Let’s talk about the meaning of leaving your “comfort zone” versus being in misalignment.
I will be the first to tell you that you have to leave your comfort zone at some point in business.
Most of the time this has to do with our mindset and our willingness to become more public, be seen and heard by more people, etc
- It can also mean investing in our business and ourselves.
- It can also be raising our prices.
- It can mean getting away from swipe copy to actually expressing our true opinions and most vulnerable thoughts…
Those are all great things to do and they help us grow, show our true selves, and grow our business.
How do I make the difference with misalignment? When it doesn’t feel good or comfortable doesn’t that mean it isn’t aligned with me?
I am honestly not sure I can completely answer that question so here is what it means to me:
Alignment to me is acting in harmony with my core values and with dignity.
That means for example that I am willing to try reels and serve as best as I can through them but there is no way in hell that you will see me do a stupid dance while pointing at speech bubbles. That goes against my personal dignity. This does not mean that I judge people who do it (unless I see them cringing on the inside because they clearly feel uncomfortable… then a bit of judgment might be happening.)
So next time you feel that pang of discomfort when it comes to doing something, center yourself and ask yourself whether it is your comfort zone or alignment.