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Bootstrap Leadership by Steve Arneson

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31Get Outside the Circle

Practice New Leadership Behaviors

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, you’ve built an invisible circle around yourself over the years. And subconsciously, you protect and even nurture this circle—it’s called your Comfort Zone. Don’t worry, we all have them, in our personal and professional lives. The Comfort Zone is where all of your favorite beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors flourish. The Comfort Zone is where you feel confident, calm, and self-assured. It is where the person that you (and others) recognize feels comfortable. This is your safe space, where you operate from a familiar style.

But you’ve actually been testing your Comfort Zone, haven’t you? How’s it feel to be stepping outside the circle? As you’ve been stretching and challenging ...

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