How to Act Outside Your Comfort Zone to Achieve Your Career Goals

comfort zoneYou need to speak in public, but your knees buckle even before you reach the podium. You want to expand your network, but you’d rather swallow nails than make small talk with strangers. Speaking up in meetings would further your reputation at work, but you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing.

An easy response to these types of professionally important (but personally terrifying) situations is avoidance. Who wants to feel anxious when you don’t have to? But the problem, of course, is that these tasks aren’t just unpleasant; they’re also necessary. As we aim to grow and advance at our company and our careers, we’re constantly faced with situations where we need to adapt our behavior. It’s simply a reality of the world we work in today. And without the skill and courage to take the leap, we can miss out on important opportunities for advancement.

Watch this recorded session of ExecuNet Master Class to learn the skills you need to step outside your comfort zone in situations that are personally challenging, but essential for your career. Acclaimed speaker, professor and author Andy Molinsky will work on taking what you are most afraid of doing and make it a proud part of your personal repertoire.

You’ll walk away from this session with a deeper understanding of why it can be so hard to act outside your comfort zone (and all the ways we avoid doing it!). You’ll discover that you’re not alone! Many very accomplished people have the same challenges. And, you’ll learn how you can develop the courage and capacity to step outside your comfort zone to create the success you want in your career.

Here’s what some attendees of the live event had to say:

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  • “Extremely valuable insights for life. Actionable ideas for Personal and Professional. SUCCESS!”
  • “Helpful, common sense information presented succinctly and clearly.”
  • “Very informative and engaging speaker.” 
  • “I continue to sit in, for they benefit me… professionally and personally.” 
  • “The speakers are always well versed on the topic at hand. Always a joy to participate.” 

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William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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