Monday, August 25, 2014

Outside my comfort zone!

 Tonight's saying....

 And I LOVE it!!  I have really been stepping out of mine lately!!  I was listening to my "thinking hero", Paul Martinelli, talk about the way you can tell if you are outside your comfort zone... and know what that is?  It is that you will be failing.  You WILL be experiencing failure!  As long as you are not only ASPIRING to be, do and have more, but are actually GOING FOR IT, you will find there are situations in which you will not succeed.  But that failure can actually become a success if you take the lesson learned and use it for growth.

A few areas in which I am taking a big ol step out of my comfort zone.... I will start a mastermind group on September 9 which will meet every Tuesday morning at 9:00, last for one and a half hours, and will go one for about 6 weeks.  I was originally going to hold it for 10 weeks, but I think I am going to try my first one over a shorter period of time.  If you are local, get in touch with me if you think you'd like to be a part of a mastermind group.  

I have accepted two new speaking engagements.  One will be a 1/2 day workshop for an energy company.  And one will be a two hour inspirational gig to fire up some employees to maximize an upcoming busy season! In both cases, I'll be discussing company culture, helping establish values, look at employees' strengths, and help establish a positive mindset for all involved.

I am also doing some personal life coaching, which I didn't know how I'd like, but I am LOVING IT! It is so rewarding to help someone figure out their own answers, which are always found within, by asking good questions.  As it turns out, I just really, really LOVE people.  I doubt that's any new news to any of you Mojoy regulars, though.

Last thing... I am getting geared up for my upcoming fall retreat.  I am definitely planning to have some personal retreat info included with the art projects.  I am also thinking of opening it up for a much larger crew.  If you are out of towners, my home will be available for you to stay in.  If you are local, there will be a cheaper option if you choose to just partake in the activities of the days!  It will be the first weekend of October.  (Yes, Cherry, that means I am out on the Canton trip... but I do not have another available weekend!!)  If you are interested in being a part of the retreat, send me an email.  I'll keep your contact, so I can send you more details as they arise to help you make up your mind.

That all being said.... let's remember, I am a physical therapist!  So, any of this coaching, speaking, training... well that is ALL new to me.  And very exciting!  But outside of my comfort zone, nonetheless.  Are you doing anything to expand YOUR horizons?!  If not, get on it!!  If so, drop me a line and tell me about it!!



Unknown said...

That is my biggest problem! I rarely step out, in every way. I will say the past few months I've ventured out and going to Houston ALONE in October with thousands of other people is VERY VERY much out of my comfort zone but I'm going for it. I even canceled something else to go, I'm ready to grow and learn.
Thanks for always being an inspiration to us!

melanie, aka Mo said...

Drive yo butt up to west Monroe in October for art retreat! You will NOT regret it!

Cherry said...

Aw man hate y'all are not going.....��

Jennifer Perkins said...

I have stepped WAY out of my comfort zone in the past two months. I quit a job that I loved, after 5 1/2 years, because I felt it was time for something different. Still not sure what that is, but praying and believing that God is in control. Also, I have started exercising and walking/running, in preparation of participating in a 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles) in March. I have never been one to do any form of exercise, although I knew I should. I'm absolute loving it!!! Your posts have been very encouraging and helping me to realize...I CAN DO IT!!!!! Thank you!!