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One Idea Away Podcast

EP113 — Professor and Speaker, Andy Molinsky: Beyond the Comfort Zone

One Idea Away Podcast
Released on Nov 14, 2017

Would you say that public speaking is in your comfort zone? What about networking alone at a business event, or having to personally fire an employee? This episode’s about stretching beyond your comfort zone — even one toe at a time — to reach a place where you’re living the life you’ve always imagined. Andy Molinksy, a professor at the Brandeis University International Business School with an extensive background in psychology and organizational behavior, is here to share some strategies and secrets into breaking down the barriers of contentment.

With a PhD in Organizational Behavior, a Masters in psychology and international affairs, Andy’s an expert to finding the way out of “the zone.” His research and writing has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Inc Magazine, Psychology Today, the Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, NPR, and more. Andy was awarded as a top voice for LinkedIn for his work in education, and his latest book Reach was published by Penguin Random House in January 2017. He teaches, consults, and lectures widely to universities and corporate audiences.

Prepare to finally be okay with being uncomfortable and discover the possibilities ahead!

Key takeaways:

The classic zone. Have you ever seen that iconic diagram of two circles-- one that represents your comfort zone, the other is what lies outside of it? Somewhere in the middle is where the magic happens. But what if there was MORE to that diagram? Discover the other TWO zones you’ve been missing along…[13:58].

The trickster zone. When an opportunity knocks at your door and you feel completely insecure in answering, the first option’s not to answer-- to simply say “no.” But what if there’s another way to “trick” yourself around your comfort zone and still take on that opportunity? Try THIS the next time around…[18:12].

The construction zone. That rush of panic that overwhelms you when you’re being forced to do something you’re just not comfortable with – THAT’S the place where growth lies. It’s trying to tell you something. Get to know these THREE psychological roadblocks and be prepared to face any situation head on…[22:06].

The truth zone. Everyone’s different. What works for one person could mean complete devastation to another. So when it comes to stepping out of your comfort zone, you might want to try a few things first. Luckily, Andy provides you three options. Ready to take the leap? Try these THREE strategies…[26:22].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.

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