Howdy folks,

It’s been a slice of a winter so far. I, personally, have shoveled the equivalent of three filled water bombers since January’s heinous snow-palooza (which didn’t catch on like I was hoping but alas) and my shoulders can’t take any more.

One great benefit to all of this extra time stuck indoors is the ability to focus on those passion projects we put aside. That craft you bought everything for, but tucked away in the fall. That song you started writing but you put down one evening when life got busy. That story you’ve been thinking about writing for years, but left in the pits of your mind.

See… one of the things about projects you’ve put aside is that, sometimes, there’s a reason you’ve put them aside. For me, that reason is usually that a project falls just outside of my comfort zone.

It’s easy to operate when you’re inside of your comfort zone.

You know where to look for the tools you need, you know where the manuals are, you can prepare for each next step along the familiar path.

But, stepping outside of your comfort zone means you feel like it’s your first day at a new job. We want to be perfect, we want the task to feel seemless, but we know it’s going to be a mess sometimes and it’s crucial to accept that it’s okay. It do really be like that.

This week on the podcast, I’m going to talk a bit about my own struggles and best advice for getting out of your comfort zone. Whether you’re trying something new or just trying to get out of your own rut, we’ll figure out some great ways to help revive that part of you that believes you can (probably) do it (adequately).

Stay tuned folks,

Brad

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