“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” —Brian Tracy
Did you just turn down an opportunity to try something new? It could’ve been a new career opportunity, the chance to learn something new in your current position, or even the opportunity to try a new hobby.
Why did you turn it down? Was it because you are too busy or just didn’t want to try it? Or was it because it was outside of your comfort zone?
I’ve got news for you, friend. Your comfort zone will never help you get closer to your dreams and goals.
Staying in a place where you are comfortable, doing the same thing you’ve always done, will only bring you what you’ve gotten in the past.
If you are unhappy with that, then it’s time to get uncomfortable!
“Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds.” —Napoleon Hill
Are you interested in earning money in a way that allows you to work from where you want to work, doing something that you are interested in?
I’m living and traveling on a sailboat and I get to meet a lot of different people. People who are chasing their dreams or in search of something better in life. Regardless of their reasons for being on a boat, it always intrigues me how they make it work financially.
“If we all feared the same things, and if nobody was willing to take a risk for what they believed in, the world would be a very boring place indeed.”
If anyone knows about conquering fears, it’s Tania Aebi. On May 28, 1985 at the tender age of eighteen, Tania left her home in New York on a little 26 foot Contessa sailboat she named Varuna. Her goal: to circumnavigate the world alone. Continue reading “Is Fear Holding You Back?”
Pressing the power button on my MacBook Air multiple times, I found myself faced with nothing but a black screen. I plugged the charger in, closed the laptop and waited a few hours.
Okay, let’s try this again.
I opened the laptop and pressed my index finger firmly on the power button. Nothing. I tried it again… and again… and again.
With several projects due, one of which I had not backed up to my separate hard drive in a week, I started to feel a tightness in my chest that I had not felt in years. Looking around at the people in the little Caribbean rum shop where I had gone to get free Wi-Fi, I tried to calm myself down and appear normal. I asked the girl behind the bar if she knew of any Apple stores on the island.
No. Of course, this wasn’t going to be so easy here.
There has been a lengthy silence here at Prepare to Tack. I will not apologize for that silence because, to put it bluntly, I’m not sorry. Not one little bit.
Yes, I offer career coaching services through Prepare to Tack, but that’s not really what this site is all about. Prepare to Tack is all about discovering and pursuing your passion, creating a life that you’ve always dreamed of.
Why is it that a cup of coffee always tastes so much better on the sailboat?
It can be made using the exact same method, same coffee grounds, and even served in the same stainless steel travel mug. But for some reason, on the boat it tastes richer, fuller in flavor, and more satisfying.
For me, I find this is often the case with many things—dinner always seems to turn out better on the boat, popcorn seems like it is extra fluffy with no burnt pieces, and even my writing is better on the boat.