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Why "Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone" Is NOT The Answer To All Of Your Problems



Comfort is seriously underrated.

Especially when we’re talking about professional growth.

As I (and pretty much everyone else on the planet) have said before, there’s no question that success stays stagnant when you get too comfortable. But there are also many ways that comfort WORKS.

Lately I’ve had a strong desire for change AND a strong desire for comfort.


It’s a little weird to have both of these feelings at once. But as I’ve been talking to women about the challenge of wanting more – but NOT wanting to feel uncomfortable – I remember things that are integral to my philosophy, things that I really know.

We make up that professional growth has to feel a certain way. Challenging, painful even, as we crawl our way to “the top”. And of course, sometimes it is.

But what if you decided that your success path was only going to feel great?

What if you remembered that you’re actually designed for your dream and what you really want your career to look like fits you like a glove?

What if you trusted yourself and your vision enough to know that you could have it all?

Would you be less afraid to “make the leap” or “go bigger”?

This is stuff I’m thinking about a lot lately.

The gift of stepping INTO your comfort zone means you do work that’s natural for you – literally staying in your ‘comfort zone of genius’.

It means you figure out the easiest way to get where you want to be.

It means you say yes to what fits and feels right to you and you let go of what’s not working.

It means you cushion the fear, challenges and bumps in the road when they show by being really loving to yourself.

It means you stop buying into the constant messaging that success HAS to be hard…so you can hear your own intuition and allow yourself to BE successful, without all the resistance.

Think about what you equate with “success”. Consider how much you’ve absorbed from the culture about what that must be like, especially getting there.


Then make a decision that you're going to live into your destiny and that it doesn't HAVE to be hard. It can be wonderful, it can be thrilling and it could even be pretty simple.

What's your wish for your business or career?


My coaching programs are designed to help you create and live the dream version of your professional life...and one that really works for you too. If you want your success to be so much easier, sign up for a Free Meet & Greet Coaching Consultation with me HERE.