I recently had a fantastic holiday to Portugal.
On the flight home, as my friend Liz and I sipped our (second) Gin and Tonic, she pointed out an article to me in the Flight Time magazine.
“Read Page 80,” she said.
So I did.
It was an interview with Samuel Leach – a self-made millionaire at the age of just 27. He is the Founder of Samuel & Co Trading; a training programme for aspiring traders.
He talks about how he scaled his business, where the money came from to launch (his own pocket), the people he had on his side as he grew, and the part they played.
The bit that draws me in the most is this quote….
“I believe that being uncomfortable is the key to success. Since I was a young boy, I knew that feeling uncomfortable wasn’t something I his away from and subsequently could use if for my advantage. An analogy I like to live by is Dr Abraham Twerski’s lobster analogy; the lobster can only grow when it is under immense amounts of pressure….”
I love this. And I say it often…
OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS.
I’m sure many of you that we’ve dragged out of your comfort zone will agree?
p.s. I’ve introduced you to Liz… as I have more to tell you about Liz, which teaches a BIG lesson! Keep a look out for the follow up blog post.