfort zone!
Boy, was I wrong about that!
But not for the reason, you are thinking… Let me explain:
First – when you have your own business, there truly is always a part of you that is learning and growing. As the technology changes, so must your business… as your competition changes, so must your business.
But that’s not the REAL reason I was wrong…
The real reason you never get into your comfort zone is because that is NOT where business growth is.
And we all know, that if your business isn’t growing, it’s shrinking… there is no such thing as maintaining the status quo… The status quo is an illusion…
So here’s the deal… To really accomplish your goals… to make that difference in the world that you dream of… to achieve the financial freedom that comes with success… you have to learn to get comfortable with discomfort.
In other words… You have diligently been on guard for when you are in your comfort zone, and deliberately make the choice to steer out of the comfort zone.
Growth doesn’t happen in your comfort zone!
Success doesn’t happen in your comfort zone!
And achieving your dreams definitely doesn’t happen in your comfort zone!
So, watch for the comfort zone… deliberately steer your business out of the comfort zone rut.
Get comfortable being in the space of discomfort.
That’s where the magic is… That’s where your dreams are!