Andy Molinsky is an author, speaker, coach, and professor of business and psychology at Brandeis University. He helps people and businesses identify, confront and overcome the challenges they are afraid of.
“Having more direct contact with your recipients and really hearing their stories — I think that sometimes is a really great boost to … rekindle a latent source of conviction that you have.” – Andy Molinsky
Towards a Better You
Andy is passionate about helping people step outside of their comfort zones and become better. He’s written two books, one of which is titled Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone. His research and writing have also appeared in popular publications, including Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, and Psychology Today.
Outside Your Comfort Zone
First, it’s important to draw a clear line between three major areas. These areas are your comfort zone, stretch zone, and panic zone.
“You don’t get off the couch and then run the 5K.” – Andy Molinsky on the idea of becoming better
Start with something that is challenging but meaningful. Second, try to understand the things that are holding you back from achieving your better version.
Common Success Factors
First, figure out your why. What is your purpose for wanting to step out? In his book, he’s interviewed people from different backgrounds, professions, and situations.
“If you can live your life from the want perspective, you’re probably going to be happier and more successful.” – Andy Molinsky
According to Andy, having a conviction is one key to success. It is one common factor among successful people. It gave them the strength to push through despite the discomfort.
To hear from Andy Molinsky, download and listen to the episode. Connect with him through the links below. Remember to let Andy know you heard about him on Stop Riding the Pine!
Show Links from Andy Molinsky:
- Andy’s website
- Free Guide to Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
- Free Guide to the Cultural Codes of 10 Major Cultures of the World
- Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone book
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