To be a successful entrepreneur there are several traits and characteristics that are very common. Everyone has a certain sphere of comfort. A specific comfort zone where they can do different tasks and activities without any anxiety, fear, or uncertainty. As an entrepreneur success and be affected greatly by what we are comfortable with or not. This is why stepping out of our own comfort zone can mean the difference between success and failure.
The biggest factor that keeps us from following our ideas and dreams is a fear. Whether it is a fear of failure, fear of putting yourself out there, fear of loss, there’s a fear we need to get past, because if we never try we definitely will never succeed.
Luckily there are several baby steps you can take to step out of your comfort zone:
Make Changes to Your Daily Routine
Leave a little early, park and walk, go to a different coffee shop, say hello to the person you pass by every day, these small changes can help you have small successes.
It can be easy to get stuck feeling inferior or even imposter syndrome. Imposter Syndrome is an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be. Mentoring can help you utilize your expertise by teaching another. Reminding you of your own success, experience, expertise, and networking to up and coming employees, business owners, and entrepreneurs.
Face A Fear
Do you hate public speaking? A fear like public speaking can definitely keep you from growing your business. Being able to pitch ideas, network, and speak to innumerable people is important. Find ways to practice public speaking and practice talking to other entrepreneurs. Especially, learn how to sell yourself and your business.
Think Positively and Keep a “Can-Do” Mindset
Living optimistically about everything that comes across your table will help you keep the motivation needed to keep trying even when you face failures.
Celebrate Small Successes
Every step you take outside your comfort zone and have a successful encounter, growth, change, or activity, then celebrate it. Every step to your goals deserves it.
Harness your creativity. Creativity and innovation are the main building blocks to a successful business no matter the industry. Problem solving is important to work around your goals and find your unique successes.