Outside the Comfort Zone

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Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone-Robert Allen

 

We talk a lot about comfort these days. We have luxury cars and comfortable shoe. We even have a restaurant type called “comfort food.”

There’s a lot to be said for comfort. It’s something that we strive for – a comfortable wage, a comfortable home, you get the idea.

We have created a place, the comfort zone, where we choose to stay rather than speaking in public or helping out with a cause on the weekend. To stay within the comfort zone is to do nothing out of the ordinary.

In order to have those items that give us comfort, we first must be willing to get out of that zone to earn it. The Everyday Revolutionary must become comfortable outside the comfort zone, because indeed, everything you want lies outside of it.

You don’t have to dive into the deep end to start. Just a few steps out will demonstrate that discomfort can be overcome if the outcome is important to you.

Go ahead, stick your toe in.

To Move Things Forward, Practice What You Preach

You’re Grandmother always told you to set a good example and to practice what you preached. She would never steer you wrong and her advice should be heeded by the Everyday Revolutionary! Listen in while we apply some of Grandma’s principles…

Everyday Revolutionary Tips For Introverts

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Everyday Revolutionaries comes from all kinds of temperamental backgrounds, in fact, the more varied our approaches the stronger the effort. People who are generally more comfortable with interaction in groups and who are naturally outgoing seem to fit the mold of what we believe a “mover and shaker” is. Nothing is further from the truth! But for those introverts wishes to play a part in their own “everyday revolution,” we may have some tips that can keep you a little closer to your comfort zone. Listen in!

Get the Message Out!

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Your message is the central theme of your effort, go getting it to your intended audience is important. Look for tried and true methods or new innovations, but be sure those methods are connected to willing ears! Listen now!

The Kindergarten Revolutionary

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There’s no age limit for Everyday Revolutionaries. Meet a young lady, a kindergartner, that’s making an impact on the world around her. She used many of the basic steps to accomplish her goals. Just think what great things await her the older she gets!

Big Lil: The Rest of the Story

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So, here’s the rest of the story about “Big Lil,” Lillian Billioca and the Headscarf Revolutionaries that brought about sweeping changes to the English fishing industry in regard to the safety of the men out on the ships. The Everyday Revolutionary should be grateful to those that have lead the way and paid the price.

Get Up, Stay Up

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Taking a stand is not something you do for a day. It’s done for as long as necessary until the job is done. The everyday Revolutionary is in it for the long haul. Check out the podcast for more.

Lessons from the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout

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The morning of April 2, 2018 thousands of Oklahoma Teachers and concerned citizens followed the example of teachers in West Virginia and converged on the State Capital calling for what they deem is long overdue adequate funding for their school, classrooms and students. But there are some in far-flung parts of the state that are rallying support in their own hometowns, garnering support from citizens to make calls from all parts of the state to their state legislators to urge them to support the needed funding for schools. I was lucky enough to happen on one of these hometown rallies and spoke directly with the Everyday Revolutionaries taking a stand for education and the future.

Ducks and the Everyday Revolutionary

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Get your ducks in a line was common barnyard advice when I was growing up. It’s also good advice in any endeavor you are trying to accomplish! See how the Everyday Revolutionary can use this bucolic encouragement to their advantage. Listen to the podcast.