How to work with discomfort

Bad is always stronger than good.

And fear is always stronger than possibility.

If you wait for fear to subside, you’ll be waiting for a long time. You’ll lose time, money, energy. (Here’s a training on the SCARF model and how to better understand your fears and triggers.) 

This year I experienced a lot of growth in my career. 

I’ve launched a private coaching practice integrating neuroscience into my trainings. 

I’ve led trainings at big media, luxury-retail and finance companies, and I’m speaking at a big conference in October where I get to share my message on work and career development. 

And our membership community, which we only launched in April, is growing every quarter with amazing, mission-driven members. 

I’ve been really uncomfortable this year. 

I remember launching the new membership community. I didn’t want to do it. 

And I remember committing to building a private coaching practice and what that would mean for me. I didn’t want to do this either. (But I also really, really did.) 

I remember going into companies like Burberry to train new managers when I had zero learning and development experience. My imposter syndrome kicked in big time (yet I knew I was just what they needed).

This year, I learned to work with discomfort. Discomfort feels really terrible, and also really great.

In this video, I share how to work with discomfort, and I share one of the biggest emotional triggers I’ve struggled with since I was 9 years old. 

Watch to the end because I share a coaching exercise to help you put these learnings into practice right now. And if you do the work, you’ll see progress. 

After you’re done watching, let me know in the comments:

  • What goal is making you uncomfortable right now?
  • What’s one action you can take today to get closer to this goal? 

I’m looking forward to reading your comments. And as always, if you know someone who can benefit from Work Bigger, please forward this video.

Belma McCaffrey

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