Stepping out of your comfort zone is not easy. But in many cases, you need to do it to accomplish things.
This week, I was forced to step out of my comfort zone. The feeling was brutal, but the results were perfect.
Between Vince & I, I am the more shy, timid one.
Well this week, the cabinet company was installing the cabinets at our new build house in Kingsville, ON. For those of you that don’t know, we started a home building company, Belcasa Inc. You can follow us on Instagram @belcasainc.
Anyways, the installer of this company was a real pain. When he showed up to install the cabinets, the plug for the microwave was installed by the electrician about 6 inches too low. So the installer called me to let me know that it had to be moved today. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the electrician out quick enough for this installer.
He said to me, “why don’t you move it yourself, aren’t you the builder?”
As you know, we are not the most handy guys. That’s why we tell people, if we can build a house, anyone can really build a house and that’s why we recommend our build-to-rent strategy to everyone. If we can do it, anybody can. Well, since we are not handy, I didn’t trust myself to move this plug properly LOL.
So the installer told me to call the company’s head office and see what they could do. Head office told me they would have to come back after the electrician moves the plug and charge us a service fee.
Typically, in this situation, I would just accept that or ask Vince to handle it. But Vince was busy, and I just couldn’t accept this.
So I stepped out of my comfort zone.
I explained how we’ve spend several thousands on this kitchen and were repeat customers. I explained how they told us originally they were scheduled for 2 days, and that they can’t charge me a service fee since they were only there for 1 day.
Long story short, it got a little confrontational, and I hate confrontation.
But to my surprise, the installer just moved the plug himself. He did not want to come back another day so he just did it himself (even though “he wasn’t supposed to).
Now, in most cases, old Mikey over here would’ve just avoided the confrontation and accepted the service charge because it was the easy thing to do.
Instead, I stepped out of my comfort zone, and shit got done!
I have concluded, that when I step out of my comfort zone, things in my life turn out positive.
Growing up, my comfort zone was to go to school, get a good job, and live happily ever after.
In reality, I went to school to become a teacher, and couldn’t get a job. So instead, against my will, I stepped out of my comfort zone and went into insurance sales. Today, I make way more money than I would’ve as a school teacher and I actually like my job for the most part.
As I worked, my comfort zone was to save money and hand it over to my “trusted” financial advisor to invest for me.
After years of nothing getting accomplished, I stepped out of my comfort zone and started reading about active investing.
I came across Rob Minton and his cashflownaire plan and immediately started investing for cashflow, even though it felt scary and wasn’t what everyone else is doing.
I still have investments with my financial advisor. Nothing seems to have changed.
But with my cashflow investments, the returns have been crazy and I am closer than ever to the ever elusive position of FU.
Some might call it luck, but I like to think that those think it’s luck because it hasn’t happened to them. In reality, returns like that haven’t happened to them because they are afraid to step out of their comfort zone.
And now, in our business. We seem to have to go out of our comfort zone all the time. Every trade and every supplier, seems to love to take the easy way out, or blame someone else. We need to step our of our comfort zone and confront some of these situations.
Now take a long look at yourself. Are you stepping out of your comfort zone? Are you doing things that others are not willing to do?
If you want to achieve that glorious position of FU, there is a good chance you need to step out of your comfort zone.
Here’s a suggestion…
Consider joining our Canadian Cashflownaire Membership. With this membership, you will receive boat loads of books, reports, classes, and courses, as well as our monthly newsletter, all detailing methods, systems and current trends that will help you become a Cashflownaire and achieve the glorious position of FU.
Monthly newsletter subscriptions have been huge for us.
It’s funny, because these were also the most difficult things for us to pull the trigger on.
We had no problem spending thousands on traditional education, but spending 20-50 bucks on a newsletter felt like a scam!
But how backwards is that thinking? I look at myself. My business degree from the University of Windsor costed around $40,000 dollars. My Bachelor of Education degree costed close to another $10,000. And I’m working in a job that doesn’t require either.
Yet, the newsletters I have subscribed to gave me investing ideas that have made me hundreds of thousands of dollars.
I’ll be honest, I probably would have never invested in real estate had I not subscribed to the Rockstar Inner circle membership, which is a group based in Toronto.
And I probably wouldn’t have even thought about investing outside of mutual funds had it not been for Rob Minton’s Cashflownaire membership (that’s why we reached out to him to launch a Cashflownaire Membership for Canadians).
But getting out of my comfort zone was the best thing I ever did. And there were some subscriptions I tried that were good, but not for me. Others flat out sucked.
But sometimes that’s the cost of doing business.
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It might not be for you.
But it also might be what excels you to sit in that glorious position of FU.
Vince & Mike