As I wrote about in my previous blog post “How to break out of your Comfort Zone” you will recall that your comfort zone is where your day to day activities end up predicting your daily routine. It is where a person feels at ease, familiar and in control. And this can be good and bad.

But as I pointed out, you end up missing out on the excitement and adventure in your life if you stay inside your comfort zone too much. And who doesn’t love a little excitement and adventure?

Remember the saying “everything you want is right outside your comfort zone. (tweet this)

“Many people try to avoid pressure, yet the absence of any tension or pressure usually creates a sense of boredom and the lackluster experience of life that so many people complain about.” ~ Anthony Robbins

I am great at breaking out of my comfort zone in certain situations and in others it can be a real challenge. So writing this has helped me as much as I hope it will help you.

Remember our comfort zones can be so comfy and easy but quite dangerous too, because once you’re in, it’s twice as hard to break out.

Don't expect to see a change if you don't make one.

I’m going to share with you 16 different ways that you can start to get outside your comfort zone easily and effortlessly. Because the more you do it, the easier it becomes.

Living in your comfort kills more ideas and opportunities than anything else. (tweet this!)

Here are some proven ways to develop the confidence and the action needed to assist you in stepping out of your comfort zone.

1. Take small steps to get out outside your comfort zone. I won’t lie to you, it take brass ovaries and a lot of courage to break out of your comfort zone. So start slow, start small, but do it.
2. Make quick decisions. Go with your intuition and don’t second guess yourself. What happens more often then not is that we overthink things and don’t follow our intuition.
3. Do everyday things differently. Do you ALWAYS drive the same way to work, church, school? Do you always eat at the same restaurant and order the same thing? Commit to changing things up a bit and just see how you go over the next week.
4. Push yourself to do something different. Do a little self talk and push yourself outside your comfort zone. Maybe you have a fear of public speaking, and don’t want to try Periscope. Invite some close friends and do a private one to get yourself started.
5. Believe that you can change. If you doubt that you can achieve or change something, than guess what you are right. If you don’t believe you can do it, it will never happen.
6. Practice. If you want to achieve something that’s a little uncomfortable for you then take the time to improve your skills. Learn what you need to learn and ultimately build up your expertise.
7. Be open to new ideas. If someone suggests something for you to do, don’t just ignore it. Embrace it and see how it makes you feel.
8. Walk the talk. If you are making suggestions to others, then I highly suggest you take your own advice. {I will admit this is something I need to do more often}

Do one thing everyday that scares you.
9. Great lessons and adventures. Think about your life. How many times have you tried something that has taken you outside your comfort zone and have really gained some knowledge and had fun too. Don’t discount this fact.
10. Strive to be the BEST you can be. Don’t settle for second best. Don’t settle for mediocrity when it comes to your dreams and what you want to achieve in your life and business.
11. Make a list of what you want to achieve. Review it every day to keep you motivated. And take steps towards it.
12. Be proud. Every small success. Every small step you take outside your comfort zone I want you to celebrate and be proud of.
13. Don’t care what others think. It’s ok to make a fool of yourself. I think most of us stay in our comfort zones because we are fearful of what other people will think. But yet, think about how much you adore those people who are real and share from the heart. There is no judgement, more often than not there is admiration. So, commit to being a goofball and go for it.
14. Figure out what’s the worst thing that can happen. Will it kill you? Often times what is holding us back is “fear” and you can learn more about this in my blog “How to Break through Fears and Self-Doubts.” But really, will getting up in front of a group of people kill you? Nah. And if you try and “fail” you need to celebrate the fact that you tried and had the courage to take the risk in the first place.
15. Embrace the unknown. Can you get excited about not knowing what is going to happen next? It can be really fun. So try it and see how you go. Often times you will be so surprised at how much fun is on the other side.
16. Take the Initiative. Seek out help if you want to make something happen. Having a mentor can help you get outside your comfort zone even more than on your own.

You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. ~ Denis Waitley (tweet this)

Bottom line, it’s so imperative to be yourself, but we can often times get a little too comfortable. I am not suggesting you do something crazy, but I am asking you to take calculated risks that will help you move forward in both your life and business.

This isn’t going to be easy. It will take time. But don’t let that stop you. Commit, be patient, and ALWAYS believe that you can do anything you put your mind to. (tweet this)



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