Tag: comfort zone

Episode #150: Patience, Perseverance, and Podcasts

Cheryl Ilov, host of The FemiNinja Project podcast, flies solo as she celebrates the airing of Episode #150. Cheryl reflects on her wild and crazy journey of podcasting, including how she fell into podcasting, her many bloopers and blunders, including showing up to record an episode in her bathrobe but still managing to maintain her composure and professionalism despite her wardrobe faux pas.

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Episode #109: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Unleash Your Full Potential

Josiane Fortin is an author, entrepreneur, mom, multipotentialite coach, and the host of the Self-Publishing Queen podcast. Josiane shares her love of lifelong learning which she explored through living in two different foreign countries as an exchange student and becoming fluent in three languages. She also challenges her clients to get out of their comfort zone to unleash their full potential.  

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Episode #89: Comfort Zone and Leap of Faith

Getting out of our comfort zone is important for personal growth and development. But, how far would you be willing to push yourself? Meet Shelly Piaggio, entrepreneur, business owner, mom, and grandmother who took getting out of her comfort zone to a higher level by jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.

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How To Get Out Of Your Own Way

Sometimes you just have to get out of your own way. Or, more specifically, out of your mind. As someone who has been out of my mind more often than I care to admit, I understand how sometimes your mind can mess with your head. And your goals. And especially your dreams.

One of the things I learned as a brand new martial arts student was how to get out of the way of an attack. And I was really, really good at it. My technique of choice was to cover my head with my gi top and run off the mat screaming, “Don’t touch me!” Ah, yes. Those were the good old days.

Eventually I was able to get out of my head and into my body to stay engaged with my attacker and gracefully step out of the way. Soon after that, I was able to step back into my attacker and take him down. It was a slow and tedious process for me, but once I let go of my preconceived  conviction that I was going to get beaten to a pulp, magic slowly began to unfold.

Not only did I learn to get out of an attacker’s line of fire, I learned how to get out of my own way as well. Because it’s that negative self-talk, the fear that we are either going to fail, look stupid, be ridiculed, or fall on our face. Huh, been there, done that. All of the above. And yet I survived.

I have to be honest, and I have to confess that I still struggle with getting out of my own way, especially when a remarkable opportunity presents itself. And it recently did, but I’m not quite ready to talk about it quite yet. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it and wonder what I had gotten myself into.

But if we don’t keep reaching for new heights, think of all the incredible experiences we might miss out on. And that would just be sad, don’t you think?