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Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: How to Overcome Fear and Embrace Growth

career corporate mindset success Sep 14, 2023
Feet within a circle showing how people like to stay in their comfort zone

Why is it so easy to regress to our comfort Zone when our intentions for change are strong? 

Have you bought books, online classes, exercise programs, and magazine subscriptions yet never used them? The programs either expire or collect dust. Does that sound familiar? 

Have you experienced this agonizing need for "CHANGE" throughout your body and know that if you took the proper steps right now, you would have a more fulfilling life? 

Yet, as "change" knocks on your door. Overwhelm, anxiousness, and fear are standing beside you to keep you from exiting into the life you dream of.

I rescheduled my Law School Admission Test (LSAT) three times because the idea of failing the exam freaked me out more than actually taking the exam and failing. How stupid of me! 

Why didn't I write the darn thing? 

I have many instances where I ALMOST made a change but regressed to my comfort zone. The physical pain of change and fear of failing took over me, and I allowed it because it felt good to return to my safety net.

Here I am, 19 years later, still regretting my decision not to take the LSATs. Regrets have a way of haunting us for life. 

If you have read this far, it's time to figure out how to navigate the complexity around change so that it doesn't hold you back from being the hero in your story. 

  1. Drink lots of water, exercise, and be mindful of what you put in your body.

  2. Don't settle for anything less than what you KNOW you deserve.

  3. Push through the hard days, the uncomfortable moments.

  4. Make a list of EVERYTHING that brings you joy and align your career to what brings you happiness.

  5. Money matters and brings happiness; there is nothing like knowing you can pay your bills and be able to buy nice things. 

  6. Be strategic about your career decisions and know at what age and with how much money you want to retire.

  7. Get yourself a career coach, a life coach to help you achieve your goals ( You won't regret it, I don't)

Five years ago, for the first time, I worked with a business coach to help me with an idea. At the time, the concept of a coach was new to me, yet I embraced it because I was ready to have someone help me change my life. A coach helps keep the focus on future outcomes while giving you the tools to overcome fear and strategize ideas into actional steps.

I am genuinely happy with my life and career decisions. I LOVE what I do without feeling stressed, tired, or overwhelmed. I am financially stable and can afford the things I want without working those crazy lawyer hours. And I like the same for you! 

What is holding you back in life? How can I help? 

With love + authenticity

Coach MJ


*This article was NOT written with the help of ChatGPT or any other AI platform