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Jul 30, 2019

 “I’ve never been happier than I am ever since I embraced change.” ⁠— John Johnson

Many of us prefer the easy path. We find comfort in things that we already understand. When things change too quickly, we tend to go back to the way things were. Change doesn't always feel good. It makes us uncomfortable, but it's essential because the world around us is ever-changing.

Our fear of trying something new from what we're used to prevents us from growing and reaching our full potential. You can't always stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to reach you. You have to go out and take the initiative sometimes.

But how do you get comfortable with change? How do you get okay with being uncomfortable?

Here's the thing, we'll never feel comfortable at all times. That's why we need to push our boundaries a little bit. John Johnson, an Employee Benefits Consultant at USI, is here to help you shift yourself into that discomfort zone.

Today's episode focuses on helping you help yourself be more comfortable with being uncomfortable.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Why encourage people to be comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • John Johnson’s personal journey with being uncomfortable
  • Taking a break and being mindful
  • Looking for things that challenge you
  • How we become the average of who we hang around
  • One of the best gifts you can give someone 
  • Asking for permission when you’re afraid and uncertain
  • Things you can do to make someone feel comfortable when they’re uncomfortable
  • What drew John to the topic of being okay with being uncomfortable and why it matters
  • Practices that makes John feel confident
  • How John gets people to embrace change
  • The first step in talking with people
  • Why your words and approach matters a lot
  • Getting comfortable with conflict
  • John’s role at USI


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