Tony Robbins likes to say that, “The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.” So, let me ask you: how often do you leave your comfort zone? As tough as that can be, our guest today says it is this very practice that often leads to success. I can vouch for that. Getting laid off in 2009 was a very uncomfortable, uncertain time in my life. But I didn’t cower. I didn’t play the victim and I credit so much of my success today to that unexpected kick in the pants back in the day.
But, back to our guest, Andy Molinksy, he’s a popular professor at Brandeis University who has delivered a tremendous book on this topic called Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence. In it he helps people conquer the uncomfortable so they can succeed. This is Andy’s second book. His first book, Global Dexterity, was a huge success receiving the Axiom Award for best business book in international business and globalization. Organizations around the world have used this book including the US Air Force Academy and the Clinton Foundation.