Successful people are risk takers and successful people know that the key to continued growth and success is to get uncomfortable. Getting uncomfortable keeps you sharp, it keeps you in tune with what your clients want and it forces you to always bring your “A” game. When you feel like your success has grown stagnant take a step back and consider if maybe you’ve just gotten too comfortable with your career? Or with your business?
When it comes to growing your business is there something you’ve always wanted to do but you’ve been hesitant because you just aren’t sure of yourself? Is there something that you know would skyrocket your business to the top but it’s risky or outside of your realm of comfort? If your sales have plateaued and you desire to continue to grow your sales then get uncomfortable. Take a deep breath, form a plan and stick to it. Don’t chicken out.
Set your goals. Write them down. Follow them. Continue to tell yourself that real growth only happens when you get uncomfortable. It’s time to push yourself, see what you’re made of and move forward. We all have times in our lives where we are just comfortable and that’s okay. Some people grow a business and are content when it plateaus. They just coast along keeping it at the same level and they are happy. And others of us are blessed (or cursed, whichever way you look at it) with the desire to always want more. To want to achieve more. To keep on going. We are those people that need to get uncomfortable.
So is getting uncomfortable for you? Take a moment and think about your career/business. Where are you in it? Is it enough for you? Do you want more? Where do you see yourself in 5 years, 10 years, heck where do you see yourself this year? If you want more, need more, desire more – then keep climbing my friend. Make a pact with yourself right now that you are going to spend more time this year getting uncomfortable and you will be amazed at what you can do.
Danae Branson is the founder of Elite Scheduling Services offering virtual appointment setting, marketing and administrative services to professionals in the financial industry. You can learn more at www.eliteschedulingservices.com.