Stepping out of your comfort zone can be terrifying. It can be one of the hardest things you do. However, it’s important to remember that most success comes when you step outside of your comfort zone and do things you wouldn’t usually do—like networking or sharing your passions.
Every person has his or her comfort zone, and stepping out of it is different for everyone— whether it’s speaking in front of people, approaching strangers, or being rejected. Breaking free from your typical comfort level can happen in a variety of ways, and when we take that leap into those feared or uncharted territories, it will often yield amazing results. When you do something like invite that person you see at the grocery store each week to learn about essential oils, you might be surprised by the impact you can have on their life as well as your own—so take a step, you’ll never know until you try it.
Here are a few ways you can step out of your ‘doTERRA Comfort Zone’:
Know and believe your ‘why.’ Why are you doing what you do, why is it important to you, and why would you want to share it with someone else? When you know and believe your own ‘why’ you are more likely to have success in sharing it with others. If they are able to understand your ‘why’ from the passion you exude for it, they are more likely to be receptive to the message you have for them.
Make a plan. Make a plan for how you will step out of your comfort zone. You could plan a
class for the upcoming week. It could also be inviting someone you usually wouldn’t think to invite to an upcoming class that you will be teaching. You could also share your favorite product with someone that you don’t even know but happen to have an interaction with. A plan is an important aspect of leaving your comfort zone and will help you become less overwhelmed when things get tough.
Have courage. It takes courage to do something different. If it were easy to leave our comfort
zone we probably wouldn’t have one to begin with. It will be hard, but have the courage and believe that it will be worth it. Believe in yourself and believe that you can do it! We are most confined by walls we build ourselves. If you constantly tell yourself that you can’t do something, you will likely never accomplish it. If you want to become a Diamond believe that you can become a Diamond!
Push yourself, but know your limits. Be aggressive when you need to be, but don’t overdo it. If you feel like you are getting too overwhelmed and need to take a break, then take a step back and reevaluate your objectives. If you are heading in a direction that you didn’t want to go, realign, readjust, and then start again.
Be positive. Don’t get down on yourself if the first time you try inviting someone to learn about
the business they turn you down. Remember, doTERRA isn’t for everyone—right now. You may have caught them at a bad time, and a follow up at a later date may be what they need. The fastest road to failure is doubt and negativity.
Be consistent. Once you have decided to step out of your comfort zone and change your world, keep going. Don’t hesitate in the face of doubt, criticism, negativity, etc. Rather, continually step out of your comfort zone by doing it repeatedly—you will be amazed by the results! Invite, share, and involve. Once you have made a plan to invite someone to a class or share your favorite essential oil with someone new—involve them! Let them know that you value their time and want to help them discover what essential oils and doTERRA can do for them. Let them sample more of the products if they are interested and help them see the benefits of doing so.
Follow up. One of the most crucial parts of expanding your business is following up. Following
up can be terrifying, but it will pay off if you do it. When you follow up you are showing
individuals that you care about them and want to help them grow. This is also a great time to help people figure out the best path for them within doTERRA (i.e. user, sharer, or builder) which also helps you in setting up your team.
Don’t let the fear of stepping out of your comfort zone cause you to think that you
won’t be able to make certain changes in your life or do the things that you would like
to do; be positive and have courage—you can do most anything if you are willing to
put in the effort to make it happen.
Something else to consider when thinking about stepping out of your doTERRA comfort zone is this—what if the person that introduced me to doTERRA wouldn’t have done so? What if they chose to remain in their comfort zone and didn’t ever share their passion for essential oils with me?
If this were the case, where would you be right now? Would you be living the life that you are now? These questions are not meant to be pushy, but when viewed in the correct context they can be a catalyst for empowerment. They can help you muster the courage you need to step out of your comfort zone and experience both personal growth and success.