On How to Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone to Grow Both Personally and Professionally
An Interview with @Maria Angelova (learn more about Maria at the end of the article)
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Consistency — Turn your priorities into habits. Habits get you through your comfort zone. Doing the right and best things daily. Habits come from consistency. Habits don’t have to be huge, just consistent. I consistently start my day with the Bible, then go to reading leadership material, then post on social media, and during my power hour I send lead-generating e-mails, five for speaking and five for podcasts.
It feels most comfortable to stick with what we are familiar with. But anyone who has achieved great success will tell you that true growth comes from pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. What are some ways that influential people have pushed themselves out of their comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally? As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Todd Kuckkahn.
Todd Kuckkahn is on a mission to revolutionize company culture and leadership. His passion for leadership and culture earned him an independent speaker, coach, teacher, and trainer certification with (John C.) Maxwell Leadership. Throughout his career, Todd has done countless presentations, workshops, and seminars at local, state, national and international conferences. He is both DISC and DEI certified.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we start, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood backstory?
I grew up in what was then a small rural community outside of Madison, WI, USA. I was blessed to have two incredible parents raise me and my brother. One of my proudest accomplishments was working with my buddies and the Jaycees to get outdoor hockey boards built so the puck would stop bouncing off of little girls’ ankles who were learning to skate. They even gave us the keys to the city garage to take the tractor and sweep off the snow. Imagine that today. It was my first real lesson in leadership. That leadership responsibility would pay off for me throughout my life…to be continued next time…
P.S. My daughter the hockey player!