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25 Entrepreneurs Explain The Best Ways to Get Out of One’s Comfort Zone

Want to get out of your comfort zone? Well, it’s not always natural or easy to be creative and get out of the comfort areas as a business owner due to fear of risk-taking, desire for perfection, and clinging on to old ways of doing things. So how do you ignite your creative self and foster that in your team? It can be achieved.

Here's how entrepreneurs and business owners get out of their comfort zone.

#1- Overcoming your fears

Photo Credit: Tyson Stevens

It's critical to keep pushing oneself to overcome new fears. Identify other circumstances or tasks that make you nervous and use the advice we provided above to help you conquer them as well. Confronting your insecurities one at a time may help you feel more at ease in more tough situations. For example, if you have successfully learned a new talent that you were previously frightened to master but are also afraid of mentoring, challenge yourself to teach the skill to one of your coworkers

Thanks to Tyson Stevens, EduRef!


#2- Conquer with confidence

Photo Credit: Julian Goldie

Extending your comfort zone is one of the most effective strategies to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Make oneself praiseworthy by remaining at ease in any setting and changing the situation. It's similar to a king conquering land to build his empire.
Consider yourself a king, and remind yourself that any difficult situation is land ready to be conquered. Continue to push your limits to extend your horizons! I feel.

Thanks to Julian Goldie, Goldie Agency!


#3- A positive attitude

Photo Credit: Sarah Jameson

When attempting to leave your comfort zone, you must ignore – or, better yet, overcome – any bad feelings that may hinder you from attaining your goal. While you should prepare for unpleasant events, try to remain optimistic and convince yourself that you can handle any poor outcomes. View adversity as an opportunity to learn how to break free from your comfort zone. As an example, as a customer service agent, you may have to deal with difficult consumers. Instead of being frustrated, attempt to figure out focus on assisting them in resolving their issues.

Thanks to Sarah Jameson, GreenBuildingElements!


#4- List activities and act on them

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Zhou

In my experience, the best way to get out of your comfort zone is to get clear on what keeps you in it. Sit yourself down, and make a list of what keeps you inside your comfort zone. Be brutally honest with yourself. What do I love that isn't really serving me if I just stick with it all the time? Whatever you've come up with on that list, figure out the exact
opposite of everything on there. If you can do that, then you've got yourself a tailor-made list of activities and ideas to put you straight outside your comfort zone.

Thanks to Jeffrey Zhou, Fig Loans!


#5- Embrace digital technology

Photo Credit: James Parsons

The best way to get out of your comfort zone as an entrepreneur is to eradicate your fear by trying out new things, such as embracing digital technological trends. But of course, you can't just jump in an open fire bare naked. Make sure to be like the brave firefighter, who is well-equipped with safety gear. Embracing digital technology provides you with intelligent tools, allowing you to better plan, assess, and monitor relevant data to make accurate and precise sales and marketing strategies.

Thanks to James Parsons, Content Powered!


#6- Motivate yourself

Photo Credit: Veronica Hanson

There are three levels of desire that can unlock your ultimate motivating desires. Level one desire is anything you would be willing to say out loud to someone asking you what you aspire to have or do in life.  Level two desires are the ideas we let live in our heads and daydream about regularly. Finally, level three desires are the ideas that as soon as they enter your brain, you immediately kick the idea in the face.  Level three desires are the only ones that will truly drive the action necessary to change behavior.

Thanks to Veronica Hanson, Nomad Veronica LLC!


#7- Get comfortable with the uncomfortable

Photo Credit: Lattice Hudson

Our comfort zones are an abstract concept. It exists but inside our heads. That is the brilliant thing about us humans, we have complete control over how far we push those boundaries. The lesson that I believe is essential for any entrepreneur or business owner is to learn to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. This is a role and position which comes with its own set of highs and lows, persistent with a constant influx of new issues. Train your brain to expect them and react sensibly.

Thanks to Lattice Hudson, Lattice & Co.!


#8- Mentor employees

Photo Credit: Michelle Ebbin

Actively mentoring employees is the best way to escape your comfort zone as an entrepreneur. It drives you to become a better professional every day, considering that you are responsible for sharing actual best practices with others. You also have to expand your knowledge, work experiences, and skills. consistently. This way, you can answer mentees' queries and concerns effectively. When you become an exceptional mentor, you inspire employees to perform their work the best way they can.

Thanks to Michelle Ebbin, JettProof!


#9- Create an inspiring goal

Photo Credit: Jeneva Aaron

It will help if you have a goal that inspires you. Because for a goal to make sense, it has to strain you. And for you to stretch with it, you have to believe that you can achieve that goal. In other words, you need to work from the belief that your qualities are things you can nurture through your efforts, strategies, and help from others. You’re thinking too small in your comfort zone because you are not inspired, and you’re working from a fixed mindset that belittles you.

Thanks to Jeneva Aaron, The House Wire!


#10- Venturing out

Photo Credit: Justin Nabity

Finding the person with whom you have the least in common, getting to know them, and participating in one of their hobbies or professional obligations is the best approach to get out of your comfort zone. If you have a domestic partner, ask them to trade jobs for a week — you'll rapidly learn the intricacies of their weekly household chores. Learning the subtleties of other tasks allows you to appreciate your personal responsibilities even more.

Thanks to Justin Nabity, Physicians Thrive!


#11- Being a change agent

Photo Credit: Adam korbl

How I get out of my comfort zone is to be courageous enough in adapting to changing situations. Flexibility in adapting to any uncomfortable situation will bring out the best in you. Opening yourself to change is an excellent way of smashing the walls of your comfort zones. Getting out of your comfort zone must be viewed as a challenge to enhance yourself by discovering new things to improve your critical thinking and decision-making skills in facing unexpected situations.

Thanks to Adam korbl, iFax!


#12- Exploring life

Photo Credit: Ryan Fyfe

It depends on the person. Some people need to physically challenge themselves with some kind of strenuous physical activity or great odds against success. Others are quieter by nature and need to find a creative outlet for self-expression. Either way, it takes self-compassion and an understanding that life is an ongoing exploration process without any promised destination, which requires both excitement and discomfort in
equal measures.

Thanks to Ryan Fyfe, Workpuls, Inc!


#13- Learning and taking risks

Photo Credit: Sharafudhin Mangalad

Learning something new is the best way to get out of your comfort zone. Learning keeps you active and busy somewhere. Whether you learn any skill, craft, or sport, you'll lose all your ego when you're back at the beginner level, and it can be humbling. Getting out of your comfort zone is an excellent tool that enables you to try new approaches to decision-making, promoting productivity. The real failure is not trying, but learning and
taking risks shows that you care about growth and getting out of your comfort zone.

Thanks to Sharafudhin Mangalad, Edoxi!


#14- Get support from peers

Photo Credit: Lance Herrington

Receiving support from colleagues is the best way to get out of your comfort zone in the office. Doing something different and the uncertainty of the outcome seems frightening to others, which is why many don’t take risks. Employees can best get out of their comfort zone at work by taking on new and unfamiliar projects with a colleague. Not only will this push you out of your comfort zone, but also strengthen relationships in the
workplace.

Thanks to Lance Herrington, UNICO Nutrition!


#15- Have a fearless mindset

Photo Credit: Vignesh Wadarajan

Build a mindset: To have a stable mindset right from the go, you need to choose a goal that inspires you. Fight Fear: The fear of uncertainly is probably the utmost thing that can stop you from pushing. You’re afraid of the unknown that change will bring with it, but have you considered that change is the constant? No, right! So fight your fear. All it takes is the action: Take the smallest action toward your goals and give yourself a chance to validate that it is possible.

Thanks to Vignesh Wadarajan, Vignesh Wadarajan!


#16- Don't be a control freak

Photo Credit: Jessica Principe

The best way to get out of your comfort zone is to get comfortable not being in control. I think we often associate being in control with our comfort zones because we can control that zone of our life. That's why the best way to train yourself to be ok stepping out of your comfort zone is to do something that you can't fully control. I like to suggest my clients take a ride on a roller coaster at an amusement park! This is the type of
experience that you have to trust will turn out ok in the end.

Thanks to Jessica Principe, All Girl Shave Club!


#17- Let passion conquer fear

Photo Credit: Erin Mastopietro

In the comfort zone, there is little incentive for people to reach new heights of performance. We feel fear when we are interested in an action that scares us. The only time we feel fear is when we're interacting with something we're passionate about. Fear of uncertainty, failure, or the unknown is an indicator. As you try to make change happen, resistance shows up as fear or self-doubt to stop you. As you reframe fear into something positive, it becomes equally powerful. Lean into your fear and allow it to motivate you, not shrink you.

Thanks to Erin Mastopietro, Dope Dog!


#18- One step at a time

Photo Credit: Nathan Watson

Once you decide on your goal, the map will reveal itself to you as you walk along with it. Nobody expects you to know exactly what you're going to do. That's not how life works. You don't have to plunge into the unknown or take a leap of faith. Try something new every day by taking one small step out of your comfort zone. It's just a matter of setting a goal and deciding what step to take next. By taking one small step at a time, you bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.

Thanks to Nathan Watson, Lion Locs!


#19- Consider the worst and best scenarios

Photo Credit: Anjela Mangrum

As an entrepreneur, weighing the pros vs. cons has often helped me make the wisest decisions. Similarly, when taking risks and stepping out of my comfort zone, imagining the best and worst results has helped me implement innovations in my business. That's why I always recommend startup owners constantly keep pushing boundaries by imagining the good and the bad that could happen as a result. More often than not, you'll realize that going ahead with a new idea is better than staying where you are.

Thanks to Anjela Mangrum, Mangrum Career Solutions!


#20- Focus on the benefits

Photo Credit: Zachary Colman

Whether it is an innovation of a product or a novel service, there is a fear of failing to succeed with them. This is what holds back businessmen and businesswomen to get out of their comfort zones. There’s nothing wrong with staying in the comfort zone, but it holds back potential and growth. The best way to get out of the comfort zone is to focus on the benefits that you will reap in venturing out to a new business, instead of the fear of failing. If you succeed, you develop your potential and achieve your goals. If you fail, you grow, you learn, and you improve.

Thanks to Zachary Colman, Creatitive!


#21- List and tackle each risk

Photo Credit: Mick Humphreys

List down everything you fear about. Facing your fears is the best way to step out of your comfort zone. As we know, our comfort zone comprises the things, situations, and people we are comfortable with. But if we seek to change, we must outgrow everything that comes easy to us and explore those that don’t. First, assess why such particular activity makes you afraid. Then, here the healing begins. Plan for your next step. Know that there will be risks along the way so be proactive in following through with your plan. That is halfway to leaving out of your cocoon to transform into a whole new you.

Thanks to Mick Humphreys, Z Grills Australia!


#22- Delegation

Photo Credit: Sam Shepler

Talking from experience, the best way entrepreneurs can get out of their comfort zone is by delegating tasks. Assigning important tasks to employees is something that keeps most business owners awake at night because they can't cope with giving up total control; something that, of course, always comes from fear. What if they don't do it right? What if they mess everything up? Well, you don't know that until you relinquish that excessive control of yours you may even get better results.

Thanks to Sam Shepler, Testimonial Hero!


#23- Making incremental changes

Photo Credit: Nick Chernets

In my experience, the best way to get out of your comfort zone is to make small steps. If you make a huge change suddenly and expose yourself to plenty of stressful circumstances, you may experience trauma rather than growth. Instead, the first step is to define what your comfort zone is. Where do you feel safe? How can you slowly break out of this circle? These are some guiding questions that can help you understand what actions you need to take to slowly progress. In the long run, the effects will be very big. However, pushing yourself too hard won’t bring the desired results.

Thanks to Nick Chernets, Data for SEO!


#24- Confronting anxiety

Photo Credit: Joe Coletta

The barriers of our comfort zone are typically where our anxiety begins to spike. For instance, if you’re not comfortable with the idea of speaking up in a meeting, attempting to do so can trigger a response in your nervous system that causes you to recoil from the idea of doing so. The best way to push through this is to confront this anxiety head-on. While doing so, it's important to slow down your breathing and acknowledge that this uncomfortable situation is actually not so dangerous.

Thanks to Joe Coletta, 180 Engineering!


#25- Finding a new perspective

Photo Credit: Brandon Amoroso

Spend time with people who tend to do things that you would not normally do. You could listen to them as they recount the things they have done that make you fearful and you could ask them what makes them want to do these things. Who knows, they may end up convincing you to partake in certain activities or pursuits that you would previously have never even considered. It can be easy to only think of things from your own point of view, but if you take in the energy of those who are different from yourself, you could end up seeing things from new perspectives.

Thanks to Brandon Amoroso, electrIQ marketing!


What's the best way to get out of your comfort zone? Tell us in the comments below. Don’t forget to join our #IamCEO Community.

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