Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Make a Difference for Yourself and Others


I originally posted this at the end of 2012; however, I wanted to re-post it because although we are already halfway through 2013, the message still applies. And it will ALWAYS apply!

Playing it Safe?

The time to play it safe is past....

Today I want to acknowledge three people who are going way out of their comfort zones all the time and who made a big difference for me and others. 

 One is a client, Logan Frye  (listen to his audio interview on this blog): 
Logan's Job Hunt Story - short audio        

The other two are great public figures: Jack Canfield, a well-known Santa Barbarian, author, and inspiration to millions; and career advisor Mildred Culp.     
Your community might be on line or blended as with most of us. Now is the time to get out of your comfort zone and give back in ways greater and more effectively than ever before. YOU will be the big time winner here.

You will grow your skills and your network.

Better Skills + Stronger Network =   Greater Net worth

Logan Frye used a combination of Social Media  (Linked In, Facebook, Monster, and plenty of other on line resources to find his dream job in his dream city of Manhattan, New York.    He took a leap of faith and moved from Michigan where the new college grad blended his elbow grease with shoe leather and knocked on plenty of doors.  

You, too, can find your dream job by first deciding what the qualities of the job or the people you will work with are. Once you decide what's more important to you, you can begin to follow up leads and tell friends and interviewers what you prefer.   Most of the people who agree to see you for informational interviews want to help people who are eager to help themselves and who pay it forward.

Like Jack Canfield says repeatedly in his good books "Key to Living",  "Life Lessons", or the "Chicken Soup" series,

"Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."

"Most everything you want it out there waiting for you to ask.  Everything you want it just outside your comfort zone."

“There are essentially two things that will make you wise -- the books you read and the people you meet.”