Being Comfortable Outside of Your Comfort Zone

I call it the gift and the curse; it was an experience that has provided me a valuable lesson along with financial hardship. My experience with a direct marketing company was met with audacious visions of being able to become rich as long a I put myself out there and followed the path that was laid out before me. Prior to becoming a part of this group I was naturally shy, which made it hard for me to talk people that I was unfamiliar with. My self esteem was never educated with positive reinforcement until then.
As part of our training within the Direct Marketing group as well as with a certain sales and marketing position for another fortune 100 corporation direct marketing position, we were required to read personal development  books (such as Jack Canfield's The Success Principles which I highly recommend) , listen to sales tapes, and attend meetings/conferences all on a periodic basis (daily with the corporation). Yet the most challenging part was prospecting, this meant that I needed to look for prospective clients or potential partners to bring into the business. The only way that I was going to be able to accomplish this was to actually go up to strangers and some how convince them to join my business. Where ever there were people gathered, I had to be there, whether if it was at Barnes n Noble, or the local mall. They say that public speaking is one of the biggest fears people have, yet I think this was a notch higher. It was one of the most uncomfortable and liberating experiences ever. The more I did it the better I got at it, I received a lot of no’s but I also received a lot of yeses. I soon transformed from a shy person to a prospecting machine, it gave me some insight into the power of human will. Yet the key ingredient to motivating oneself and others to go outside the comfort zone is to have a strong Why.
Why is the fuel needed in order to get to the destination that you are destined to arrive to, along this journey you will have to do certain things that will require you to go outside of your comfort zone. It is during these times where the Why becomes the determinant factor as to whether or not you will be willing to do what it takes to accomplish your goals and dreams. If this is the case then why is it that so many people are so worried or hesitant go out of their comfort zone in order to reach their true potential? Again having a strong and absolute WHY? My WHY? has to do with alleviating some of my family's financial dilemmas in a small and shrinking town as well as giving my Mother the reward of a beautiful home to retire to comfortably and perhaps have others help her instead of what she has always done for so many others which is anything and everything necessary to help them. 
I am currently with another great Direct Sales business and proud to be a member is Javita Coffee Company and own my own distributorship online, and the wonderful thing (besides the ease and the delicious gourmet flavor of Drink Share Earn) is that the company is behind me all the way to guarantee my success as I am to guarantee the success of my associates. 
Chris Crabtree



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