What’s holding you back?

What’s holding you back?

A rubber band is of no use unless it is stretched. A parachute can’t work unless it is open. From time to time all of us avoid things that make us feel uncomfortable and that can be a problem. It might be what’s holding you back from achieving the success you desire and dream of. So, this week, try something new. Do something you normally don’t do. Get out of your comfort zone.

Here are several suggestions:

  • Call a prospect you’ve been wanting to work with and ask if you could meet them for coffee or lunch. Tell them you just want to introduce yourself and will only take 15 minutes of their time.
  • Go to a networking event all alone and introduce yourself to at least 10 people; you might think this will kill you, but it won’t; it’s actually fun if you get comfortable with it.
  • Go to the gym and get a good workout in; don’t worry about how you look or what you know and don’t know to do; just go there and work up a sweat. Talk to people while you are there.
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local paper and point out all the good things you see about your community. Don’t worry about what people think; just do it.

Look, as a professional speaker, I learned a long time ago I have to step out of my comfort zone to be successful. I am nowhere near as successful as most of the audiences I address, but I do know I have something to offer, I do have confidence in myself and I know I have something to offer. I also know you have something to offer, you just might not realize it yet. And….you will never realize it until you step out of your comfort zone!

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