💡 Like a turtle, we all have a comfort zone where we can curl away, feel cozy and safe inside a shell…
But if there was ever a lesson I learnt the day I started my first business and was at the brink of having nothing 2 years later, it was the following:
✅ To change our destiny, our thinking and neuropathways need to be challenged i.e. one must be willing to step out of the turtle shell no matter how much we feel at home
✅ Our mindset will only begin to change if we allow ourselves to be exposed to the possibilities of change. Stepping out of the comfort zone can be one of the hardest things anyone can do, but it all starts with building self-confidence.
✅ There is no over the counter formula we can buy for success, but here’s a formula to remember:
PREPARATION (i.e. personal development) + ATTITUDE (mindset) + OPPORTUNITY (actively pursuing and not waiting) + ACTION (doing something about it)
✅ Before stepping out of our comfort zone, accept that we will meet fear along the path e.g. an excuse, a misbelief that may make us believe something that is simply not true. It’s important that we become adept at seeing it for what it is.
Food For Thought: CANI – Constant and Never-Ending Improvement
💡 Tony Robbins coined the acronym, CANI, a concept originating from the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen, which means “good change.” In short it’s a mindset of growth and self-improvement…
When we start something new, it feels exciting. But then comes a plateau. Instead of rapid progress, it feels like we never get better.
It’s at this point where CANI kicks in, by remembering the following:
✅ If we want to be the master of our world, continuous selfdevelopment and learning is non-negotiable.
✅ When we hit a plateau, recognize this as just another stop along our upward trajectory – and keep going by applying the CANI principle.
✅ Remember success isn’t a place at which we arrive – it is an ongoing process and we must embrace every stage of the journey, not just the peaks.
✅ The primary reason I failed to sustain myself in the early stages of my career was purely because I thought I knew it all – little to realise that in business and life itself, things are forever evolving
✅ So, to become more valuable in business or as a person, we need to continuously evolve and innovate in the way we do things – this then allows us to give more, do more, and change more.