Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

In life we get presented with opportunities to step out of our comfort zone. It’s when we step out of familiarity that we learn new things. In this episode I share my experience of being asked to present on a workshop out of the blue and having to speak unscripted to help the room learn about websites and sales funnels.

  • I’ll be sharing my experience
  • My thoughts around stepping out of ones comfort zone
  • The experience of new things


Alrighty, I’m going to try something new today. Gonna try this podcast by being unscripted? So let’s see how this goes. How often in your life do you have to step out of the comfort zone? I mean, it’s a crazy thing, isn’t it? When we are faced with a situation, when we don’t really know what we’re going to do, how it’s going to pan out and being in that situation can be quite interesting. You know, it can be comfortable, it can be scary, it can be exciting, it can be many things and, but they do say that the biggest growth that you have is when you do actually start to step out your comfort zone. So I just wanted to share with you how this week’s been, one of those weeks where it has been stretching me. Like for example, just on the Monday, I was uh, at an event with one of my business mentors.

Sukhi Wahwala, where I was there to film the event. And, uh, just the group session that was going on when out the blue, my business mentor basically told me, to get up to go to the front of the room and start teaching and sharing with the group about online sales funnels and websites. And, um, I thought he was joking with me first, but then he was kind of serious and said, no, seriously, just go ahead and take the class. ” I’m going out of the room. You, you take it.” And for a split moment, I was kind of in you know thinking, well, what’s, what’s going on here? How am I supposed to do? How am I supposed to do this? And then, um, I thought, okay, oh well, and I was kind of happy and excited cause I was, I suppose a part of me wanted to do it anyway.

So, um, it was a good opportunity to actually just present and, um, get some practice in. So yeah, there I was, got to the front of the room and started sharing about web funnels and the different types of funnels that you can be creating for different industries. And I went through a whole bunch of exercises with the group. Looking at your kind of processes, the different steps that you take within each of your flow processes, in your daily flow of how you run your business. And then to see how you can streamline that by taking out things that are not necessary and, or places that you could actually be taking shortcuts. So having done that, I thought it’d be quite interesting to try one of these podcasts by doing some improvised speaking off the cuff in regards to my experience of that, so I thought I do one of these podcasts as an unscripted one and see how it comes out.

So what is a comfort zone? It’s one of those things where you have comfort zones built up in pretty much everything you do in life. It can be around work, it could be around just talking to people, could be around, just your daily habits. And a comfort zone is something that your brain is familiar with because it’s so used to doing it on a daily basis. And every now and then we get pushed out of that comfort zone. We were presented with new ideas and new new kind of concepts and new things that stretch us and they’re outside of what we’re familiar with. And the brain basically can go into a moment of wonderment thinking, okay, what do I do here? And it’s mainly because we may not necessarily have those neuro networks built up in the brain to, uh, give it options to see what it can do next.

But the more you kind of practice, the more you can kind of get into the present moment, then the more chances you have of actually doing something with that space, um, and doing it on the fly. And it is a skill which basically has to be developed over time. It’s like anything really. It’s like going to the gym and then exercising and training your body, training your body to say it gets stronger and stronger. And in the same way, everything we do in life is habitual because, um, the more we do it, the better we become with it. And it just means that being able to be present and then being able to adapt is one of those things which help you stretch yourself, get out of the comfort zone. So when you do something long enough, you become very familiar with it and that then becomes your comfort zone and every time you’re presented with new situations and scenarios, you’re then being pushed to go outside of your comfort zone.

Go Out of that familiarity. It can be a very interesting space, indeed. So when I was at this workshop and I had the chance to go up on stage and present the idea and present the whole understanding on sales funnels, um, it required me to become adaptive and get present to the room and speak to everybody in the room. I see where they are currently with what they’re doing and then try to adapt the situation to fit everybody’s needs that were in the room. And um, I think, I think I did a good job at the end of it. I had a good response. I had good feedback on it and especially because it was not rehearsed in any way whatsoever. I managed to just be on spot and this just share my knowledge really just share that insights which gave people are very deeper look at what they’re currently doing in their business.

Then looking at what those processes are and seeing way they can actually streamline what they do to make it better. And then being able to adapt those streamlined processes into a format which can be built up into a customer journey, um, using an online sales funnel. I mean the, one of the interesting things that I learned was basically, uh, getting a sense for the room dynamic, the kind of energy in the room at the time of where people are and just looking and seeing the kind of look on their face when you share some information with them and what, what kind of micro expressions they are using to give you an indication of whether they understand what you’re saying or whether they’re actually going internal, you know, think thinking about what I was saying and then trying to apply it to their own business. So they have this internal processing going on, which on the external can look as if there may not be paying attention to what you’re saying, but they actually are.

They are, but they’re just trying to relate to it in there own way. So that was a very good insightful thing to pick up and learn on. And a, I think it helped me become a bit more aware or get more attuned with what the, what, what’s going on in, in that kind of environment. It’s really cool because um, you know, when it comes to like, you know, the whole idea of building rapport is about being in a synchronous, being synchronized with, those things around you. And then having the opportunity to actually going to speak like that and looking at the room and, and kind of feeding the energy of the room and then trying to relate the information to the different people in there and the different businesses and being able to, um, kind of just go with the flow and make sure that everybody is understanding what’s going on and nobody’s getting lost.

So that was, that was very insightful and really, really appreciate that I had the chance to do that. So it basically means that every time you’re presented with something new, your brain has to adapt to that situation or scenario. And each time you’re in those kinds of situations and you’re doing something new, your, you’re building these new kinds of networks in your brain, if you want to call it that, and a new experiences which the brain can then use in the future to make association to help you out in a similar situation or scenario. So it’s highly recommended to put yourself or have the kind of opportunity to expand your mind even when there’s a sense of fear or there’s, there’s an element of uncertainty about what could happen and how you can go about doing something. It’s, it’s a good thing to do because every now and then it’s a very ideal to stretch yourself, to stretch your mind, to stretch your thinking.

And that can only happen when you are put into situations and scenarios where it’s a required for you to kind of almost step up, I suppose in one way. But then the great thing is that once you have done it, you’ve built a new memory. You’ve built this new kind of program in your mind, which you know, you’ll, it gives you a sense of confidence as well because you feel internally that, well if you’ve done it once, you can do it again. So it’s, um, it’s a great, great experience in that context. And obviously the more you do it, the better you get over time. So on that note, it’s kind of a, a good way to try to put yourself in new situations and scenarios. Try something new every day, do something different, something that gets you thinking in a different way of doing things in a different way so that it can expand the way you think about things in just generally in your life, in your relationships.

And um, just keep, keep adapting to what the universe tries to send your away. And then the more you do it, the better you’ll become over time. So you got to start somewhere. So, you know, take, take the steps to do something new just get on with it and uh, learn, keep learning, keep learning. Never be afraid to learn. And don’t worry if you make mistakes along the way because making mistakes is actually making you better anyway because then you learn what not to do. So there you have it. Those where my, uh, thoughts and feelings about this new situation that I was put into and how it stretched me and uh, got me to step out of my comfort zone, I feel a bit grateful. It actually. So thanks again to Sukhi Wahiwal for making that happen and uh, thank you very much for listening. And if you got any questions just feel free to get in touch with me. Just get to a and click the contact button and feel free to get in touch.

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