#GuildChat for 10/30/15: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, October 30 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is Getting out of your comfort zone.

Being comfortable is something we typically strive for in life. Comfortable is stress free as it’s a less complicated, more predictable work and life.  In professional circles our comfort zone can be in staying solely in our area of expertise, moving into conversations and knowledge areas that are familiar to us and working on projects that we have been successful at in the past. But comfort and being in a comfort zone have risk as we can become complacent, we may lose the ability to take on new challenges, we get “soft”.2015-01-09_11-14-16

In this week’s GuildChat we look at comfort zones and how we can get out of them to improve our practice and our product. We will discuss what it looks like to “stay on our (professional) toes” and continually push ourselves into new directions.  Join us and share your thoughts and experiences in getting out of your comfort zone!

Prospective questions:

Q1. How would you define a professional comfort zone? #GuildChat
Q2. What are the advantages/disadvantages of a professional comfort zone? #GuildChat
Q3. How do you know you’re operating in a place within your comfort zone? #GuildChat
Q4. How do you navigate out of a comfort zone? What specifically do you do? #GuildChat
Q5. Are there risks associated with operating outside your comfort zone? If no, why not? If yes, what are they? #GuildChat
Q6. As a learning professional, what are some areas that outside your comfort zone that you feel are important to explore? #GuildChat
Q7. How can we help others extend beyond their comfort zone? How do you approach it? #GuildChat


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