Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable. A Leadership Game-Changer.

Ever think about your fitness? Chances are you do… in some way or another.

 

But I’m guessing, that when you think of ‘being fit’, you think physically.

 

I’ll even go so far as to say that your awareness and focus around being ‘emotionally fit’ is not even a thought…?  

 

How’d I go, is that true?

 

Fitness. There’s physical and there’s emotional.

 

Emotional Fitness is based on the relationship you have with yourself, and it can be measured by the quality of your relationship with uncertainty…

 

The more emotionally fit you are, the greater your ability to handle ‘hard’ moments better…because you can see things more accurately.

 

You’re not clouded by mistrust, rigid rules, swayed perspective, lack of boundaries…

 

Instead…

* you are flexible in your thinking – more ‘fascinated’ than offended

* you see things more clearly 

* you trust yourself and 

* you have self-respect

 

These traits, this ability to be emotionally fit, shows through an increased knowledge of who you are. 

 

You are also low in drama and know when and how to language your truth. 

 

You’re open to others; show more compassion, and every day you move closer to being in complete alignment with your values.

 

It feels good.

 

And it’s a wonderful place to lead from.

 

It brings objectivity.

It brings the ability to adjust, even lean-in to, uncertainty.

 

Leaning-in will make it easier to feel inspired and creative; to see opportunity in new experiences, in an uncertain world, in a workplace that’s filled with change. 

 

For some people, when they are surrounded by uncertainty, they fill their world with comfort… 

Anything that makes them feel safe, secure and reduces never-ending internal questioning. 

Another word for comfort is certainty. 

So, there is a big possibility that you and/or your team have overcompensated with comfort and certainty in your worlds. 

 

Comfort clouds;

  • outside the box thinking 
  • the yearning to feel challenged and 
  • the desire to create. 

 

Staying in your comfort zone, allowing this kind of thinking and feelings to foster in your workplace will surely be stifling and choking your bottom-line results. 

 

It’s time to encourage greatness. 

It’s time to bring back some spark, to lighten up, to lean-in to self, to move towards the state of becoming emotionally fit.

 

Here’s some easy steps that you and your team can follow;

  1. to stimulate originality and expression
  2. to go back to basics and 
  3. to EMBRACE THE UNCERTAINTY of this new world we live in!

  • HAVE A GO! – 

Say Yes and then work out how.  

The key is to make up your mind quickly and change it slowly.  When you say YES, it confirms you’re worth it. You will then back yourself to figure out the rest.  This way you’ll consistently discover that you’ve got more to give, and you have yet another level within.

  • TRUST YOUR SENSES 

Doing this effectively will form a belief within yourself that you can draw on at times of uncertainty – this will carry you through.  By believing in yourself and trusting your senses, you’re more likely to give it a go in the areas that you may not think you know so well. 

  • DO ONE THING EVERY DAY TO GET YOU OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE 

Could be as simple as speaking to someone you wouldn’t usually, going down a slide at the park (with or without the kids!), go bare foot on a trail walk.

  • DO THE LESS PREDICTABLE THING 

Not to shock others, but to surprise yourself.  This will build your inner trust.  

  • CHOOSE A MORE POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND LOOSEN UP – 

“I have no idea how to do this, yet I’m going to have a good ole crack at it and work out where I suck”. 

Through striving forward and giving it a go, we discover where we struggle and where the gaps are for us to move forward.  

“Fantastic, I now know what I have to learn and where to progress”

 

The most important journey one can take is the journey of self-discovery. 

 

If you were to instill this importance into your business values, you’ll see a team that’s grows together and a business future that will certainly look brighter. 

Commit to building a resilient team that promotes individual greatness yet moves seamlessly together as one… this is where the magic happens. 

 

Please, get in touch if you’re keen to know more on how to become emotionally fit and how to bring this into your personal and/or business world.

 

Much of these learnings attributed to Joe Pane and the current Emotional Fitness Formula Program that I am enrolled in

 

A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR… In the form of The Free Website Guys!

It’s just on a year ago now that The Free Website Guys built my beautiful website for FREE!

I was four years into my business and ready for the next stage – a serious online presence! But to say that I was knowledgeable in the areas of marketing and tech, would be an understatement… and I wasn’t sure that the thousands of potential dollars spent on a site was going to be useful at that time.

And then a gorgeous white horse came riding in… on a FB Ad… in the form of The Free Website Guys!

Too good to be true was my initial thought.. but worth sussing out 😉

From initial contact, I felt supported and in good hands.

I appreciate quality and I resonated with the application process… happy to share and prove that both myself and my business, are worthy of a free, involved service, such as this.

And The Free Website Guys didn’t disappoint in continuing quality – in service and design.

So, remember I said that I’m not too ‘up’ with technology and marketing?
Well… I had my fair share of challenges in set-up;

  • I hadn’t previously set up a full Google & G-mail account
  • I couldn’t work out the WordPress installation
  • I struggled with access to the host and linking my existing domain name
  • I wasn’t sure which template would be best for my business
  • I wasn’t fully prepared with logo or email set-up

Not a problem!!
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Sven was patient, obliging and systematic, as was the whole development of my site.

Information was shared step-by-step with lots of options on how to personalise my site and clear communication to ensure it happened efficiently!
I didn’t feel rushed.. or dumb! 😆.. with my seemingly dozens of questions and queries.

The team even shared other useful marketing browser extensions and apps that would support my business overall… Loom for example has totally enhanced my client engagement since The Free Website Guys first introduced it to me.

Their streamlined, expert process made building my site easy and fun.
As an added bonus, The Free Website Guys set my site up with daily automatic offsite backups, Google Analytics and Google Search Console… followed by a handover document and video that showed me exactly how to add, change and move content around.

Finally… they set me up with linked business emails and over a month later, still answered (happily!) my questions regarding information produced through the Google Analytics etc

If you’re looking for a new website and wish to work with professional, knowledgeable, and friendly builders, look no further.

Get in touch with Sven and the team here – you can be sure you’ll be looked after.

The process was easy! … as easy as it can be to set up a site if you have limited tech knowledge hahaha.

I learned a lot along the way about adding and creating copy, and marketing overall and I love that I now have the knowledge to change anything at any time in my site like adding articles and content as I wish – more ways to save money!

The costs were minimal – I paid only for hosting and any extras like emails that I requested.

And now??… My site runs so very smoothly, I have recently re-engaged the team to look after my back-end security and updates ongoing.

Amazing all round… thanks to The Free Website Guys!
…if you want a new site, get in touch with them now!

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