Illustration for the blog: Head Trash
"Comfort Zone 1" - Paulo Zerbato/2011
Are you trapped inside your comfort zone?
Written by Alexia
When it comes to being awesome, one of the most important areas where your mindset can affect you, is confidence and self-belief. This is one of the major areas that we work with people on… they just can’t seem to escape thoughts like “I’m not sure I’m good enough to do that” or “I could never do that”. For people who are looking to improve their lot at work or in their career, this is a biggie, especially the case if they’ve identified networking and public speaking as areas that would help them to broaden their reach and increase their network.
Did you know that public speaking is the number one fear affecting people in the UK today? This is staggering considering that it carries no potential threat to human life or any other such danger, unless you count falling off stage as a reason to be scared. This popular fear is probably down to our early school experiences when we had to stand up and read out loud, often being mocked by other classmates, or even the teacher. And yet, this “educational experience” is now proving to be a significant Achilles heel in our ability to progress on our chosen path...."