When trying to answer the question ‘how to succeed in business’, one must always remember that nothing great comes to those who don’t take risks. In other words, to achieve things you must leave your safety bubble. Safety zones tend to hold us back and restrain our potential. Today we will talk about leaving them.
To explain what the comfort zone is, we will keep it brief. This is the lifestyle, patterns and habits you find normal, something you are used to. You can also describe this as habits, as something established that doesn’t bring you stress because you know it is a safe choice. The issue is that comforting sometimes turns into controlling, and the mindset of the comfort zone makes you fear the new, deeming it dangerous.
Taking a step out of the norm, out of your comfort zone, is the first step how to succeed in business. It will bring the most empowering experiences and has the potential of transforming your business.
After all, comfort zone is the root of your self-doubts. And the way to eliminate these doubts to face them head on.
So, what are the actual benefits of leaving your comfort zone?
It will tell you how to succeed in business and how to take it to a new level;
Give you more time to face things that truly matter;
Pursue further training or your next professional goal.
Make a bigger investment of your time or money into your business.
Take steps toward your ultimate dreams!
We have prepared three steps how to leave the comfort zone and, ultimately, how to succeed in business.
Identify your comfort zone.
What are things you are scared of or wouldn’t want to give up? Think carefully of what is holding you back, because that is your comfort zone. For example, are you scared to drop your job to pursue building your own business because you don’t want to lose the salary? Or maybe you don’t want to take over a job that requires certain qualification you have but aren’t too confident in? Or maybe there is an event you are interested in attending but are too scared to go alone?
Outline the challenges you face merely for them bringing you discomfort.
Study the issue
Done? Now let’s dig deeper into it. Ask yourself the following:
How does it hold you back?
Where does your fear or unwillingness stem from?
What would the benefits be of breaking free from this?
Are you ready to change?
Take your fear head one
Get writing a plan of how to get out of your comfort zone. We mean it. A timeline for the next week, month and the year, all describing in details what steps you’re going to take to conquer your fears. Remember, comfort zones are easy to break through once you are determined. Facing your fears once is usually what makes them go away.
I am a Certified Value Builder, C- IQ Coach, Author, and approved Business Growth specialist, providing expert, tailored business and executive coaching in London and the UK.
I am passionate about business and service excellence, and I want to connect with the owners of SMEs, managers and corporate executives in the private, public and third sectors; individuals who are looking to achieve superior performance, and obtain guaranteed service improvements results, and increases in turnover and profitability.