Reading ‘Reinventing You’ by Dorie Clark. Came across a quote:When the student is ready the teacher will appear. What a thought provoking statement? Through out our lives we never stop learning.
To live outside your comfort zone you need to be taking part in new experiences. If you want to be a great leader you need to be someone who challenges others to stretch themselves. If you don’t live outside your comfort zone, how do inspire others? My greatest pleasure from my role today is helping others to realize their potential by challenging them to take on a new activity, develop a new skill, find courage to do something different to achieve a greater outcome for their team.
I have been meaning to join Toastmasters for over 10 years and finally started a year ago. I now speak and evaluate speeches once a month. Three weeks ago I did my first humorous speech and won best speaker. Outside of work I learned to surf at age 45, I love being out on the waves again challenging myself to do something new.
When we learn a new sport or skill or reach a new level of mindfulness, we have to be vulnerable to learn, that’s the mindset of a leader.
What are you doing to live outside your comfort zone? How are you challenging your team to grow?