What does it mean to be comfortable? And what happens when we push ourselves outside the realm of our comfort zones? Great things? Discomfort? Or both?
It’s not often Kelly and Brooke get to record their conversations in person, so when they knew they’d be attending the Problogger conference together in early September, it was too good an opportunity to pass by.
Given previous episodes where both Brooke and Kel have shared their discomfort at attending big, busy events, networking, meeting new people and walking in to a room full of strangers, they thought that a discussion on comfort zones would be fascinating. Add to that the fact that Kel didn’t have the opportunity to prepare ahead of recording, and you have a very timely exploration of comfort/discomfort.
Turns out Kel and Brooke have similar ideas on what happens when they stay inside their comfort zones too long, as well as what happens when we intentionally put ourselves outside them. Kel talks about the idea that ‘nothing good ever comes on this side of your comfort zone’ and both Brooke and Kel share some examples of a time where getting comfortable with being uncomfortable has paid off.
Brooke also talks about being more confident to head out of her comfort zone these days, and the need to return to it sometimes in order to recallibrate and learn.
Such a fun and interesting conversation this week and great listening for anyone looking to expand into the unknown or uncomfortable – even just a little.
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