Experience the Empowerment of Expanding Your Comfort Zone

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You can teach an old dog new tricks but that old dog must leave its comfort zone to do so!

So what big hairy audacious goals (BHAG) have you set for 2018? I challenge you to set at least one!!

Recently I took a major risk when I came ‘out of the closet’ as an Intuitive Business Coach specializing in Energy Techniques during a keynote to a business audience. When I first pitched the idea to talk about Energy techniques, I was nervously excited about the possibility. As the keynote grew closer, I had to use those energy techniques to deal with significant nervousness and anxiety about taking this risk. Well, I’m pleased to say that it was extremely well received! And I the personal satisfaction of expanding into a new comfort zone is absolutely exhilarating.

Now on the other side of the risk, I’m elated! Feeling incredibly empowered and centered to be able to offer all my clients the benefits of my complete expertise. It went even better than I could imagine!

So, how can you do it?

  1. Set a Big Hairy Audacious Goal This is a goal that is really outside of your realm of comfort. Something that you may have dreamt about, but felt too scared or nervous to seriously contemplate doing it in the past. Write it down on paper – it’s said that you are 80% more likely to reach the goal if it is written where you see it daily.
  2. Share it With Others By sharing the goal (in my case, having it written in a published schedule) you make a deeper level of commitment to fulfilling the goal. In this way, when fear gets in the way, you’ll be more likely to move through it because you’ll break your word, not only to yourself but to others as well.
  3. Managed the Emotional DiscomfortYes, we all experience emotional or mental discomfort when we step outside that comfort zone – and we deserve to learn how to manage it. Positive self-talk is important – you need to encourage yourself and realize that you are capable of moving through the fear/anxiety as you realize the goal. Be willing to ask for help.
  4. Get A Lot of Support!Reach out to numerous people and request support when you doubt yourself. If you need some help to work through this goal you might like to hire a coach who can assist you from fear to confidence.
  5. Celebrate!As you take each step towards the goal, really appreciate yourself for the risks you are taking. Once you have achieved that “BHAG” share your success with others as you champion yourself for a job well done. Enjoy the exhilaration – you’ve done the work so you deserve the high!
  6. Review the Process and RepeatTake time to reflect on what made it easier to reach this goal. Notice areas of greater challenge and how you overcome these obstacles. Make notes so that you’ll have this as a guide for the next big goal you set. Then simply repeat as you set the next big goal!

Wishing you many new breakthroughs and many Big Hairy Audacious Goals being achieved in 2018!

If you are seeking a keynote speaker on Energy Techniques for Business Success – please contact Sylvia.

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