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What has come to mind for me is how much we hear how you have to step outside of your comfort zone. How much we hear that nothing good ever happens inside your comfort zone, and you need to step out of it. It's going to feel uncomfortable.
But then when it actually happens, we want to freak out and make it mean something. We want to go down the rabbit hole. We want to make it mean that because I'm uncomfortable before doing a coaching call, that I'm not good enough and that I'm not supposed to be coaching and that this person hates me and that I'm never going to be able to get another client again.
That is just one example of something that could happen when we make our uncomfortable feelings mean something about ourselves. As an online entrepreneur, there is always going to be a level of discomfort for you. You are not pushing the envelope if you feel totally comfortable in where you are. And even then, if you feel super comfortable, if you're making money, if you're like, okay, look, I'm good. You're always going to be thinking about the possibility of something more, because you're an entrepreneur.
You're the creative and you are the mastermind behind your business. You're supposed to be thinking about something more. If that doesn't scare the shit out of you, then you're not dreaming big enough, and you're doing yourself a disservice.
I think I talked about this in one of my earlier podcast episodes, but sometimes we restrict ourselves because we think I won't be able to make that much money but like what if you just allowed yourself to dream?
A lot of the time you're not supposed to actually reach your goals. You're supposed to reach around them and then you just keep working towards it because you're always going to be working towards something. I always talk about how you are going to be learning and growing constantly as an entrepreneur.
The message that I want to send to you today is the fact that discomfort is just a part of being an entrepreneur. You are going to feel uncomfortable when you get on a sales call with somebody for your first time. You're going to feel uncomfortable when you've had a bad day and now you have to jump on a call with a client and you're just like, ah, I don't really want to be doing this.
You are going to feel discomfort multiple times throughout your business, but it doesn't mean anything about you or about the success that you are capable of achieving.