The greatest enemy to your future success is being in a state of comfort. I find those who are comfortable live in a trypophobia of fear which includes both mediocrity and regret. Perhaps the remedy is awaking each morning with blessings rather than circumstances of yesterdays past. Our eyes are opened, we have another day in which life has provided us, why not express that through gratitude?
A form of luxury can be symbolized by possessing great fortune that is not a materialist facade, however many of us have great opulence and see nothing of its kind. Too often, we get lost in our sheltered and hidebound lives to step outside of what I refer to as a box lifestyle. During an on-air segment with Stacy A. Cross host and creator of The Comfort Killers, I had the opportunity to share my theory.
No one wants to feel uncomfortable, as this can easily be traced back our current adulthood programming to always play it safe, or in better terms – don’t rock the boat. Many are unaware your growth truly comes when you explore new skills and ventures, not to mention getting real with your goals which includes a pen and paper. The key to this is three words – consistency, action and truth, it’s that simple.
Typically, everyone has an excuse why they aren’t where they want to be. Well I am here to tell you to stop with the nonsense and embrace the uncomfortable situations in life. If you don’t like something occurring in your life you are the only one that can ultimately make the change. You can ask a million people for their advice, however you’d only be provided with unfulfilled answers which aren’t designed for the race you are indented to run.
At the end of the day, if all you do is take one step towards a sought-after goal or decisive thought you are closer than you think to achieving success and BE-coming fashionably Uncomfortable.
Coming July 12th, I’ll be a keynote speaker on a U.S. Speaking Tour: Get Uncomfortable and Empowered with Stacy A. Cross and Doris Hobbs. During this 3-hour event at WeWork Embarcadero Center in San Francisco I will share the start of my journey as an entrepreneur and how I overcame my unexpected diagnosis as a type 1 diabetic to achieve vim greatness.
The tour begins in San Francisco with guest speakers Jamie Partlow & Stephanie Belleci Manna and will travel to New York and Philadelphia, with additional cities being announced in the months ahead. If you’re interested in learning how you can discover your higher-self, I highly encourage you to purchase a ticket by visiting Eventbrite today.Harris Wiggle Knit Dress c/o Unique Vintage. Blue Freshwater Pearl Necklace c/o Alexandria Couture. Vintage Fur Halo Millinery (similar here & here). Authentic Vintage Brown Leather Gloves (as seen on Etsy, here ). Coach, Teddie Pumps. MAC Cosmetics ‘Chili’ Matte Lipstick.