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CS 15: The Biggest Secret To Success

To be able to grow, you need to get out of your comfort zone, and that's way easier said than done.
The Biggest Secret To Success

Good morning guys, Marcel Martens here. Welcome back to the Cloud Secrets podcast. I just dropped off the kids at school and daycare. Back to work, and today I’m going to talk about making out of your comfort zone, your new comfort zone. We go to the theme song and then we’re going to talk about that.

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Welcome back. To be able to grow, you need to get out of your comfort zone, and that’s way easier said than done. As I can speak for myself and I know a ton of examples who experienced the same. Once you’ve established your daily routines, and I’m talking about weekdays here, but maybe you’ve got even a separate routine for your weekends as well. It’s really hard to break free of those because you feel comfort. It’s easy, that’s what time that I need to get out of bed, that’s when I take a shower, that’s when I go to the office, then I’m on time. I’m going to do my job and then I go home, maybe do some shopping, cook dinner, and after that you have the evening for yourself. Maybe you go do some sports, then you go to bed and the next day is the same. That’s pretty easy, right? Doesn’t involve a lot of thinking, no decisions need to be made. You just… Well, you’ve got your daily habits and your routines and it’s good. It feels good, you feel comfort.

You need to get out of your comfort zone

IN THE COMFORT ZONE IT'S GOING TO STAY THE SAME

You understand, right? Maybe you get a raise at your job, maybe you get a career switch when it’s time, and then you adjust your routine a little bit, but it’s not like the major changes. To be able to succeed for yourself in your life, and in being an entrepreneur, or being a business owner, or being a professional, or whatever. Being a loving spouse, being the best friend you can be, being the best father, or mother. Every single thing it’s the same,
“the secret to living is giving”
as Tony Robbins said. I truly believe that it’s… I get goosebumps, I feel good, I feel happy, when I’m able to help people. If you listened to my last podcast about finding my why, I suggest you go back and listen to it because it’s just mind blowing for me.

It’s made so much clear in why I do the things I do, without expecting anything in return because as Tony says, that sharing is… For living is giving (secret of living is giving). In order to live the happiest life you ever imagined, you need to give more, and if you give more, you’ll get more. Everything is in balance in the universe. Everything, is in balance. The nature, it takes care of that without… Instantly… I don’t know how to explain it but, go watch or read The Secret. I know, it’s maybe 20 years old, I don’t know, but it’s an eye opener, there are tons of books about it. Follow Bob Proctor for example, he’s always talking about the Law of Attraction.

If you give more, you'll get more

It’s all coming down to the same basic principle. Share more, it’s the same with the ratio between your ears to your mouth, listen twice as much as you talk. Listen to understand, as Covey is telling in his books and his stories. When you are looking for the red lining throughout history, for all the most successful people, they all understood that secret. They all give it a different name, but it’s all back to the same principle. It’s everywhere the same, listen to understand not to be understood. Just understand first before you get understood. Share more than you want, or want to receive.

It’s exactly the same as entrepreneurship, if you want your business to succeed, and become a success… You as well in person, then really the secret is, get out of your comfort zone and make that your new comfort zone.

I know what it’s hard as I said before, there are a lot of things you think about, “Oh, I don’t know about that”, or “how the hell am I supposed to do that?” “Oh, that’s not me.” “Who do you think I am?” “For who, am I going to do this?” All one answer, for you. If you get a feeling… You could feel it in your stomach when you’re out comfort, discomfort. You know it, absolutely sure, right? You know it, right? When you’re in that zone. Okay, good.

Imagine this, I give you a back… and I’ll give you an example, my family life back at home. I did a whole podcast about it, how I run my business in three days and why I need to. But, for me to be able to get there, to do the things that I do now, I needed to be out of my comfort zone for a really long time, to make it my new comfort zone. It’s a magical principle my coach teach me, give 100% despite what the other provides. If my wife is ill and she can’t provide at this time, so 0%, I fill her 100% as well. Without yagging about it, without me feeling irritated about it, without just… You just man the fuck up. Oh sorry, beep, man up. You just do the things you need to do, and that makes you feel better, if you look at it in the right way.

Man the fuck up
I truly believe that many relationships break up because of this, because they don’t know this principle or this secret. As well as I said, in entrepreneurship as well as in your personal life. Also, here the secret is giving. Our relationship has never been better because she can has… Take the rest that she needs to heal. She doesn’t need to worry that I forgot things because my family’s priority number one, they’re on top of everything. To be able to do that, I needed to go way, way out of my comfort zone because if I may say so myself,
I’m pretty lazy, and that’s why I become and IT professional, so I can automate things.
But in relations, you can’t automate anything. Well, maybe an email, but I couldn’t advise that because it’s going to break your relationships. You understand, right? Okay, good.

But, for me to go way out of my comfort zone and be creating and making that my new comfort zone. When I look back, it’s been a beautiful transition. If you ask me five years ago, Marcel, can you do the things you do today? “Hell no.” I wouldn’t say… I would say, it wasn’t possible. Where there isn’t a way, make a way. You don’t know the way, you find the way. It’s with everything, all good, and of all successful entrepreneurs, make their out of comfort zone, their new comfort zone. And that’s the biggest secret to success, and stick with it. Never gave up. As I said with the light bulb, I don’t recall his name, he didn’t have a thousand failures, or 999 no, it took him a thousand steps to invent the light bulb. With this it’s the same, don’t give up, just lean in. Lean in when you feel that you’re in your out of comfort zone and that’s where the magic happens.

He didn't have a thousand failures

You need to push through that wall. You don’t go around it, you don’t go above it, or over it. Just go through it, and I guarantee you at the other end of the wall, the sun is always shining. Remember that and that’s where the gold pot is, that’s where success is. I dare you to… I challenge you to get out of your comfort zone. That’s where the magic happens and where you can truly live on the edge, and experience most beautiful things, and get extraordinary life, and/or money, or happiness, or everything you want, is on the other side of that wall. You just need to find a way through it. That means keep going and keep going, and keep going, until you’re there, and never give up.

So that’s it for today. Talk to you next time. If you liked this, please rate and subscribe on iTunes because other people are only going to find this podcast if we get lots of reviews or lots of ratings. Please take a minute and then go to iTunes and rate this with the four or five star if you like it. If you don’t like it, comment as well and let me know why you don’t like it so I can do anything about it.

Thank you for watching and listening and I’ll talk to you guys next time. See ya. Bye bye. Marcel.

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