When you’re building a business, you have to step outside of your comfort zone.
There are going to be things that need to get done that are unfamiliar. And there are going to be things — like marketing yourself — that you may not enjoy at first.
When you move out of your comfort zone, that’s when you grow the most. You discover you’re capable of more than you thought. You learn a lot about yourself and life and success.
Time spent outside your comfort zone is a good thing.
But spending time in your comfort zone is also a good thing.
It’s the place where you reflect on what you’ve tried and what you learned from the experience. Growth involves work. But it also involves rest.
So for the holidays, my wish for you is that you take a little time to rest. Reflect on what you’ve learned about yourself, your business, and life in general. Relax and let your energy stores build back up.
Whatever you love to do that makes you feel most as ease in your own skin and that brings you the most joy, I hope you spend some time doing that during the next two weeks.
If you do, you’ll be ready to stretch and grow even more in the coming year… and I’m truly looking forward to hearing your success stories.
Have the happiest of holidays!
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In 2021, Suzanna Fitzgerald will take the helm as Wealthy Web Writer’s Reality Blogger. I hope you are as excited as I am to see Suzanna’s journey unfold. Congratulations, Suzanna! And I want to thank all the Reality Blog Challenge finalists. Tim, Holly, and Valeria… you all did a fantastic job!
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That’s all for now. Make it a great week!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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