What sounds like a cliche, is as true as it can be:
Amazing things happen on the outside of your comfort zone.
May it be in life or business, the only way to grow and expand, is to go beyond the self-imposed limits and fear-based boundaries.
Throughout the years, I've spoken to numerous entrepreneurs who had big vision, bold goals, and amazing dreams for their business... But in reality, they were stuck, unhappy, stressed, all because they either refused to make a change, or were too afraid to make a commitment to themselves.
Then, there were those who defied all odds, made a decision, made a commitment, and took action. They were scared of the uncertainty, but they knew they needed to show up, again and again and again. And you know what - it's such a joy seeing them thrive today!
And, when we talk about comfort zone, the limits come in many shapes and forms. To some, it's resistance to invest in support. To others, it's reluctance to adapt a new approach. Again to others, it's the fear of picking up a phone.
I admit it, there are many things in my own business that I still feel uncomfortable with, but I know that my business needs them, AND more importantly, I know that they are the only ways for my clients to get what they need for their success. So, all of the sudden, it's not about me anymore.
Last but not least, if we talk real numbers here:
:: Take a look at your goals, and then be honest with the amount you are actually making.
:: How much time and effort is it required from you every month, quarter, year, to make it happen?
:: Are you aware of the gaps - may be untapped earning potential, or wasted time? Which one of those leaks is a result of you feeling too comfortable with where you are right now, and with what you are doing right now? Too comfortable to really feel the pain and make the change?
The choice is yours. If you are not where you'd want to me, there's a reason for it, and usually a solution, too.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
What obstacles are you facing when it comes to making that next step? I'll be happy to answer if you leave your comment below.