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Success Starts with Discomfort

shutterstock_384355429Taking a chance is uncomfortable. Even if you think you’ve done all the research and you are confident about the destination, it takes guts to venture into the unknown. Just like with sailing… you know your boat, you have the skills to sail successfully and you’re prepared for a day out, but there’s always a chance of rain. But if you want the experience, you can’t stand on the shore. You have to take action, even when it’s uncomfortable.

Wealthy entrepreneurs and other successful professionals have undergone that same challenge in business – some many times over – but if you want to grow, you have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. You have to know when to take action, even when you’re afraid or faced with uncertainty. Living in your comfort zone will NOT help you build a successful business or build true wealth.

At The Growth Coach, our coaches around the world see many small business owners every year who are uncomfortable with being uncomfortable. Some let their fears stall their progress and, even if they’re making money, they’re not experiencing the kind of business growth and wealth they dream about. Others take a deep breath, prepare themselves and take action. In spite of fear or being out of their comfort zone, they still get moving.  Once moving, their fears and discomfort dissipate.  As an owner and leader, do you take action despite your fears and mental discomfort?  If not, what could that be costing you and your business?

In a blog post Growth Coach Co-Founder Dan Murphy wrote back in 2011, he pointed out that wealthy entrepreneurs have figured out a secret: a person’s comfort zone equals their wealth zone. To get to the next level of success, wealth and happiness, a person must continually leave their comfort zone (status quo, habits, limiting beliefs, knowledge base, skill level, etc.) and try new activities, learn new things, meet new people, take reasonable risks, and seize opportunities.  They must stretch. There is no additional financial growth unless there is personal growth. If you stop growing, so does your business. Put bluntly, if you aren’t willing to get uncomfortable at times, you are not growing and neither will your wealth, Murphy wrote.

If you have trouble taking action and living with discomfort, it might be time to find a mentor, business coach or someone else who can help you be accountable for your successes, failures, progress and procrastination!

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I’m Aundre Pace, owner of The Growth Coach of Plainfield and Naperville, and I’m here to help you find success in business and balance in life. As a Growth Coach, I work with business owners, company leaders, management teams, sales people and self-employed professionals through quarterly workshops, one-on-one coaching, special project coaching and more.

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I started working with Aundre on August of 2015. The main reason I wanted to work with him was to have assistance in growing the income from my direct marketing jewelry business. I specifically told him I was looking for an accountability partner to whom I had no emotional attachment. Having worked with him for four months, I am very pleased with the results. Though I have not achieved all of my desired goals as of yet, I have been able to identify many of the obstacles to that and have eliminated some of them. He has helped me to see more clearly that some of my original goals were not realistic and has helped me reformulate them. In addition, by helping me set goals that I was able to achieve, he has helped me develop more of a can do attitude. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is trying to get their business (and/or their life) on the right track.

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