We all love comfort and we all love that confined space that makes us feel at ease. That is the reason why that confined space is known as the comfort zone. In business, though, there is no comfort zone. If you really want to be successful and if you want to enhance productivity you should step out of the comfort zone and embrace the challenges that come in your way.
You may ask me why you should actually step out your comfort zone in the first place and how it’ll help. Well, there are many reasons. You should understand that your comfort zone actually confines you. You may think you are doing really well because you are doing things that you are most comfortable with but if you actually take a closer step, you will know that it is vice versa. If you feel symptoms such as boredom, envy, excuses, and so on, you should understand that your comfort zone is holding you back. To get productive, you have to stretch.

How do you remedy that? Here are a few small steps to help you out:

Many people are scared of getting out of their comfort zone because they worry they will fail. They get scared that people will judge them and question their expertise. Well, no one is perfect. Accept that. Try doing something crazy and break loose. Go to a karaoke and sing all night. That will definitely help you come out of your shell. Enter the world of humans, I say!

Be Bold
We all have fears. What are your fears? Do they hold you back? Write down all your fears including your fear of cockroaches, snakes, and alligators. Once you do so, try facing your fears and overcoming them one after the other. If you are scared of water, jump into the pool. Only the first time will be difficult. You will love it after that.

Don’t be Alone
Many people, especially entrepreneurs, want to do things all by themselves. Why? I have no clue. They just do. However, you should understand that there are a few things that you simply can’t do on your own. You need a partner whom you can trust. That will actually make you feel secure because you know whom to turn to when you are stuck. You can also share ideas, come up with new ones, and work together to make a project a success. Trust me, there aren’t many things in business that you can do alone. You need a partner.

Meet with Someone Different
Enough meeting your friends and family. Time to meet someone who you are not really comfortable with. In business you will find a truckload of people who are completely different from you. You should learn how to put up with them. In other words, dare to spend time with someone different. You will open up soon.

Daydream! Whoever told you that daydreaming was bad. Visualizing and imagining your success a little will do no harm whatsoever. In fact, that will motivate you to get out of your comfort zone and try new things to accomplish what you dream of.

These tips will help you explore new horizons out of your confined space.

Entrepreneurial Learning
There is no place for comfort zone in entrepreneurship, really. If you want to achieve success, you have to try new things and accept that you are not perfect. You have to break out of your shell and expand your limitations.

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Author's Bio: 

“Kuza” in Kiswahili means Grow and “Biashara” is Business.

As a small business moves through the various stages of its life cycle, it requires different support programs that are suited to its specific needs at that time. Kuza Biashara offers training, educational, and business support services which are critical to their success and enable them move from an informal sub-sector to a knowledge based economy.