Maree and I had so much fun on Sunday at Joanna Martins Presentations Secrets seminar, took pages of notes and met lots of fabulous people and I realised that Lyndon and I are well on the way to creating what Joanna calls the Elegant Business Model.
To recap on the weekend is proving to be quite the challenge! I’m always up for a challenge; however I want to ensure that anything I post here is going to be useful… so to share an insight is better than writing a report on the happenings.
Jo mentioned that one of her friends says “If you’re not doing something every day that makes you feel a little bit sick – you’re not living!” I love it. I’m not sure that I push myself out of the comfort zone that much everyday – but if it’s been a while, I certainly notice it and get moving again. I don’t like being bored, (although chilling out is good) and I love to stretch myself in new situations. It’s too easy to stay in the comfort zone, but so rewarding to jump out… you’re actually enlarging your comfort zone. (Just think – what do you do now that used to be scary?)
If you find yourself holding back, from any kind of opportunity – to talk to strangers, to travel, to taste new foods or speak to a room full of people – remember a time when you did something out of the ordinary. If you think of something you did that was a stretch for you, (never mind if it was in anyone else’s opinion) remember how good you felt afterwards. It’s all too easy to hang back and let life pass us by, but if you know you’re on the planet for a reason, get out there and stretch yourself with something, anything that will give you a little sense of achievement. Little steps forward expand your world and if you keep moving you will amaze yourself when you look back over your journey and celebrate your successes.
Here’s a snippet of my excited thoughts at the end of the day on Sunday…
Step out of your Comfort Zones.