How Do I Get Out Of My Comfort Zone?Oct 29, 2020
Going back over my notes from a coaching call in March of this memorable year, I came across a startling question. It went something like this…
“I FEEL LIKE I'M IN A KIND OF A RUT. STALE. ALMOST LIKE I AM COASTING AND MISSING OUT ON OPPORTUNITIES. I THINK I HAVE BECOME TOO COMFORTABLE WITH THE LEVEL MY BUSINESS IS AT. HOW DO I SHAKE THINGS UP AND GET OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE?”
The question was startling to me because it was so honestly self-revealing, self-aware and insightful. It was just the kind of conclusion successful independent contractors and entrepreneurs come to on a regular basis.
Here is a summary of the great advice she received from her team.
Take some time to head on up to the mountain, stop working in your business and work on your business.
Examine every aspect of your business one at a time.
Pay attention to what makes you the most uncomfortable. It is usually the thing you need most to change.
Make sure you are doing the basics consistently, because the further away from the well you get, the harder it is to save your life when you need water.
Ask for guidance in your morning routine Silence and really listen. Journal the answers you receive.
Look for windows of opportunity.
When you set your goal, pick a number higher than you actually want and shoot for it.
Don't let your routine get you into a rut.
Calibrate your reach and stretch a little.
Since that conversation, this agent has expanded into a new market, continued to build listing inventory and keep in touch with her clients and prospects.
In hindsight, it was a great time to be asking the question about shaking things up and shooting for more, because so many have responded to the pandemic by withdrawing and scaling back. As Floyd Wickman put it, "The economy doesn't have to determine your economy."
The Floyd Wickman Team blog by Mike Pallin
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