Where is your "Comfort Zone"?
Every person on Earth has a comfort zone, whether it be in their personal life and/or their business life. I define this zone as "the place where one feels safe that is devoid of challenges or threatening circumstances".
When in business, this zone can be determining factor of whether one succeeds or fails. It is very easy to get locked into that which is comfortable to us and just try to work a business within those boundaries. But it doesn't work, it doesn't stretch us to better our business or become successful, enlightened person most of us want to be.
Again I ask, where is your "Comfort Zone"?
What part of working your business makes you most uncomfortable?
Is it still being done anyway?
For some it, is picking up phone and making that business contact, or writing their first newsletter or setting short and long term goals and sticking by them or revising them as things change. For others, it might be talking person-to-person trying to network, or writing a vision statement of where they eventually want to end up or even asking someone to be their mentor.
The first step to "stretching that comfort zone" is to replace negative thought:
I can't... I will fail... Who will listen to me... They will just say no... I'm not a writer... I'll make a fool of myself... and so on and so on......
With just opposite:
I can... I will succeed... They might just listen and if they don't, well I'll move on to next person... Hey, let's ask, they could say "yes"... I've never written anything before but I can give it a shot... I will only make a fool of myself if I don't try...
Believe me, there is no quick fix here. It takes constant positive mind talk to get to place where one's self- confidence and "I can do it" attitude kick in.
The second step after working on mind, replacing those negative thoughts, is to take ACTION! The only true way to break out of that comfort zone is to do thing in business that we want to constantly put off - possibly due to fear or lack of self-confidence. To coin Nike phrase -- "Just Do It!".