I Just Got Knocked Out of My Comfort Zone
I’ve been looking for a way to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone. I found it and I hated it….at first. Listen in to hear the story.
Leave a comment. What are you going to do to knock yourself out of your comfort zone?
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Today we’re talking about knocking yourself out of your comfort zone. Now, I know that that doesn’t sound like it’s going to be very fun. But there is also that great quote that all of the magic happens just outside of your comfort zone.
So I have to tell you, I was just on vacation.
And as I was walking along, I was thinking, gosh, you know what? What can I do that will get me out of my comfort zone and try new challenges?
I do love taking on a new challenge. And as I was thinking about it, I couldn’t come up with anything at all. I mean, absolutely nothing. I was like, live video? I do live video. What about live video without having makeup on? I’ve done that too. And it’s not nearly as scary as I thought it was going to be. And I just couldn’t come up with anything.
But then yesterday happened. So I gotta tell you what happened. I’m signed up for a program called List Building Accelerator with this company called Growth Tools.
Now, I’ve been sending emails for for several years, but I really wanted to improve and this program guaranteed it.
There’s a coach, we have three calls a week, and you’re guaranteed in a month, you’re going to have at least 100 new subscribers on your email list. Right.
So that all sounds good. And you know, sounds a little bit exciting. So we have our first call yesterday,
And we’re on this call. And they told me, Okay, All right. Here’s the challenge:
“What I want you to do right now is get out your phone and start texting people that you’ve texted before and invite them to your email list.”
And I was like, “Why would I do that? I mean, these people are my friends. Like, I’m not trying to sell them anything. And they’re not really my customers.”
I’ve done a lot of work on understanding my ideal customer, really connecting with the exact right people for what they need, and not wasting people’s time. So why would I text my friends?
And I even put this in the chat. Because we’re on a zoom call for this video conference call, and I put this into the chat, “why am I going to try to invite people who are not my customers?”
And they were like, just do it. So I begrudgingly texted my friends.
And then I realized something. I was like, “You know what? I felt uncomfortable because I wasn’t in my comfort zone anymore. This was outside of what I was comfortable doing. And I did it anyway.
And then the coach said something that was perfect!
You hired us to teach you to tell you what to do. We’re telling you what to do. So just shut up and do it.
And I shut up and I did it. And I messaged everybody that was in my text messages from the last several months. And then I took it the next step, I went live on Facebook and I did a live video inviting people to my email list.
I went into Facebook groups and invited people to my email list, I started emailing people and inviting them to my email list.
And this week, I got into LinkedIn and I had messaged at least 100 people inviting them to my email list.
So my question for you is:
What is the thing that is going to knock you out of your comfort zone?
Right now, that could be all the difference And moving yourself forward? Because this is going to make a big difference for me and and here’s how it all came together–
It was scary. Yeah, I was out of my comfort zone. But what I really saw from it is these are people who are friends or acquaintances or we have something in common. So I probably have some good information that they want too. Why am I leaving them out? Right? So it’s kind of a jerk of me if I don’t invite them into my tent to share with them what I’m doing because I just have released my new website that has all these different things on it for lots of different people.
So I challenge you to find that thing, whether it’s picking up the phone, whether it is sending out an email, whether it’s putting out a Facebook post, or shooting your first video,
Do you have one thing that is going to knock you out of your comfort zone?
Leave a comment and tell me what you did to knock yourself out of your comfort zone.
And since we’re talking about it, I’m going to go ahead and invite you to my email list.
Wherever you’re seeing this, there will be a link. You can click on it just add your name and your email and you will be on my email list.
Thank you so much for watching, and I’m really looking forward to see what you’re doing to knock yourself out of your comfort zone.