Setting Up Camp in the Discomfort Zone [Podcast S04E02]

7 Strategies for Making the Most of Challenging Situations

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss the importance of setting up camp in the discomfort zone.

If you’re an entrepreneur or leader of any kind you’re going to face discomfort and difficulty. But here’s the good news: These are the times we most grow and make progress towards our goals—especially if we follow seven strategies for making the most of challenging situations.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Where we most experience growth, find solutions, feel fulfilled, and realize our purpose.
  • Why we need to acknowledge and even embrace discomfort.
  • The one trick you need to deal with your fears without overreacting to them.
  • Why tiptoeing into discomfort only makes it more challenging.
  • The necessity of celebrating our victories.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: What uncomfortable situation have you been avoiding lately? What would happen if you stopped tiptoeing and jumped in?

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If you want to listen to more episodes, you will find all thirteen audio episodes of Season 4 here. I release the video episodes weekly, as they are not yet available for batch listening. If you are looking for previous episodes, you can find Season 0 here, Season 1 here, Season 2 here, Season 3 here, and Season 4 here.

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