Yesterday I gave my speech and it went really well! I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be, but I still repeated myself a few times and had to get into it before I felt comfortable. It was fun and very interesting. Lots of things go through your head – that surprised me because I thought getting words out would be my only focus, but I noticed other things as well.
I’m really glad that Connie asked me to be a speaker because I probably would have given myself excuses not to come as the event got closer especially last week when DMan wanted to go but airfare was overpriced and I couldn’t get him a ticket.
Plus we went on the pier on Friday and got to know each other. This helped me get to know most of the people who attended and that made it less
Below is a picture of me soaking up the sun and enjoying the company while walking down the Manhattan Beach Pier in California.
Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone
When she first asked my brain immediately said, “NO!!!” it wasn’t a soft oh no thank you, it was a yelling in your face NO! Usually when this happens I stop myself from responding right away because I want to step out of my comfort zone and do things that I thought I couldn’t.
I’ve done this several times and ALL of these times I can see how it helped me grow in my business and personally. When I think back some of these were actually small things, but at the time they were huge obstacles for me – I had to put myself out there and I had to put my business out there. What if people didn’t like me or my products?
What Is The Scariest Thing You’ve Done? Compare What’s Going On To That!
I even did something I was extremely terrified of a couple of years ago. I climbed Beacon Rock (I make this sound like I scaled it like a rock climber, but I walked up the path they have along the side of the rock – haha). When I did this I felt like I could literally die if I fell of that darn rock. I had to cross these switchblade bridge structures and when you looked through the cracks all you saw was the side of the rock going down, down, down and water beneath that. I can honestly say that was probably the scariest thing I’ve ever done.
So if you’ve got something stopping you because you’re scared – face them and say Yes instead of letting your brain scream no. It’ll take you out of your comfort zone and it’ll help you grow into the next stage of your business.
What Are You Scared of Right Now?
I’d like to know..
When you write about things it helps because a lot of time whatever it is you’re writing about doesn’t seem to be as scary.
Comment below to let me know.
I’d also love to know what you were scared of and did anyway. How did that work out for you?
Does anything in your business scare you? What? Are you just starting out or need to put more systems in place?
Training That Could Help Grow Your Business
The in-person event that I was at was being hosted by Connie Green. If you’d like to get on Connie’s list or learn more about her you can find her on her website
This is going to be a great course because it talks about important parts of your business that you need such as Reconnecting With Your Why, Revisiting Your Ideal Customer, Clarifying Your Current Profile Picture and Your Strength Assets and Business Weaknesses. She is also going to go into outsourcing, collaborting and systems.
What I like about Connie’s business model is that she has several successful ones in different areas. She has membership sites and training that she can promote, she has books that she’s published and hand out or give away on Kindle, she does
She knows how to combine all the pieces and work only a few hours a week. I don’t know how many hours she had to work before she hit this point, but it is possible.
She spends her time doing things she loves like volunteering for different charities and spending time with her family.
She is definitely someone you want to listen to about online business.
I’ve followed Connie for quite a few years and have always admired what she is doing. It is interesting because if you would have asked me I would never have guessed that I would meet Connie or that she would have a personal impact on my future. I’m very thankful she contacted me because she helped me step out of a box that I put myself in.
I’m not sure how this in-person workshop and talking will change me and my business, but sometimes you just know something is going to happen – so you go for it. A leap of faith. Is that what we all do in this business? Jump in and take a leap of faith that it is going to work. 🙂
Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone? What were the results? Please share in the comments.