The Comfort Zone Project

The Comfort Zone Project: Reframing No

October 7, 2016

Hello there, lovely dream chasers! Welcome to my comfort zone challenge. Showing you how I pushed myself to take those first few steps into the scary world of change.

I’ve been thinking about writing this one since I started the Comfort Zone Project. This was quite possibly my biggest win in my journey. But as I sat down to write it, I realized I can’t remember where it began. Okay, so rewind a bit.
Last week we talked about the first time I went to introduce my business to strangers. Well after I gained a confidence boost from that I started emailing places and calling places and randomly walking into places when I drove by. And eventually I started reaching out to acquaintances and people I thought would be interested in my business. And at some point in all this I heard my first “No.” But I just cannot pinpoint when or where that was. And I know it is because I have now become so comfortable with hearing that word.

So instead of talking about where it started, let’s talk about why it was a win. I’m 99% sure that if you are reading this and you are wondering how to step out of your comfort zone, chances are you are pretty introverted. And if you are introverted, you don’t like putting yourself out there. You probably have a small (or big) fear of rejection. Therefore, hearing no probably isn’t your favorite thing in the world either! I get it! It’s like everything you’re working for means nothing to that person. But okay, what if it does? What if to that person it does mean nothing? Is that actually a bad thing? If someone says no to you, that means that they are not interested. That means, that you don’t want to waste your time on them because they are not interested and there are thousands of others that are interested. So why waste your time on someone who is not interested when in reality you can’t change what they like, you can’t change their mind and you certainly can’t alter their needs. I know, it sounds kind of silly when I frame it like that right? I felt the same way.

I challenge you to reframe the no! Instead of hearing no, hear not right now and move on.

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