“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my comfort zone. I’ve been thinking about just how much I miss it. But I believe you’ll never really see the possibilities that life has in store if you stay inside your comfort zone.
I want to address this one specifically to the good men reading this. There needs to be a project about that. #rimshot
Sorry, lame joke is lame. I want to apologize to my readers, my friends, family, and my dog for that lame attempt at comedy.
Anyway, how many of you can honestly respond to this scenario with an “of course I can! I wouldn’t even think twice about it!”
You’re at a party for a co-worker. You really don’t want to be there. You’re just going through the motions.
But you look across the room and you see…her. Instead of modelling cars on The Price is Right, this magnificent woman is at this party and she’s re-filling her cheese tray.
Here’s the scenario: would you just walk up to her and casually start talking to her? Could you do this with no anxiety or trepidation?
Gentlemen…can you really say this? Can you really respond with a “hell yeah I can?” Raise your hands.
To those raising your hands, are you telling the truth? * sees fewer hands raised *
Admittedly, there are guys out there who can. To those gentlemen, I want to shake your hand because I sure couldn’t do it.
I’m bringing up comfort zone because of something going on this week. By the time this column goes up, I’ll have done something so far outside of my comfort zone that I can’t even remember where I put it. I’m not a center of attention kind of guy. I’m basically the shy, snarky, nerdy guy who sat in the back of the room in school making fun of everyone in my head.
I’m holding an in-person coaching workshop on Wednesday, October 12th. In this event I’m going to be in front of people, being a gift to these people, and supporting them in getting un-stuck from their creative projects.
Here’s what’s going on in my mind. I’m scared. I’m nervous. I’m anxious. And I’m worried.
And that’s just what’s at the surface!
Now, I’m not talking about this being like a Tony Robbins thing. Far from it. What I’m talking about this being is an intimate gathering of people who are looking to move their lives forward in a creative direction. I’m just going to be the catalyst for their breakthrough.
But I’m no performer. I’m a writer. I’m the shy guy who makes fun of people in my head from the back of the room.
Even with all this in my space, there’s something lying underneath which is really juicy to me.
This could be the catalyst for the growth of Team Ryan Coaching that I’m looking to create. This could be a huge boost of personal confidence for me in all aspects of my life.
Here’s the juiciest part: I could be really good at this. I could be really good at public speaking.
But I’ll never know unless I’ll step outside that comfort zone. And trust me, this is way outside my comfort zone.
Another thing that could be outside your comfort zone is enrolling in coaching. Taking on this work can be scary (as I well know.) But you’ll never know what you’re truly capable of unless you step outside that comfort zone.
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If you knew what kind of person I was being before I got into coaching almost three years ago, you probably wouldn’t recognize me. That’s all because I stepped outside my comfort zone.
Living your life as if you’re alive begins with stepping outside your comfort zone.
Now, who took my comfort zone? I’m not mad. Just return it to me and I’ll ask no questions. I’m going to turn around, and by the time I count to ten, I want it back on my desk.
Photo by Kian McKellar