Okay so the title is a little misleading, I didn’t learn these things just from going live, I learned them from stepping out of my comfortable little box. The box that keeps me feeling safe and controlled. The box that also is holding me back and caging my potential in. The little box called my “comfort zone” or as I like to call it, the “danger zone”.
I’ve known for a while that to do anything great, you have to step out of your comfort zone. But I honestly had no idea where to begin, where was I stepping to and how I was supposed to find that place to step out of. After a couple months of self-evaluation and development, I knew I was ready to go LIVE. I have so much valuable information I want to share with the world, so I went for it. Needless to say, I got stage fright after my first time on live video, it was scary and distracting and all my thoughts just suddenly disappeared. I felt super UNCOMFORTABLE.
That’s when I had an “A-ha” moment, a perfect opportunity to keep going with something outside of my safe place. Also, I was super embarrassed, I couldn’t leave it at that! So the next morning, I very awkwardly hopped back on live and declared that I would go on for the next seven days, because I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and use a valuable platform, I know I will use a lot in the future.
So here are the three things I learned from stepping out of my comfort zone, every day for a week:
- It’s an adrenaline rush, every time.
If you are an adrenaline junky, seriously just keep stepping out of your comfort zone. You feel so many emotions at once, happy, scared, excited, nervous, strong, and just pure amazing. I loved how energized I felt after I got off from going live. It sounds so silly, because you’re literally just talking to yourself in a phone, but it really is so liberating, and getting to tell people what’s on your mind, without anyone interrupting is pretty cool too!
- I found what I believe is my passion and calling right now.
I love inspiring people to believe they are meant for so much more than they think they are. And motivating them to get out of their comfort zone and do something they might just fall in love with. I feel like I came out with a greater sense of self-awareness. Just a heightened sense of reality, it’s a cool feeling!
- It’s not really about me.
This is a big one. We as humans, are very selfish, we stop ourselves from going after our desires for the fear of “what they might think”. But we have to go after what we are called to do, or we’re just wasting space and not really helping anyone along the way. Something as simple as going Live on Facebook sounds ridiculous, especially for “finding my greater purpose”, but I had numerous people tell me I was inspiring them to chase after what they wanted. And If I would’ve just quit trying to go live after the first time, no one would’ve witnessed me stepping outside of my comfort zone and they wouldn’t have been motivated to do the same.
Hakuna Matata, friends.