Episode 107: Embracing Discomfort

Filed in All Episodes, Business Strategy, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development — July 27, 2023

As I sat in my beautiful dream office recording this episode with my podcast mic, I couldn’t help but feel the excitement and energy of being in this space. It’s like being a radio host, pouring my heart out and connecting with you. It’s truly an amazing experience. I sort of think since surpassing episode 100 I’ve been more sappy and full of gratitude for this opportunity to give it all away to you on this podcast. It’s just so surreal.

Let’s get into episode 107. As always, you can hear the audio version of this blog post above.

Change & Discomfort

I want to take a more personal approach and share some reflections that have been on my mind lately. You see, I’ve been feeling quite uncomfortable lately. Now that the dust has settled and my family and I have moved to a new state, I find myself adjusting to a whole new environment.

I was born and raised in Colorado, a place I hold dear to my heart and there’s little gems in Colorado I wish I had here like Bindle Coffee… if you know, you know. But now, I’m spending my summer in Texas, where the heat and humidity are truly over the top. I wake up and feel like I’m melting everyday.

Being in a new state where I don’t know anyone has made me realize the value of discomfort. Throughout my life, I’ve always been drawn to growth and expansion. Staying in one place for too long can create habitual patterns, and while comfort is not necessarily a bad thing, it can hinder personal growth. I’m not for the mundane life, as you know, since we’re finally settled after living a life of digital nomads. That’s why I’ve always been open to stepping out of my comfort zone, even if it means leaving the familiar behind.

In 2015, when my first child was just a year old, my husband and I decided to embark on a journey across the United States in an RV. We wanted to explore new places and find our next home. We lived in an RV for almost a year, and then we settled in North Carolina for a while before returning to Colorado. The pattern of seeking discomfort and “newness” continued as we traveled and explored, to now find ourselves in Texas.

I’m grateful for all the lessons through these experiences and particularly I’ve come to realize that discomfort is where growth happens. It’s in those moments of uncertainty and unfamiliarity that we discover our true capabilities. When we step outside our comfort zones, we challenge ourselves to adapt, evolve, and expand. && let me tell you, the feeling of looking back and realizing how capable you are is incredibly empowering.

Ultimately, my invitation to you is to embrace discomfort. You don’t have to make drastic moves or completely uproot your life like I did. It can start with small steps within your current circumstances. Push yourself to network in person, strike up conversations with new people, or explore new opportunities that make you feel uncomfortable AND excited.

Tying It To Business

This principle applies not only to our personal lives but also to our businesses.

Are you playing it safe and sticking to what feels comfortable? While alignment is crucial, it’s important not to let comfort hold you back from growth.

Experiment with new strategies, embrace social media platforms like reels and threads, show up on IG live, collaborate with others, or even make new friends in the online space. Discomfort in your business can lead to extraordinary growth and results.

My Free Invitation To You

To support your journey of embracing discomfort, I want to invite you to my free program called “Move.” This podcourse is designed to help you take aligned yet messy and necessary action in your business. It will empower you to step into your CEO power, make confident decisions, and fully believe in your capabilities. Taking action, even when it feels uncomfortable, is the catalyst for achieving better and greater results.

I have seen the amazing impact of discomfort in my own life and the lives of my children. By constantly challenging them and putting them in uncomfortable situations, they have become adaptable and confident individuals. I want to be that kind of person as well — forever open to new experiences and growth.

I urge you to look around and ask yourself where you can introduce discomfort into your life. It could be the key to unlocking your wildest dreams and desires. And if you have any recommendations for great coffee shops, restaurants, or must-visit places in the Dallas area, please reach out to me because while I am queen of finding Airbnb’s, I need help with these things. I’m always up for new connections and experiences, even in this scorching Texas heat.

I love you and until next time, I’m leaving you with this — Discomfort is the birthplace of growth and evolution. Let’s embrace it together and unleash our full potential.

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