One of my friends called in an expert trainer for one of their dogs last weekend.
He told me there’s nothing particularly wrong with the dog, he’s just got a few things he’s scared of and ends up over-reacting.
He was telling me what the trainer did with the dog.
He was fascinated by how the trainer used the whole de-sensitisation and positive association process to “fix” the dog.
Regular, mild exposure to the things that are scary, along with regular positive reinforcement solved the issues!
I thought this was really interesting, that’s why im sharing it with you
What can we learn from this?
Well it’s the same process WE go through when we HAVE to overcome a fear
(or when we are scared or intimidated by something)
Like having to lose weight
or like a new exercise regime.
Now I’m not saying any of you are dogs.
But the psychology is the same.
Regular, mild exposure to the scary stuff.
Coupled with some support and positive reinforcement
is the KEY to your success.
You need to understand if you are scared – that’s NORMAL
It’s ok to be scared.
It’s ok to be out of shape.
It’s ok to not know what to eat.
Taking some action and exposing yourself to whatever your afraid of or have been avoiding will give you a REWARD.
Yes you will feel some of those shitty emotions I mentioned like fear but you will also feel better and have more energy
and maybe even be proud of yourself.
Over time the shitty feelings will disappear and will be replaced by more of the positive ones.
This is the reality of the situation my friend.
I can’t tell you it’s easy, because I would be lying.
But I can tell you it will be WORTH IT.
Be brave and face up to what ever it is you have been putting off.
Accept the FACT when you are out of your comfort zone.
By definition you will feel uncomfortable, afraid or whatever.
Cope with that feeling and you will do well in whatever goal you decide to take on
It’s kinda twisted…
Living IN your comfort zone all the time eventually will make you feel uncomfortable
And living OUTSIDE of your comfort zone will eventually make you feel comfortable
In a nutshell…
Most people I know want to be successful
Successfully at work, with their relationships, their health etc
And that’s today’s lesson – success lies outside your comfort zone
So be brave and strong, step outside yours
This week on the podcast we have Kevin, a very successful butcher (he stepped out of his comfort zone to come on the podcast) who shares his top tips and advice about meat.
Kevin has over 40 years experience as a butcher.
I talk to him about meat quality, the sources of meat, slaughter of animals
the different cuts and the best value.