“Next Level Comfort Zone Challenges are the best way to break free from social anxiety,” James Fraser told me when we spoke recently..
It’s a big call but he stands by it
For as long as James can remember social anxiety had controlled his life. “It prevented me from meeting new people and building deep social connections,” he said.
Since completing the first round of Next Level Comfort Zone Challenges James says he is able to start acting how he wants to act around people without letting fear control him.
James said he has spent “many thousands of dollars and many thousands of hours” attending meditation retreats, reading books, and completing online courses trying to overcome his social anxiety. He even studied a Neuroscience major so he could better understand how his mind worked.
“Doing Next Level Comfort Zone Challenges is the single best thing I’ve done for overcoming social anxiety…and incredibly they come at no financial cost! My only investment is committing about 10 minutes a week.”
That’s a pretty good investment if you ask me.
So what are Next Level Comfort Zone Challenges and why are they so effective?
I’ll cover this in a moment, but first I want to give a brief overview of social anxiety.
What Is Social Anxiety?
It is believed 7 percent of the world’s population (15 million people) has social anxiety. In an article on socialanxietyinstitute.org DR. Thomas. A. Richards, defines social anxiety as “the fear of interaction with other people that brings on self-consciousness, feelings of being negatively judged and evaluated, and, as a result, leads to avoidance.”
He says people who have social anxiety are known to tense up in social situations and want to leave as soon as possible. They fear “being judged and evaluated negatively by other people, leading to feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, embarrassment, humiliation, and depression.”
According to Anxiety Australia, Exposure Therapy requires the following formula to be successful:
- graded (start off slow and build it up)
- repeated and regular
From someone who once had social anxiety themselves I can tell you this formula is effective. But in my experience doing the things that scare you or make you anxious over and over in a clinical manner is boring, mentally and physically draining, and not much fun at all.
Others have told me the same thing in feedback forms and elsewhere.
Next Level Comfort Zone Challenges are anything but boring.
“They’re fun” says James. “Specially the ‘Wear A Crazy Ass Wig In Public‘ challenge.
What Are Next Level Comfort Zone Challenges?
Next Level Comfort Zone Challenges are Comfort Zone Crusher Challenges on steroids. Well, that’s how they started out, anyway. My main focus when creating Next Level Comfort Zone Challenges was to put a twist of Till. Gross’s challenges. Doing the howl like a wolf challenge dressed as a wolf, for example. Or eating a cake while doing the push ups in public challenge. But then I thought why not go all out and create something new, exciting, interesting, fun, and outrageous?
So that’s what I did.
The challenges include:
- Wear An Outrageous Wig In Public And Order A Coffee
- Wear A Mask In Public And Say Hi To Strangers
- Meditate In A Shopping Mall
If this sounds way out of your comfort zone don’t worry. Everyone begins at a level they’re comfortable with and builds up the intensity over time. And you get support and encouragement from myself and fellow members in the Change Through Action Facebook group.
Errol James Hiha can’t recommend Next Level Comfort Zone Challenges highly enough. He says since he’s been doing them he has more control over his inner-critic, better relationships and interactions with people, and has become more confident in general.
At present, James, Errol and a select few people willing to embarrass their way to social freedom are doing the challenges and sharing their experiences on the Facebook group.
“What I love most about doing these challenges is the support, accountability, and encouragement from this group,” says James.
Why You Should Do Next Level Comfort Zone Challenges:
- Break free from social anxiety, shyness, self-doubt and limiting beliefs
- Approach attractive strangers and start a conversation easily and effortlessly
- Create amazing relationships with like- minded people and have an awesome social life
- Say ‘yes’ to more opportunities
- Become more assertive and learn to say no to things you don’t want or want to do without feeling ‘bad’ or guilty
- Stop caring what people think of you
- Speak up in meetings, ask your boss for a raise, promotion or take on leadership roles
- Know on a deep level that you are good enough and deserve the best in life
Next Level Comfort Zone Challenges 2.0 kicks off soon! In the meantime here’s 5 Ways To Make A Complete Dick Of Your Self (And Become A Better Man)