Get Out Of HERE!

I love what I’m doing right now. It’s 5:23am and I’m writing this email before I head out to Europe to teach those young entrepreneurs of tomorrow. By the time you read this, I should be enjoying a post-seminar vacation in Split, Croatia.

But here was the scene when I wrote this…

Headphones are on, but no music is playing. It’s better than just the silence of the room. It allows me to be completely inside of my head, by myself, sheltered from the world – as introverted as you can get.

That’s the world I want to live in.

However, last weekend I stepped into a world that scares me a little bit.

Surprisingly, it’s not speaking from the stage that bothers me. I can do that all day. I go into my little Preacher mode and deliver a fantastic performance, inspiring others to get out of their comfort zone and change their lives.

And I was also taking my own advice…by putting on the TT Summit. By going around the room and talking to as many people as I could.
That’s tough for me.

But we must get out of our COMFORT ZONES. Right?

It’s always been really tough for me to engage in one-on-one conversations with strangers. I don’t enjoy it. I dread it, even.

But I know I must do it. So I put myself through the ringer and man-up and attack my fears and discomforts.

I’m doing what I tell you to do.

I’m doing what you tell your clients to do.

But are you doing what you tell people to do?

It’s easy for us to say, “Oh, I can’t do that.”

Because I could just as easily take that way out and say, “Oh, I’m just not a good mingler…a good schmoozer…or a good deal-maker. So I won’t even try.”

But that would be pathetic.

There’s no other word for it.

So whatever excuses you are giving, that you can’t “get good on video”, or that you can’t “be a great writer”, all that I can say is:

Stop being a hypocrite.

Stop posting “Get out of your comfort zone” quotes on your Facebook wall, Twitter account, or in your emails, if you are NOT going to take your own advice.

Stop encouraging your clients to change if you’re not going to make big changes in your own life.

Stop being a hypocrite…or MAN-UP and do the right thing – the hard thing – and get out of your own comfort zone and take action.

When you do, people will notice.

Here’s what a really important person in my life wrote to me after Saturday’s event and special dinner that night. I’m going to keep these words with me for a long time.

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So get out of HERE (your comfort zone) and get out THERE to overcome the biggest challenge in your life – which is acting outside of your natural inclinations.

Test yourself. Take a challenge.

Do more. Be more. Give more.

You can do it because you already tell everyone else they can,

Craig Ballantyne
“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” – Epictetus

The best company to keep?

Mine and Bedros Keuilian.
 
Join us at our next 1-day Mastermind in Las Vegas, on Wed., September 11th. It will change your life.

Email Frankie@keuilian.com to reserve your 10-minute prep call with Bedros to see if it is right for you. (Not everyone that applies gets accepted…we want to make sure it is RIGHT for you.)

Talk soon!

  • John

    Craig, this is essentially “happiness vs. meaning” – these actually effect the body in different ways. It’s like visiting the gym vs. working out at the gym; both may bring some sense of satisfaction but only one delivers the goods. For some of us, talking the talk can bring such a sense of satisfaction because we understand the theory. Walking the walk or testing that theory jeopardizes the confidence we have in that theory which is why it’s easy to be hypocritical.

    Thanks for inspiring people to walk!