What holds you back from being unstoppable? In this Expert Insight Interview, David Wood discusses how 30 percent more courage can double your revenue and happiness. David Wood is a Founder at Focus, helping entrepreneurs to double their revenues and be extraordinary.
The interview discusses:
The comfort zone
Getting a coach
Choosing to have control over your life
The Comfort Zone
Staying in your comfort zone can provide you with a pleasant life, but you will never know what hides beyond that comfort zone. That is where the courage and the willingness to feel uncomfortable are stepping in. The reward that is waiting for you is just outside of your comfort zone.
Get a Coach
People usually do not realize the limitations of their comfort zone, and they need someone to points them out. That is why coaching is the key. It is beneficial to have someone who can see things objectively yet is honest with you, stays on your side, and wants to give you a little push. Or maybe a person already pushes so much on so many different areas, and a coach can help that person slow down.
The hardest thing for people is to find their edge. The practice that can help with that is to ask yourself a question what would you do if you were fearless. Take a piece of paper and a pen, and write answers down for your personal and business life. You do not have to do all the things that you wrote down but a couple. And when you decide to go for it, get a coach because things tend to look less scary if you start looking at them from a different perspective.
Choose the Control
We can choose whether we want to be the drivers in the car of our lives or sit in the passenger seat. Over time, people get busy with things, adopt patterns, and default to the passenger seat without noticing it. To step out of those patterns, you need some disruption. It is necessary to take ownership of the situation and to realize that you always have a choice. Thus, choose to be in control of your own life, push further, and look for breakthroughs.
Getting only 30 percent more courageous encourages taking small steps towards something bigger instead of setting up unattainable goals. When setting a goal, ask yourself what it is going to take and is it possible because setting a goal and not reaching it gets people demotivated.
Another thing that prevents people from getting out of their comfort zone is the fear of success. Thus, keep asking yourself what life would look like if you would think bigger and act bigger.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.