Ack! I just got an e-mail reminding me of the Collective Genius! blog. I've been so heads down getting ready for being gone on vacation that I completely spaced it! (Not sure what Collective Genius! is? Read more here.)
As you probably know, I'm headed to Cambodia. Tomorrow I fly to Singapore where I'll spend a couple days, then on to Cambodia on Friday. I have to confess, the trip is taking me a bit outside my comfort zone. I've been feeling a faint buzz of anxiety in the background. It's also been incredibly energizing and motivating. Even if it produces some anxiety, I love the energy I get from venturing out beyond the comfortable.
I've talked here before about the necessity of venturing out beyond our comfort zones in our careers. Comfort for a short time is a good place to recuperate and rest. Comfort for too long leads to stagnation. Growth only comes from exploring the perimeter and dipping your toes (or hurling yourself headlong) beyond the boundaries.
So here's this month's Collective Genius topic. How do you thrive in the discomfort zone? How do you take those growth-inducing steps and still stay centered? How do you overcome the anxiety and fear that so often comes when we push ourselves beyond our known world? What tips and tricks do you have? What has worked for you in the past? What have you learned the hard way?
Since I am going to be on vacation and checking e-mail infrequently at best (and probably less than that), I'm going to do something a little different with this month's Collective Genius. I have created a username and password that everyone can post with so you don't have to wait for me to invite you.
User name: collectivegenius
If you are already a guest author, you can log on using the user name and password you used before. If not (or if you don't remember it) you can use this.
Another change this month - I'm going to let it run the entire month, rather than just the first week (or so) of the month.
As always, if you post be sure to include your name and a link to your website/blog.
Thanks in advance for all your amazing insights. Enjoy!
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM