In action breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage- Dale Carnegie
By reading this post you’ve taken the first, or another step, to becoming your best version in all areas of life.
Give yourself a high five…or an upper-cut, whatever works for you!
5 Fun Ways To Challenge Your Comfort Zone
Warning: Doing these challenges over and over will improve your life and create a life of endless opportunity.
- Howl Like A Wolf In Public.
This challenge is fun, fun, fun! I confess, though, I struggled getting up the nerve to do this. I reckon I must’ve walked around for a good hour before I said “fuck it, I’m doing this to transform my life and stop caring what people think.”
Tip: Start a conversation with a stranger or say hi to strangers before doing this challenge.
This will help get you in ‘state’ and make the howling like a wolf challenge easier.
Watch me howling like a wolf in public
Credit: Comfort Zone Crusher Challenges
2. Selfie Video In Public.
This challenge really tested me. I found this more nerve-wracking than the howling like a wolf challenge
…and every other challenge for that matter.
But it was a lot of fun and the buzz that came from doing it lasted for several days and has made me comfortable being in front of a camera.
I would turn down Skype interviews, or avoid giving presentations in front of a camera before I did this challenge.
Now I’m no longer limited or restricted in this area and as such have more opportunities.
Tip: Practice a few times with no one about. Then when your ready record yourself walking into a busy public area.
This will help ease the nerves.
Watch me doing this challenge
3. Have a cold shower every day for 7 days
What’s fun about this? I hear you ask.
It just is, alright. Once you do it you’ll see what I mean.
Many benefits come from having a cold shower. Studies show it
- Increases alertness
- Improves hair and skin health
- Helps shred unwanted fat
- Strengthens your immune system
- Helps speed up muscle recovery
- Eases stress
- Relieves depression
- Boosts testosterone
Most importantly it helps you become comfortable being uncomfortable – it conditions the mind to accept that the longer you stay in an uncomfortable situation the easier it gets. This is useful when you go out by yourself. At first you’re going to be uncomfortable, but the longer you stay in the club, party, restaurant, etc. the easier it gets.
Tip: In the beginning start with 5 seconds and increase it daily. Or start with hot water and gradually increase the cold.
Watch me having a cold shower (don’t laugh!)
4. Go Out By Yourself.
Many of us, myself included until I did these challenges, miss out on having a good night or travelling somewhere because we have no one to do it with. This can because our friends are busy doing other things, we’re the new kid on the block, or rebuilding our social network.
Thing is, as I have learned, going out by yourself is so much fun!
I do it all the time now. I love it because I can go where I want, when I want and I meet new people.
If you’re a single guy this is the best way to meet women.
You don’t have your mates cock blocking you or making you look bad in their drunken stupor, and women see you as a confident, brave, social leader.
Tip: Have a cold shower before going out. As soon as you enter the club or party make small talk with the staff/host. Order a drink and gesture ‘cheers’ or say “Hi guys…having a good night?” as you walk around. Women will notice your presence and positive vibe and place themselves in your orbit. Do not hang out in the dark corner and look at your phone!
If you’re heading out to dinner sit outside the first few times. Once you become comfortable with this move inside.
“Yes lives in the land of No” – Steve Chandler
5. Ask For What You Want
We all want something in particular, but are afraid to ask for it.
A job, a promotion, a raise, a loan, a favor, a date with that attractive woman, etc.
I badly wanted to be interviewed on the Shrink For The Shy Guy podcast, but let the fear of being told ‘no’ hold me back.
That is until I did the above comfort zone challenges over and over.
They have helped me face my fears and realize that I am good enough.
They have helped me understand that a ‘no’ is a good thing because I have gone after what I want.
As Steve Chandler says “Yes lives in the land of No.”
A no means I am one step closer to getting what I want.
I emailed Shrink For The Shy Guy and suggested they feature me on their show because I have a powerful story to share.
I received a reply a week later saying they would love to interview me!
Ask for what you want and don’t let fear of being told no hold you back.
Embrace rejection and learn from it.
Getting rejected is fun and and a fun way to become your best version.
Tip: Visit Go for No! website for the best tips on making rejection your best friend.
Next Level Comfort Zone Challenges:
Super Hero – Wear a mask in public and say hi to people walking by! Watch me having a ball doing this challenge
Hairy – Wear a wig in public and start a casual conversation with someone. I had so much fun doing this challenge
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