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How to Break Out Of Your Comfort Zones

teacher avatar Rafi Perez, Endlessly Inspired By The Stuff Of Life

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7 Lessons (36m)
    • 1. How to Break Out Of Your Comfort Zones

      3:40
    • 2. What Is A Comfort Zone?

      5:24
    • 3. Learn Something New

      3:59
    • 4. Get Out There

      7:15
    • 5. Be Who You Are

      7:03
    • 6. What's Next

      3:20
    • 7. Final Thoughts

      5:05
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This lesson is about using your unique creativity to break out of your comfort zones. This way you don’t allow fear to dictate the direction of your creativity. In this lesson, you will learn some of the techniques I used to face my fears. This class is for beginning artists who are afraid to put themselves out there or established artists who may feel they don’t perform well in public. The only skill you need for this class is the willingness to break old habits. I am currently writing a book on marketing your art and I have found that staying within your comfort zones is a hindrance to getting out there. I believe knowing how to do so is vastly important to your business and wellbeing. You will be able to use these skills within your creative business and in other areas of your life.

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Rafi Perez

Endlessly Inspired By The Stuff Of Life

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My Name is Rafi Perez and I am an award winning fine artist, my wife Klee Angelie is a jewelry designer, and this has been our professional career for the last decade. We have been sharing videos about our art career and art tips over the last few years. We try to give practical, real advice, and try to bring fun back into the trials of navigating an art career.  

We both have a passion for experimentation, creation, and pushing boundaries which sometimes leads to either disastrous or wonderful results.

We will be sharing lessons about our techniques in art and jewelry, DIY art and jewelry equipment, Art Career Best Practices, and The Artist Mindset that has helped us navigate successfully through our career.  

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1. How to Break Out Of Your Comfort Zones: Hola, you amazing artists and welcome to my lesson here on skill share of how to break out of your comfort zones. My name is Rafi Perez and I am a full-time artists. I've been a full-time artist for a little over a decade. One of the most important things that I found that really helped me with my career as an artist was the ability to constantly be evaluating comfort zones and breaking out of those comfort zones in order to put myself out there in a genuine way. In this lesson, I want to cover how it is that you could use your unique artistic creativity in order to help you break out of your comfort zones. I get contacted by a lot of artists who have issues with this. And I know that when I first got started, in fact, for the majority of my life, I had issues with being able to even identify my comfort zones, let alone break out of them in order to really put myself out there and head in a direction that I didn't think that I was capable of heading in. In this particular lesson, you're going to learn some of the mindsets in some of the techniques that I've used in order to not only break free from my comfort zones, but to be able to identify them to make sure that they are actually comfort zones and not things that legitimately I don't wanna do. This class is for newbie artists were just putting themselves out there for the first time, or even seasoned artists who maybe have been doing this for awhile but feel like maybe they've plateaued a little bit. The only ability that you need, the only skill set that you need in order to be able to really follow through with this class is the ability and the want to break free from those comfort zone suit to make things change. I am currently writing a book on marketing and I can honestly tell you that if it wasn't for the ability to really identify and break out of comfort zones. There are a lot of things that just would not have happened in my art career that I am extremely grateful for. Not only that, but it built my confidence and really got me to a place where I pretty much knew that I was going to succeed. No matter how many times I failed, I feel that being able to identify actual comfort zones and be able to break free of them is vastly important not only to your art career, but to your well-being as well. So I'm hoping that the techniques that I show you that I share with you here will help you not only in your art career, but also in your life. The first thing I'm gonna do is I'm going to go over exactly what a comfort zone is and how it is that I identify whether or not it's a comfort zone or something that I actually don't want to do because a lot of times we get those mixed up. The second thing I'm gonna do in this lesson is talk about the three different mindsets that I use in order to keep me on my toes when it comes to facing comfort zones. I'm also going to give you a list of fun things that I've done in order to break out of my comfort zones. The third thing I'm gonna do is walk you through a list of questions that I use in order to really determine what my next step is going to be in my career or in my life. And finally, at the end of the class, I'm going to leave you with some final thoughts and some rambles about breaking free of comfort zones. And, and why I think that this is something that is really going to drastically change a lot of areas of your life. So if you're interested in finding more, IN listening to me ramble on about breaking free of your comfort zones. Go ahead and just go to the next video. 2. What Is A Comfort Zone?: What is a comfort zone, right? Because the word comfort zones gets thrown around a lot. And in order to really, really make sure that this is solid, what you're getting here, I want to explain what a comfort zone is for me, a comfort zone is a place where you feel comfortable and your abilities are not being tested. In other words, comfort zones are comfortable, safe ways of existing in life at work, at whatever it is that you do. And it's usually set in a routine of some sort. Now I've come up with four questions in order to help identify whether something is a comfort zone or whether it is legitimately something that you don't feel like doing. A lot of times we get confused about which is which comfort zones usually are something that you maybe have been putting off that maybe in your mind, you thought to yourself like, man, I want to do this thing or I want to put myself out there, or would it be nice if I was brave enough to put myself out there, something that maybe you've been afraid to do. The longer you put it off, the more excuses you use in order to justify your reasons for not doing it, and the more excuses you used, the longer you put it off, the more you start buying into those excuses. And honestly, the longer you put it off, the more frightening it becomes, it becomes even more scary to do this thing because there's gotta be a reason that you've put it off for so long. And you've been stacking all of these different excuses, one on top of the other, say in some cases for years. And so it becomes a bigger deal than it actually is. In some cases, it is something that's truly pushing some buttons and fear for a lot of people. They don't want to stand in front of a class of people, are in front of a big group of people and give a speech, for example, that we'll sometimes push at that fear button. And so you'll put something off because it might be attached to that. A lot of times for artists, the idea of putting yourself out there is very, very frightening because you measure out exactly how much of a risk assessment there is inputting herself like is this something that I'm putting myself out there in front of a group of people. And a lot of times they'll avoid it and use all kinds of excuses on why it is that they're avoiding it. But there are some things that genuinely you don't want to do. And in order to be able to really identify those things, you have to ask yourself four questions about this thing that maybe you're thinking about doing or that you thought to yourself like, I don't wanna do that. And it's good to evaluate every single thing that maybe you think you might be putting off a good identifier is that if you thought of doing this thing and then you're like Now I don't really feel like doing that. And a year goes by and you're still thinking about possibly doing this thing, then you are making up excuses to not do it. Am I afraid to do this thing? And then identify why is there fear touched to the students? Is there any possibility that I might be afraid to do this thing? The second question is, what will happen if I do this thing? Like what will happen if I do this thing? And you could go into your fear and be like people will make fun of me or whatever like that. Or this is the benefit that will happen if I do this thing, then you ask yourself, what will happen if I do this thing? What thing won't happen if I do this? And that could be emotional. You could be like I'm not going to break myself for putting this thing off anymore. Whatever it is that you want to put in there, what won't happen if you do that thing? The third question is, what will happen if I don't do this thing? So that's where you can really identify those emotional things. Or maybe in your career, like if I don't do this show, then I won't sell stuff because I'm not at a show where I could possibly sell stuff or I won't feel proud of myself for facing this fear. You could basically whatever personal thing is for you, go ahead and answer, what will happen if I don't do this thing? So and then we get to the final question, which is, what won't happen if I don't do this thing. And this is where you really get into that place in your mind of like so if I don't do this thing, then I'm not going to get the benefits of it. And I know that these questions sound a little bit redundant, but really they're not. It is the subtle differences of looking at a particular thing in almost a 360-degree view where you're using parts of your brain that maybe you're not typically used to using. So these questions in of themselves kinda push you to think about something in a different way, even if it is very subtle, very subtle shift of perspective. These are the five questions that I used that helped me identify whether or not something is something that I truly just don't feel like doing that. It's not not my jam at that moment. Or if it is something that I've been putting off because it is a comfort zone that I may not even realize it I'm afraid to break out of. So definitely use these questions when you are really thinking about stuff and try to be as honest as you can with yourself, with the answers. Be as honest as you can, and take your time with this when you are ready for the next part where I talk about mindsets and just some of the techniques that I've used. Go ahead and go to the next video. 3. Learn Something New: This section is called learns something new. And this is one of those mindsets are techniques that I use in order to break out of the comfort zone. And you can either learn something new by taking a class, taking a lesson, going online and learning it at skill share or someplace like that, basically allowing yourself to learn something new, whether it is a new language or something like that. Because what you want to do is get yourself outside of the little box that maybe you've put yourself in. There's a lot of people that may be one to learn dance. They want to learn a new language, or they want to learn a new skill set and they don't do it. Because they might be just a little bit afraid that they're going to suck at it at first. And here's the thing. Anything that you do that you have not done yet, you are going to suck. And it is important to embrace that because that is very important as far as being able to break out of comfort zones. Because a lot of times our fear is that we are going to fail miserably. The thing that has helped me progress through comfort zones, through areas that were challenging because I was to do them was knowing knowing full well, this is my first time doing this. I'm going to just jump in with both feet. I don't really know what I'm doing and I'm going to fail miserably. It is going to be horrible. Nobody's going to enjoy it, or everybody's gonna think that I suck, chances are, nobody is gonna think any of that. So I know that this seems counter productive because when you are afraid of a comfort zone, it's because you are afraid of failing. And so like you're repeating all this negative stuff to yourself. Take that negative stuff that you're going to repeat to yourself anyway and just say, well, yeah, yeah, that might happen, that's perfectly fine if they happens. So what It's my first time I'm not going to braid myself because I haven't done this thing and I might get it wrong. And it's important, it's a subtle shift in perspective, but it really, really makes a huge difference. Remember that this is something that it's gonna take time. You gotta attack this little bits by little bit by little bits. And contrary to popular belief, because I know that there's like a lot of like Self-help gurus and stuff. And they always talk about reaching the end, like being able to combat the saying or being able to beat this thing. And the fact of the matter is that we're going to have comfort zones, that we have to break out of it for the rest of our lives because it is almost like the layers of an onion. And it's all about growing and evolving in whatever it is that you're growing and evolving in whether it is your art career or your life, or whatever it is that you are really focusing on right now. That is something that there are fears and stuff that keep you in this safe little box. And in order to break out of the comfort zones, you have to try something new. You have to do something new. And it starts with anything. It doesn't even have to be art related, it doesn't have to be subject related. It could be anything. Take a dance class, learn a new language, play a new instrument, learn a new painting technique or creating technique, just anything that is new, that is maybe something that you've thought of doing, but that you've never really approached. Because if you have an approach to, then basically the habit that you are forming is the habit of wanting to do something and then just not doing it. And you have all the excuses and a world they don't have enough time. I don't have enough money, I don't have enough this. Go ahead and just get started on it. Learn a new language, learn to play a new instrument, do something new. Learn how to cook new foods, whatever it is, just do something new because that is going to create new, empowering neural pathways in your brain. That is definitely going to help you break free from some of these comfort zones. 4. Get Out There: This section is called Get out there. This is one of the most important ones when it comes to marketing yourself as an artist or just doing anything in your art career. I hate using the word marketing because it makes us sound dirty. Really marketing as just putting yourself out there, letting the world know that you exist. I think a lot of times we are afraid to put ourselves out there and this is a huge comfort zone for a lot of us. In fact, I know that there are a lot of artists that consider themselves introverts and they're afraid to put themselves out there. And the thing that I have realized over the years is that the only way to beat a fear is to face it. And sometimes multiple times over and over and over until it becomes no thing for me. I was so painfully shy, so painfully shy that like anytime that there was any kind of opportunity that required me to put myself in front of a group of people or even show something in public. I shied away from that and I had all these brilliant excuses to not do it. What I realized later on was that my art career, it becoming a career may actually selling art is all about putting myself out there. Whether it is putting myself out there, galleries, whether it is putting myself out there at a festival, at a show, putting myself out there in front of people on social media, just doing anything. And if that was going to be utterly terrifying, and I was going to allow that to stop me from doing what I wanted to do with my life. That I might as well just give up understanding that that fear was something within me and not something that I allowed to identify who I was because for the longest time I identified as a painfully shy person, identified as these things. And not realizing that all I was doing was repeating a narrative to myself of, well, I'm not brave enough or I wish I was more like that person or I wish I was more like that person not realizing that that person probably got there because they just went up there and they were scared shirtless over and over and over until maybe they weren't scared anymore. I still personally relate more with being an introvert because I like my alone time. I liked being in the studio, but I am no longer afraid of putting myself out there. Maybe a little bit. There are some times there are different facets to these fears and comfort zone. When you're doing this, you're, you might run into a fear and that's why it's important to revaluate these things and ask yourself the questions that I have on that sheet when it comes to certain thing because sometimes it sneaks up on you and you just don't know like, whoa, wait a second, I don't wanna do this and realize, no, I do want to do this. I'm just afraid to do it. So in getting myself out there, I realized that because I was so painfully shy and I am who I am, I decided that I was going to jump into things that I was completely and utterly terrified to do. So some of the first things that I did was give myself small challenges and these were ridiculous challenges and a lot of them had nothing to do with being an artist, but they were all about facing my fear of putting myself out there. One of them was standing in front of one of the local businesses and opening the door for people that were going in. It was a pretty busy. Store, and I would open a door and say Hello, I'm an artist. And you know, some people would say thank you. Some people thought I was begging for money. Some people looked at me weird, like what's wrong with this guy? Some people looked at me suspiciously like what is this guy up to? And what was interesting about that was not what their reactions were, but what my reaction was to them. Realizing that a lot of that fear that I had was because I was more concerned about what someone else thought of me, whether or not someone thought I was homeless or whether or not someone thought I was up to no good or whether or not somebody thought I was just friendly. Like a lot of my perspective of myself really came down to what it was that they thought of me and these were random strangers. And yet I was more concerned about what they were thinking of me then about what it was that I was doing as far as facing a fear. The thing about that is that it's not easy. And one of the first things you're going to run into is talking yourself out of it, not wanting to do it. The next thing you're going to do is you're going to have a bodily reaction like you're going to physically react to this thing. Your knees are gonna shake, you're going to sweat, you're gonna go into fight or flight. What I found that was really interesting because whenever I did these challenges, I would challenge myself to do it for an hour. I'll give myself a time limit to do it. So I had to do this for at least an hour and for the first ten minutes, I was fighting it hard, like every single excuse in the book to quit, to stop, stop doing this thing. You are so stupid. Why are you doing this? All kinds of excuses because some of them were really ridiculous. Like go out and walk around with a bunch of balloons to have smiley faces on them and give them to random people. Little things like that were completely terrifying. And really when you stop and you think about it like there's no reason unless you are overly concerned about what the other person is thinking. And it becomes a life-and-death situation in your brain where your body goes into fight or flight because you're concerned about what this person thinks of you. So the first ten minutes are, are horrible, they're horrible. And what ends up happening is that a lot of people quit during those first ten minutes, so they never get past the threshold. And there is a threshold where you get to a point where you're, you start to relax a little bit and your brain stops fighting, use so much on this. And then you start to get to a place where like you start to realize that all the reactions to you are so random and fickle that really none of that stuff matters. And after a year there for maybe about 45 minutes, then you start to turn it into a game because then at that point, you're no longer scared anymore. You've replaced being scared with being bored. You get boy, I was opening the door for people and I was like, This is boring. No longer did I care about what they were thinking of me or what they were saying because I was in it I was in that moment. That's exactly how we deal with anything that we have to do that we're afraid of doing and then we do it anyway. And so like, if I walked away from that experience and it was something that I had to do if I had a job and they were like, You're the greeter for the stores. So you have to stand there and say Hello, welcome to blah, blah, blah, right? As an introvert back then, that would have terrified me, but I would've done it anyway and eventually I would have gotten really good at it because I had to do it. And so a lot of the fears that we have breaking out of our comfort zone, the only reason we don't break out of that comfort zone is because we don't feel like we have to do it because we are our own boss. And as boss a lot of times we're like, no, it's fine. Don't do it. So that's something I want to leave you with as far as your mindset. Just get out there, get out there and make it fun and facing fears. 5. Be Who You Are: This section is called Be who you are and this is very, very, very, very important. One thing that I wanna tell you guys, which is hilarious, is that I'm doing this skill share lesson right now. If you notice, I might be a little bit flush. I'm actually quite nervous of putting this out there, but I know that this is something that I've wanted to do, so I'm doing it anyway. There is a big possibility that I am going to crash and burn with this lesson that nothing that I'm trying to say is getting across. But if I don't do it, I'm going to live with that regret. So I know that that's part of who I am. I do not want to leave this mortal coil with any regrets. And so it's very important to identify who you are and just be that one of the most important things that being who you are is just telling it how it is, not trying to make up some elaborate story or pretend that you're something else, just be who you are. And I think a lot of times we grow up in a society where we think we have to be someone else or be really good at this thing, or be something better than what we think we are in order to be able to succeed. And really the truth of the matter is you are an expert at being you, if you're going out there and you're trying to be something else or BY someone else other than yourself, then you are going to fail miserably because honestly you have the most practice at being you and some of us, I know that because you get pulled in several different directions, right. So like when you're with your mom, maybe you behave one way when you're when you're with this group of friends, maybe you'd behave that way. And so a lot of times our identity feels a little mismatched. Like we, we get a little lost in that whole game that we play with society of being someone else. And so it's really important to identify who you are, who you are, and just be that with everyone. That way you're not hiding behind a guise because it gets very confusing as far as what your wants and what your needs are when you are constantly playing someone else. One really good way of doing this is identifying whether or not you hold back from telling people exactly how you feel, whether or not you hold back from telling people that you love them. Whether or not you hold back from telling people like, hey, you're kind of in a hole right now. If you are walking on egg shells are holding back from something, then chances are you're not being yourself. What's most important? There's understanding. Don't worry about what that other person might think of you. There are a lot of people that are in long-term friendships that no longer work and they're holding on and pretending to be something that they're not simply because the friendship has been there for a long time. Listen, people evolve, people grow up, people change. If you have somebody telling you you've changed man, Great, great. That's exactly what we're supposed to do. And I think a lot of times we hold back from being our true selves because we don't want to get rejected. And I could honestly tell you that rejection is just part of growth. It just is one of the other things as fires. Who you are and really identifying who you are is picturing yourself in your mind, right? So you just take a, take a quick moment to just picture yourself in your mind. What do you see? What colors do you see? Do you see yourself kinda hunched over and sad? You see yourself standing strong, powerful in sunlight. And it doesn't have to be like a moving image or something that could just be a flash. It could be a feeling. A lot of times when I say picture this in your head, people think that it has to be like a, like a movie playing. It's not, it's either a flash of an image or a movie playing or just a feeling, just, just an amorphous feeling that you get. Picture yourself in your head and identify what the feeling is. If the feeling is one of feeling victim hood or feeling sad or feeling anything negative like that, feeling disempowered. Then at that point, it is important for you to identify that and change that narrative that you have for yourself in your own mind. Because ultimately, at that point, what has probably happen is that you've been more concerned about what other people see when they look at you. And so you see yourself through this filter of what you think people see versus actually looking at yourself and determining what it is that you want to see. Most of the time, people out there are very, very fickle. I mean, people's opinions of you are fickle. One day they might love you and adore you and think that you were so fricking, awesome. And then the next day, they just they are like, I don't even like you anymore. And the thing is that a lot of us get pulled in all these different directions and are trying to figure out this weird complex puzzle of the human psyche, of people's emotions and really you can't. And we spend so much time concerning ourselves with what other people are thinking when they don't even know what they're thinking. And a lot of times we don't know what we're thinking. And really ultimately at the end of the day, what is most important is for you to be who you are and understand what it is that your thinking, because you cannot predict, are determined or even identify what it is that someone else is going through, that is their journey. Your responsibility is your self-image and who you are in identifying what it is that you think about the world. Remember, we all suck at things. We all second things. There's nothing wrong with that. If you've never done something before, if you've never given a speech in front of a group and you're terrified to do that. That's normal. Of course that's normal. It doesn't mean that that's you are it doesn't mean that you can't do this thing. If you identify as a person who when they're afraid of doing something, they can't do it, then you're never gonna do it. If you identify yourself as a person that says, you know what, I'm gonna be scared shirtless, but I'm going to try and do it because the alternative is not doing it and never getting the benefits of that experience. And really at the end of this, what I'm telling you is just be who you are. So whether or not you do want to face those fears or you don't. Whatever it is, it is up to you. This is just my mindset, my perspective when it comes to this kind of thing and why it is that I put myself out there and face fears because I don't like being afraid of stuff. I just want to do the stuff. A lot of the fears that we have, our mental, I'm not talking about going out there and sticking your head in the mouth of a shark or something like that. There are a lot of physical things that might scare us that you're thinking like, okay, well, this is about facing the fears. I'm talking about simple comfort zones to break out of. Do not put yourself in danger simply to break out of a fear. But either way, remember, just be who you are because who you are is awesome. 6. What's Next: So in this section, we're gonna go over the list of questions that I have on the sheet to identify whether or not something is a comfort zone or a fear. And what's your next steps are. So I put all the questions on there to help you determine what the next steps are impossibly, What kind of fun things that you could come up with in order to challenge yourself to face those fears. The first question is, what things MIT too shy or scared to do? And you can write one or you could write a list of things on there and just things that maybe you've wanted to do, but you're kind of afraid to do it or things that you think are outside of the scope of what's possible for you. Things that maybe you've wanted to do. The second question is, what kind of person do I believe I am when it comes to doing this thing, right? So like take a look at those things that maybe you want to do, but you haven't done that, you're afraid to do. And look at yourself and ask yourself the question, why is it that I can't do this thing or why's that I haven't done this thing, or why is it that I won't do this thing? Because that'll help you identify maybe what the blockages or what the fear is behind that thing. The third question is, what kind of person do I want to be? So you've just identified the fear behind why it is that you don't do what you do. What kind of person would you be if you were able to do this thing easily? Like what, what kind of person, what skill set or what, what personality, what thing isn't that you feel that you don't have that you need in order to be this thing. And then finally, the fourth question, which is if I was the kind of person I wanted to be, what kind of things would I be brave enough to do? And then make a list. So like if you were that person, right, the person that you just identified, what kinda things, whether or not they're related to that particular thing. What kind of things would you do? What kind of challenges could you give yourself? And this is where you make a list of obscure challenges or just weird challenges or anything. It could be anything. It could be like he get adventurous and you go to a restaurant and you tell the waiter, just bring me whatever, something that pushes you outside of your comfort zone. It doesn't have to be giant. It could be having a heart-to-heart with somebody. It could be standing at a park reading poetry out loud. It could be anything like that, just something that pushes you outside of whatever that particular comfort zone is when you're looking at this thing that maybe you're afraid to do right? Then you ask yourself the five questions of, am I afraid to do this? What will happen if I do this thing? What won't happen if I do this thing? What will happen if I don't do this thing? What will happen if I do this thing and that will bring this whole thing into full circle. And you could give yourself a plan, give yourself a plan of how it is that you're going to face these fears, but most importantly, have fun with it. And remember that you're just chipping away little by little. You don't have to get over your fear. In fact, you will never totally get over your fears. And that's good news because that means that we are constantly growing, we're constantly evolving, we're constantly going to be able to challenge ourselves. And that's something to acknowledge and recognize as a good thing. 7. Final Thoughts: My final thoughts on this particular subject is, yes, it could be very, very hard to break out of your comfort zones, especially if it's a comfort zone that has been there for a long time and you've stacked a lot of excuses on it. Fear is the main thing that is keeping us in that little box. And fear can freeze us. I mean, fear is a good thing. Fear is something that keeps you from tumbling over a 1000 foot cliff because you're afraid to approach it. We have to acknowledge the fact that some fears are simply in here. We need to be able to identify those things and understand that if we are keeping ourselves comfortable in a place that a comfort zone really has nothing to do with being comfortable. Comfort zone has to do with your own guilded cage forming around you in order to protect you from feeling like a fool. Feeling like people think that you're stupid, feeling like you might fail. We try to desperately keep ourselves from doing these things, not understanding that these things are what allow us to grow. You have to face of fear and fail in order to be able to do it again and do it better and better, and better and better. And that is OK. The thing that I understand about fear is that fear is a habit. So it becomes this habitual thing and that's how the comfort zone forms in the first place. And so it's a habit. You can change a habit. But in order to change a habit, you have to replace that with something else. Which is why going out and facing your fears important because instead of just following the same pattern of the old habit, now you're throwing a pattern interrupt and you are facing it. And what happens is that when you throw that pattern interrupt in, your fear habit, will do everything that it can to fight for its survival. So it's going to cause your legs to shake. It's gonna cause your voice to get shaking is going to cause you to sweat. It's going to cause you to feel like you can't do this thing. Understanding that that is simply you trying to keep yourself in that comfort zone if it is not a dangerous situation. Really think about that and acknowledge that. And sometimes you have to stop and ask to be hindsight when you think about it, when you are going through fight or flight, what ends up happening is that your frontal lobe is now working as well. So basically you're looking at the situation and it is altered completely by your fear. You are looking at the world through the eyes of fear and everything just seems like it is falling apart. And it is important to understand that you've got this. You can do this. It doesn't matter how many times you've repeated a narrative to yourself that it is impossible for you that you don't have the talent or you don't have the ability to learn, or you don't have this, or you don't have that. The fact is you do you do you seriously do? And so all you have to do is face it and face it and face it and be willing to face it and fail face it and fail face it and fail, but just keep going. If it is something that you wanna do, the thing is guys, I'm not here to tell you that you have to break through every single comfort zone. I'm here to tell you to evaluate your life and see where it is that you want changes to happen. And if you want changes to happen, you need to identify the fact that there is a comfort zone that is holding you in place. And if that comfort zone is holding in place and you no longer want that comfort zone, then you're going to have to face to fear. There might be a comfort zone that you're like, I'm good at this, this one's fine. And so it's not about just I'm destroying every single comfort zone. Whatever comfort zone is in your way at this moment right now, you don't have to abolish every single one, whatever is in front of you at this moment right now, just tackle that one and take your time tackling it. Because remember, it's bit by bit, piece by piece. It is understanding that a year from now, I don't want to be in the same place. I don't need to beat it this month. I don't need to beat it this week. I don't need to be to today. Just I want to be able to look back at my life, hindsight and say, you know, that's where I was. It took me a year to break out of that comfort zone. But look at where I am now. So remember, you've got this, Take your time. Don't be hard on yourself. Be willing to fail, and be awesome. I would love to hear what kind of exercises you guys come up with when it comes to doing the things under Xi and whether or not you actually go out there and do them and face some fears. I would love you to share that with me. If you can hear on skill share, that'll be awesome. Thank you so much for watching this class. You guys, you guys are absolutely freaking amazing and I totally adore you. And that's it for this one. The OS.