It’s good to get a bit uncomfortable…
As you know, I’m on my annual trip to Florida. But this year there’s a difference.
This year there are four events for me to attend, not one.
And I’m even speaking at one of them.
The itinerary is full on, with only a few days of rest to recharge our ever depleting batteries in between events.
At the first event we went to, a few of the people remarked that I was “everywhere!” That’s to say… I was constantly making the most out of every opportunity presented to me.
And they are right!
You see, I don’t see the point in travelling half way around the world to show up half assed!
I mean, why would you bother.
But some people did!
They stuck to hanging around the same people they knew online and in the forums. But didn’t go outside their group to meet new people. Which is a shame! They missed out on meeting some of the legends in the industry!
Look, I get that people are introverted.
…And it may surprise you to know that I am too.
But, sometimes you seriously need to step outside your comfort zone.
I can’t really remember the last time I had a comfort zone. It may have been when I was in the Army.
And I’m kind of glad I haven’t been in one because of Knowledge Nugget #113…
Comfort Zones Are Actually Uncomfortable!
Let me explain…
Think of a seed… Nice and warm in the soil.
It gets watered. It has all it needs around it. Why would it ever want to sprout, break through the earth and grow up towards the sky? But it does!
You see, nature doesn’t do things by halves. Humans do!
You’d never see an oak tree that decided to only “half grow.”
But humans do it all the time.
Maybe it’s because we can’t trust ourselves.
But in a moment of clarity and with the resulting forehead slapping… I realized something recently.
If I can get on a plane and fly across the Pacific Ocean to get to America… and expect to get there safe and sound…
Then why can’t I do the same thing with my goals and dreams?
When you think about air travel, there are so many things that can go wrong. Yet we check in, take our seats and confidently buckle up.
What would it take for you to have the same confidence in yourself, as you have in the mystery pilot of the plane?
The fact is if I can trust a pilot I’ve never met, to fly a plane across an ocean… I think I ought to be able to trust myself and show up when (and where) I am needed to.
There is a whole, huge wonderful world just beyond your uncomfortable, comfort zone.
Step out and see what’s out there… you may just surprise yourself.
Until next week… take care and get uncomfortable : )
a.k.a. “The Copy Alchemist”
P.S. I’ve been approached by a well-known marketer who wants to help me with the promotion of my book, “From Depression’s Darkness To The Light Of Life.”
I must say, I’m honored and a little star struck! I’ll share more next week after our meeting.
P.P.S. We went on a road trip from the West Coast of Florida to the East Coast along Alligator Alley. Our friend Angela was our driver. It was a great way to see more of this wonderful state. Some people would have been tempted to fly… but I like to immerse myself in the culture of the place. There is so much to see and experience.
P.P.P.S. Tomorrow I am speaking at the Titanides Live Event. I am sharing the stage with my friend and mentor Lorrie Morgan. I am excited and nervous at the same time. It’s a dream come true to finally be an international speaker.
P.P.P.P.S. The picture is of me up on stage at Kevin Rogers’ “Copy Chief Live” Event in St. Petersburg, Florida. Kevin called me up on stage unexpectedly to talk about my bestselling book. To say I was a little bit nervous was an understatement 🙂
Thank you for reading : )