In my last blog I talked about being stuck in my comfort zone. By not pushing myself beyond my comfortable activities I became somewhat bored and unmotivated with my business. So now my task at hand is to determine what are the best activities that will help move me into the Learning Zone (where I am uncomfortable) but that will also help my business grow. I can already tell you the answers, it’s been two areas I’ve been thinking about for some time and haven’t completed. But before I tell you what I plan to do next I want to take a moment to clarify something.
While I have felt unmotivated for a few weeks I needed enough time to realize this lack of motivation was more than just a time of healing and rejuvenation. For example, there are times when I come off a big project, perhaps a big corporate training job or launching a new product or service which has consumed my extra time and energy for weeks even months leading up to the event. With that in mind following the event I always give myself time to regroup and rest. I know that my body, mind and soul needs a rest and allowing myself that down time is a very important component to my ability to achieve peak performance.
If I expected myself to be at 100% following a big event odds are I would get frustrated, anxious and maybe even disappointed with myself for not being and doing my best. But by allowing myself a short period of down time I am able to become totally refreshed and re-energized with my business. The problem this time is it was taking more than my usual week to recoup. That’s when I realized it’s time Adri’ stepped out of her comfort zone and into the “Learning Zone”. OK so here goes.
My two activities that I need to focus on, the two activities that will push and force me to stretch myself into a new realm of my business is posting an article in a major magazine and re-launching my new key note speaking program. Don’t’ ask me WHY this makes me uncomfortable, the article more so than the key note speaking gig. I’m certain it’s some underlying “limiting belief” that is raising it’s ugly head and holding me back but like that game at amusement centers when that little head pokes up I’m going to smash it down with the foam bat.
So this Blog is my way of saying to you, to the universe, to God and to me that I am committed to focusing my efforts in this area and spend some time every day focused on achieving these two goals. So there, I said it now I just have to DO IT. If you are one of my coaching clients feel free to ask me about it, I double dare you!