Let’s talk comfort zone! You know, that nice little place where’s it feels so cozy and safe, but in reality it’s holding you back from real progress in life!
Let’s use Eric as an example. 2 years ago he was at a job that was the epitome of comfort. He was such a hard worker, made a good amount of $$, had benefits, they LOVED him and he pretty much had a job there forever (unless he did something really stupid lol) Sounds great, right?
Well, it was, but deep down he just knew he could do more!
We talked about him joining a union for a while but there always seemed to be something we were worried about, why would we disturb something that is great for the unknown?! There’s union fees, waiting period for insurance, lay offs often, he would probably need to start at a lower level than he had experience for and etc... and what if it didn’t work? What if he left his secure job for an union and got laid off right away? 🤷🏼♀️ We literally sat on the idea for about a year... and then we had enough and decided to go for it.
Fast forward to today, he is doing amazing, has benefits that are much better, is making almost triple what he did, has his own company vehicle, was taken to Alaska, has been promoted several times and runs his own jobs now.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I know how hard it can be to move away from the cozy comfort and do something scary,.. but I also know that only by doing that and taking risks is how you can really grow.
Let me tell you that everything that happened and the timing, had to happen exactly the way it did and I’m so grateful for it All. We are both so grateful for erics first company that trained him to be An amazing plumber so that he could go off and do amazing things, they were amazing people and so kind, which made it even harder for us to make the decision to grow. We are grateful for me losing my job (yup grateful), we are grateful for the tough financial times we had to face to be able to help us propel in making the decision.
A couple things to know:
1- If he had stayed in the *comfort zone* we would be in trouble right now with a new baby, specially due to insurance
2- We had to risk losing something gre