Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone
We’ve all heard the old saying, “life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Yet why is it so many of us are seemingly stuck in it? Just because you got out of it once, it doesn’t mean you’re good to go now.
And this doesn’t mean you have to be an extrovert either. Grant Cardone is a self-proclaimed introvert. If he’s hosting a party, doing a speaking event, appearing on a podcast or on Neil Cavuto, you get extrovert Grant. Wind up next to him on a plane or at a seminar he’s attending, you get introvert Grant. This means anyone, even you can adapt to the situation. You can be an introvert or an extrovert, depending on the situation.
The best way to grow and get better is when you’re getting out of your comfort zone on the regular. Eleanor Roosevelt has been credited with saying, “do one thing everyday that scares you.” And in The 10X Rule, Grant talks about using fear as fuel to grow. So without further adu, here are
7 Cardone Approved Tips To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone:
1. Get passionate. Get so excited about what you’re selling that you’re compelled to share it with the world! When you are passionate about your product, idea or service you pay less attention to how you are perceived. Instead you pay more attention to showing that excitement for what you have to offer and how it will benefit the customer!
2. Get out of your comfort zone once per day. It is very important for us to do things that make us uncomfortable. You need to be courageous and make it a point to face your fears, no matter how big or small. The single scariest thing for Grant was visiting customers or prospects in person. So that was the first thing he did every day to get over the fear, which instilled him with courage, belief in himself and changed his focus from limitations to possibilities .
3. Say hello to everyone you pass. Refuse to walk past any person without acknowledging them. If you have to, force yourself to look everyone in the eyes and say hello. This is like exercising, it builds a muscle that enables you to decide at will when you want to be extroverted, whether you’re on a sales call or any other situation.
4. Go outside. Literally step out of your comfort zone by leaving your home or office often so you can socialize with people. When Grant moves to a new city he’ll go to the same place over and over until he’s comfortable and knows everyone there. He has also done this same thing with his children, bringing them to the same grocery store every morning until they are so familiar they can talk with the people working there as if they were family.
5. Help others make sales. If you go a few days without making a sale, immediately offer your help to other salespeople. It’s a great way to get outside your own head, because with several failed closes it’s easy to become introverted and anxious. But by working with someone else’s prospects and having nothing to lose yourself, you open up, feel more relaxed and regain your confidence . Once you score a sale for someone else, dive headfirst back into your own prospects again.
6. Be so persistent it bothers people. In life and business you won’t become successful if you never get criticized, especially in sales. You need to follow up on customers so much that they actually complain about it, and once they do you need to keep following up until they admire you for your persistence . When you believe in your product, company and yourself you will be willing to insist—and risk being criticized for it.
7. Keep busy. When you are constantly on the go you don’t have time to be uncomfortable or doubt yourself. If you’re busy you are always asking people for help, getting help, and talking to people because you are running from one sales meeting or event to the next—
So get out and get moving! Comment below how this helps…