Made you look, didn’t I? Sorry, no nekkidity here today.
However, everybody has had the dream where you show up for class without any clothes on, right? Don’t be joshing me; I know you all have.
Don’t worry, you are saved, I certainly won’t be taking off my clothes here; but, if you feel like your life has become too predictable (I have) then I want to challenge you to get out of your personal space and comfort zone. 30-days in the title sounded better than 9 months but what I propose is finding at least one thing a month to do for 6-months or so that totally takes you out of your comfort zone.
Just one a month.
- Introduce yourself to 3 new people at a networking event
- Perform some type of public speaking/singing
- ASK somebody to do business with you…for pay
- Go to a restaurant you have never been to and order something unique off the menu
- Spend time around people more successful than you
- Say ‘yes’ to every single opportunity for a month, big or small
- Try a new hobby
- Pick a book totally outside your area of interest, and read it
- For a day, make eye contact and smile at everyone you see
- Visit a total stranger at a nursing home and take the time to learn their story
As you can see, there are a myriad of things you can do that make you feel just a little uncomfortable and can probably come up with plenty on your own.
Other than making me uncomfortable, what will this get me?
A new car? Not likely but it could if that is what is holding you back in sales and you might be surprised how it can subtly change your life and pull it out of those deep ruts. It’s bound to help you grow and by opening your mind it will expand your horizons.
If you feel like you are too predictable and stuck on square one this will provide just enough creative juices to give you the confidence to be bolder in everything you do.
Vanilla is a killah…
But I won’t shave my legs
Why not? If it will take you out of the zone and get you out of a rut, run with it.
It sounds too silly to really work
Try it; if it doesn’t work and you haven’t changed a habit or two or phobia by the end of the year, I will guarantee your money back.
But I am afraid
Of course you are, but the only thing we have to fear is fear itself, right? The real question is, what do you have to lose? Personally, I think the reward far exceeds the risks and it might be something you will continue each month thereafter.
The more you expand your horizons, the more interesting you become, the more interesting you become the more others like to be around you, the more others like to be around you the more you get invited for drinks and food; so how can this not be a win-win, huh?
And the results are:
If you are already doing this I would like to hear about it; whether you feel it makes your life more interesting. If not, are you willing to at least give it a try?
Here’s to full frontal nudity in a classroom of your peers; do I feel a draft in here?