New Series: The Other Side of Fear

The Other Side of Fear.We start a new series for Thriveology Podcast:  The Other Side of Fear.

Over the years, countless clients have said the same thing.  First, they would tell me of some dream, some goal, some hope, they wanted to attain.  I would then ask, “Why haven’t you started?”

And the answer was always the same, “I’m too scared to start.”

They wanted to stop feeling fear.

My goal was a bit different.  It was to get them to be able to say, “I’m scared, AND I am getting started.”

Fear.  It is one of those inevitables of life.  Many people assume that there is some group of people out there who are successful BECAUSE they have no fear.  In reality, successful people have gotten there DESPITE their fears.

They have the same fears that everyone does.  They have simply taken the next step, and begun to act.

Let’s take a look at the other side of fear, where all your dreams are!

Make An Impact

Make an impact!  You were designed for that.It is my observation that humans are designed to make an impact, to make a difference, in the world.

It is also my observation that, when we stop making an impact, we start acting in unhealthy ways.  Addictions are fueled by a lack of making a difference.  It leaves a hole that people seek to fill with unhealthy options.

People become despondent, depressed, and hopeless.  Quickly, the world looks like a hostile place, full of greedy people who are only out for themselves.

That often ends up only being a reflection of what we most fear.

[tweetthis]Make an impact. Leave your comfort zone and enter your Impact Zone.[/tweetthis]

The amazing thing about making an impact is the ripple effect.  Wherever you start, the effect begins to grow, often in exponential ways.  You start making an impact in your own life, and it grows.  Perhaps you start making healthy choices.  Those choices lead to other healthy choices.  People around you notice, and they begin to make healthy choices.  People around them do the same.  It grows, it ripples outward.

Or perhaps you start to volunteer somewhere, start making a difference in the lives of the people of that organization.  Their lives change.  They begin changing other lives.  The ripples go on and on.

When we don’t make an impact, but only stay in our comfort zone, the waves crash in on us, pushing us down.

But the way out from under is one thing:  action.  Not a “change the world” action, but a small action.  One that grows.  Soon, your impact is growing.

Join me in this podcast, as I discuss how thrivers make an impact!

Your Uncomfortable “Comfort Zone”: #20 Thriveology Podcast

Our uncomfortable comfort zone.Last week, we began a new series on making an impact in the world.  I revealed my belief that we are built to make an impact.  I firmly believe that we are designed to make an impact.  And yet, we often stay stuck, not making the kind of impact for which we are capable.

In this week’s show, we look at the 7 biggest excuses we use to NOT make an impact.  All are based in our attempts to stay in our “comfort zone.”  Yet, a comfort zone can be very uncomfortable.  It is just the world we know.  It can be uncomfortable, but feels safe.

Yet our truest self, our most centered part of our existence, our Spirit, calls us to a higher place.  We can avoid that voice in many ways.  But it keeps on calling us.  It keeps on trying to pull us forward.  We may pull back.  But there is another option.

Where will YOU make an impact?