Join us today for the Saturday Night Special where I talk with you about Your Comfort Zone, Your Growth Zone, and Your Overwhelm Zone...

In tonight’s Saturday Night Special I talk with you about what your comfort zone is, what the growth zone is, and why you need to understand these to avoid the overwhelm zone and make positive change.

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00:00:00 Thanks for joining me on Saturday night Special Episode 32 where I talk with you about your comfort zone. You're gross own and your overwhelm zone. I'm r J Jackson, the courage giver. I encourage you to have the courage you need to live your calling and one way to be inspired to do that is so Listen to this. The inspired store ship podcast with my friends God made her way. But on the other hand, if someone shows you Hey, here's this big thing I want you to do in six months.
00:00:41 But here's the small steps we're gonna take daily or weekly or monthly toe move you in that direction so that when the deadline comes in six months, you're ready to go. You're prepared. You're not comfortable. But you're definitely skilled and Maur comfortable than you are today. Welcome. And thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship Podcasts. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired sturgeon podcast.
00:01:18 Learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact. And tonight, Saturday night special I talk with you about what your comfort zone is, what you're gross zone is and why you need to understand these. If you're goingto avoid the overwhelms own and make a positive change. No one area that a lot of folks need some help with is around the area of productivity. Getting not just Maur things done, but actually getting the right things done can be really, really tough.
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00:02:58 You've probably seen those Mihm's and heard people talk about how the real magic happens outside of your comfort zone,
00:03:07 that the only thing you do or if you want to grow, you've got to get outside of your comfort zone.
00:03:12 And that is true. It is true that we all have zones of our life. We have things or places,
00:03:22 and they're different for different skills and different abilities. But we have places where we're very comfortable. We have places where we're undergoing deliberate practice and stretching ourselves and working a little harder than is comfortable,
00:03:36 but also not so hard that we fall into the last zone of overwhelm or panic. You'll hear these called different things,
00:03:44 but comfort zone gross own panic zone comfort zone learning zone overwhelms own. They're called different things by different organizations or different groups,
00:03:55 but they basically mean the same thing. And one of the first things that happens to us is we think of the comfort zone is that place where we're comfortable,
00:04:08 where we're doing everything without any effort and everything is just falling into a routine. And the truth is that zone is often labeled by people too narrow.
00:04:21 They think of it on Leah's those places where no learning is occurring. But the truth is, you can learn some things in your comfort zone.
00:04:31 If you think of it where you're not learning tins toe happen. You'll fall into a routine. You'll follow the habit,
00:04:38 and you'll begin to get bored. You're not stretching yourself, you're not working at all. And that's kind of the zone of boredom in that area of the comfort zone.
00:04:49 You aren't learning. You're stretching yourself. But as he begin to move away from that and you begin to move into an area where Ah little bit of pressure begins to happen or a little bit of the routine is disrupted or a little bit of the boredom begins to set aside because you're actually having to apply some effort in some mental work towards learning Maur or doing Maur or stretching yourself more,
00:05:15 that's the gross zone, and you've heard me talk before about how, with goals and habits you can set up things to make it easier to achieve that growth or that habit or that goal.
00:05:30 And this applies here, you know, removing all of the junk food from the house because your goal is to eat healthier.
00:05:37 May at first glance sound like well, but that makes it where I'm not growing because I don't have toe use by willpower and kind of suck it up and really struggle to eat healthy because I'm surrounded by Joe Food with the goal of eating healthy.
00:05:51 But the truth is, setting up the situation that makes it easier doesn't change this from being within your growth zone.
00:05:59 It doesn't change this from being an area where you're beginning to re program your mind, reprogrammed your body and adjust to the idea of eating healthier.
00:06:09 In fact, it actually creates quicker growth, so I don't want you to miss. Take the gross zone with the area where you've got to suck it up and will power through and just work really hard.
00:06:22 We kind of admire those people. Sometimes we think of people that suck it up and just do the hard work as somehow heroes.
00:06:31 But the truth is that kind of punishment model, That kind of willpower model, that kind of struggle model is not the only way,
00:06:41 and often not even the best way to get into your gross zone. You're gross Own can occur with very small increments.
00:06:50 And in fact, it needs to because of the last zone. The truth is, sometimes when you said a huge hairy goal and you don't break it down into smaller steps,
00:07:02 you don't begin to look at what are the tiny steps that I can take on the path towards this big goal.
00:07:08 All you have is this vague large gold somewhere in the future. Then what usually happens instead is panic sets in you.
00:07:17 You shut down. Your mind begins to say, I can't do that. You become overwhelmed by that goal and you're not going to make any progress.
00:07:27 See, when we get into that overwhelms own, we can't really grow because we don't do anything. We don't take any action.
00:07:36 We don't take forward steps or positive steps. And at that point you've left the gross own and you've entered the overwhelm zone and you'll shut down again.
00:07:49 You know, that's why having these vague goals or having huge goals without taking the time to break them down into smaller steps doesn't usually introduce change into your life.
00:08:02 Instead, it moves you out of productivity and in tow, overwhelm and panic and shut down. You've experienced this.
00:08:11 I know you have. We all have. If somebody suddenly ask you to do something that is so far out of your skills and abilities that you feel completely overwhelmed by the ability to do that,
00:08:25 then you move into panic and you stop working. You're overwhelmed. But on the other hand, if someone shows you,
00:08:33 Hey, here's this big thing I want you to do in six months. But here's the small steps we're gonna take daily or weekly or monthly toe move you in that direction so that when the deadline comes in six months,
00:08:47 you're ready to go. You're prepared. You're not comfortable, but you're definitely skilled and Maur comfortable than you are today.
00:08:57 And what happens then? As as you move out, your comfort zone increases because you develop the skills that you're comfortable with.
00:09:06 Your learning zone increases because you become Maur. Recognize that you can learn how to do this and that you can master it and your panic zone begins to shrink.
00:09:18 And by the way, this isn't something that only some people can do. This isn't only you know only extroverts can really move.
00:09:25 Their panic zone is, by definition, smaller. That's not true. Introverts can have a small panic zone or a large panic zone,
00:09:32 and so can extroverts. We can become overwhelmed by things. It's just often those things are different things.
00:09:41 An introvert may become overwhelmed by the social situation, while an extra vert is comfortable in that. And an introvert may become comfortable with something that's more of an internal situation,
00:09:55 while an extroverted is driven toe overwhelmed by the thought of having to lock themselves in a room and get everything done.
00:10:03 So it isn't so much what they are in terms of the zones. It's what drives us into those owns.
00:10:10 That's different. So you need to step back and have some awareness. What are the things that you operate in right now,
00:10:18 where you're so comfortable that you're not learning? What are the things that you operate in right now, where you're growing because you're learning,
00:10:27 even if it's small steps and what are things that currently are in that overwhelm zone. And if you want to bring some of those overwhelmed things back into the gross own than what you need to do is take that big step,
00:10:43 take that big process. Take that big Gold. Take that thing that is so huge that it's scary right now and begin to break it down into smaller steps and then set up situational things where that doing that becomes easier than not doing it and begin to make small,
00:11:02 tiny steps in the right direction. And before you know it, your comfort zone will grow, your gross own will grow and your overwhelms own will shrink,
00:11:12 and you'll reach those Big Harry goals if you need some help doing that, that's where Coach comes in.
00:11:20 What coaches conduce. Oh, oftentimes is reframe. What you're thinking and they can help you identify, is what's keeping you trapped in your comfort zone.
00:11:29 Is it? Is it limiting beliefs about yourself? Is it the lack of the right habits? Is it not designing the right systems and processes?
00:11:36 What is it that's keeping you stuck there? And by the same token, what is it that drives you into the overwhelm zone.
00:11:44 And what can we do to back off from that? So that will fall and stay in that sweet spot of deliberate practice and not being bored,
00:11:53 but also not being overwhelmed. So we're consistently growing. I'd love to talk to you about that. You can reach out to me over it.
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