Our comfort zone pops up for us all the time. Like an uninvited party guest, it just shows up and tells you what you need to be doing. More often than not, you choose to listen to that voice, even if you don’t realize you are listening to it. When you stay in your comfort zone in your business, you are choosing to play it safe. When you choose to play it safe you cannot expand. You have to start getting out of that comfort zone to see growth in your business. Start with some simple everyday tasks that will fight off your comfort zone before it even comes out.
Here are three simple actions you can take today to start stepping out of your comfort zone in your business.
1. Meet new people!
It is so comfortable to just hang out with the same people all the time. It’s easy, they get us, we like them already. You might think that meeting new people is difficult because of judgement, or fear of rejection, or fear that you won’t like them. But the thing is you never know until you try. And when you expand your network you can expand our business. Simply by heading to a new networking event or introducing yourself in a new online business group you could grow your network and even your client base right there. Challenge yourself and set up a coffee date (or a virtual coffee date) with someone new!
The dreaded video tool! It has become naturally uncomfortable for us to make videos. Video is only uncomfortable because we are not used to seeing ourselves directly in action. The more you do it - the more you will get used to it! Video is one of the most powerful tools in your business. People love seeing other people. People love relating to you on a deeper level. Utilizing video can also be a good practice for speaking at events, and for client relationships. Start making a video journal of yourself, get out of your comfort zone by trying a new platform in your business.
3. Do something for you
Once a day, do something just for you. This is so important for getting out of our comfort zones. One of the biggest reasons we are so stuck in our comfort zone is because we are too exhausted to try something new. You probably get stuck more often than you realize helping solve other people’s problems, or trying to make other people happy. And at the end of the day you are too burnt out to do for you. It feels uncomfortable for you to do something for yourself because you think it is selfish. When you are the best version of yourself, you have the space and energy to expand in your business, and you can help others from a more positive space.
When you allow yourself to step out and try something new each day, you allow yourself to reach new heights in your business!
This article was contributed by Megan Seamans - The Life Stylist challenging women to step outside their comfort zone and into a life they are obsessed with! She works with women who are feeling stuck and ready for more. Supporting them to turn their dreams into a reality, and promoting happiness every single day.