But, I like my soft, holy (as in hole-filled), blue jammies! Ok. I know they look old. I also know my husband can’t possibly find me attractive in them, but, they are so comfortable!!! I really don’t want to have to break in anything new. New jammies can be soft, but it takes me months to get them to feel like I want them to feel.
As I look at my life I can see so many areas that I also slip in to that are soooo comfortable, but just not very eye-appealing to others. Know what I mean? The same desire for “comfort” applies to me stepping out of my comfort zone to network.
It is very difficult for me to want to meet new people and make new friends. If I do that, it means I’m going to have to come out of my comfort zone, get cleaned up, present a “good” look, and share some of my story with someone. It always sounds exhausting and often I simply don’t make the effort or I go and don’t crack a smile or start a conversation.
But, you know what? When I do make the effort to come out of my comfort zone and meet new people, I always enjoy it. As a matter of fact, some of my closest friends are “new” friends or new clients.
So, when was the last time you made an effort to leave your comfort zone and really get to know someone new? Are you lonely? Do you need new clients? My mom’s words of “you have to be a friend to find a friend” ring so true in my life now – for both relationships and business growth.
Take a pencil and write down the name of three people that you would like to get to know better. Then beside each of the names write down 1) how you can leave your comfort zone 2) make an effort to know them (write some questions to ask them) 3) write a date and time deadline for taking action.
Let me know how it goes!
P.S. I still have my soft, blue, holy jammies. I don’t wear them…but have them— just in case!