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Lesson #5 in my “Average Sucks! Learning How To Become Remarkable” series.  To begin the series (highly suggested), please click –> Here

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Successful entrepreneurs do this too.  In fact, great human beings in general do.  Ever ask yourself why this or that makes you feel a certain way?  Frustrated, angry, unsafe, fearful?  Ever look at your reaction to these things – your common behavioral responses to all that that makes you uncomfortable?  Do you notice the lanes you commonly travel in?  Not those you physically drive in but, those you commonly live in!  Well, I challenge you to first identify these feelings and responses.  List them.  Spend quiet time thinking about them.  Ask yourself why?  What if I felt differently and changed lanes?  
So many of the successful and happy entrepreneurs and leaders that we have had the pleasure to work with through the years, both as a mentor and in whatever capacity we worked previously, all seem to innately understand that there are many “lanes” to travel in, BE in, gain new awareness in and lead in.  They find new lanes by leaning into all that makes them uncomfortable in the present (their present lane) and by doing so, they discover yet another way to be, think, act and react.  The happiest and most successful people we ever met were continually reinventing themselves.  Always growing.  Never, ever satisfied with status quo.  The graphic below best explains what we call…

Successful Leader Personal Behavior Cycle
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Please take a minute or so to digest this.  Notice the perpetual cycle of change that successful leaders are always putting themselves through!  Never easy and always challenging, successful entrepreneurs (and leaders alike) all seemingly follow this path to greatness.  Notice how they never stop.  Never stop…
Pausing to sharpen their saw,
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Increasing their level of Awareness (most through some form of mentoring),
Never Stop
Growing  and Reinventing themselves,
Never Stop
Taking Action toward that newly realized perspective,
Never Stop
Innovating and taking risks.
During each and every part of this journey, happy, successful entrepreneurs “lean into” everything uncomfortable.  They do so because they know it is in that place, where they are most vulnerable they ironically find their greatest strength.
So, what is uncomfortable for you in your job, in your career, in your life?  Have you thought about perhaps leaning more into that?  Leaning in more not to just discover new answers and ways to solve the respective challenges but leaning in to also discover new, important aspects and facets of yourself?
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