In the video, I update you on a recent trip to Wizard Academy to produce a video. Yes, it’s part of The Year of Adventure – 2015. While driving to Austin, I thought about how my Story and trip illustrates “The Four Stages of Change Leading to a Breakthrough.”
The Next Level Journey is about your trip from here to there. It requires you to leave a Comfort Zone to grow your influence as a leader or achieve next level success as a team, business, or company.
To exit or stay put
Several things must happen for you step out of your Comfort Zone.
- Celebration – high fives on your success, you got here. Well done. But what got you here won’t get you there.
- Promise – While here is to be celebrated there is greater still. After a while, you can get comfortable which leads to status quo. But you’ve got more to offer and it’s time.
- Pain – To get there something must end, or you are stuck here. Pain is your friend. As C. S. Lewis wrote, “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
To step over the threshold of fear holding us captive in “Stuckville” requires celebration, promise, pain, and the ability to see the Safety Zone. The Safety Zone appears when you see the risk but go for it.
Case in point, this video blog. I’m pretty comfortable putting my ideas out there in writing. I’ve been blogging every week for over six years. But adding a video to my blog “I FEEL the risk, but I’m going for it,” — yes, my Safety Zone.
Create space to think
The recording session with Jake and Rex Williams at SunPop was magical.
The experience changed me. I’ve seen the first version and can’t wait to share it with you. We created some-thing that could not exist until I was willing to exit my Comfort Zone.
So, here’s your question, you knew it was coming, right?
Where do you need to step out of your Comfort Zone today?
Here’s to your next level,