Will You Exit Your Comfort Zone?

Steve with Jake and Rex Williams SunPop Austin



In the video, I update you on a recent trip to Wizard Academy to produce a video. Yes, it’s part of The Year of Adventure – 2015. While driving to Austin, I thought about how my Story and trip illustrates “The Four Stages of Change Leading to a Breakthrough.”

The Next Level Journey is about your trip from here to there. It requires you to leave…

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Where did the unhappy people go? – Part 2

How many times have you said, “I can’t wait until…” or “I’ll be happy when I …?”

Something has zapped the happiness of our workforce. According to the 2011 version of The Conference Board Job Satisfaction Survey only 47.2 percent of the respondents reported “satisfaction.” The first year for the survey (1987) a 61.1 percent satisfaction rate was…

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Where did the unhappy people go?

“I finally figured out how to improve employee morale,” David McInnis said to Roy Williams.

“Productivity skyrockets and everyone loves coming to work. It’s program that never fails. Works every time.”

I stood there looking at David.

He stood there looking at me.

Finally, I raised my shoulders and turned my palms upward.

Looking steadily into my eyes, David said, “Fire all the unhappy people.”

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Are You a Greedy Monkey?

Here’s the short story about The Monkey and The Juggler.  

In a mango orchard outside a village there lived a mischievous monkey. The whole day, he would jump from one tree to another. Thus the monkey kept on eating the ripe mangoes. The orchard-keeper tried to trap the monkey. But every time the monkey escaped the trap.

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Enter the Safety Zone

Step on to the playground and listen. As tensions rise, you just might hear a preschooler or perhaps a kindergartener squeal, “My dad can do anything!”

Flash back to 1946 and hear the battle of the sexes put to music as Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton perform “Anything You Can Do” in Annie Get Your Gun.

Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better…

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Two Reasons You Stay in a Comfort Zone

Picture by Steve Snodgrass flickr

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.  – Brian Tracy

Where do you feel most at home in your work-life?

When are you the least anxious, stressed or threatened?

What situations present you with little strain or tension?

Your answers may reveal your comfort zone(s).

What about public speaking? For some just the…

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