Wherever you sit on the political spectrum, you’d have to agree that the United States right now is a deeply divided nation – more so than I can ever remember. And many of us, for the first time in our lives, are considering some form of political activism or expression.
To be honest, when I checked the calendar and realized my book would be launching at this time, I was concerned it might get swept up in the political tsunami of the election and its aftermath, but now, I’m actually really grateful for the timing. I truly feel that Reach has something to offer each of us in this uncertain time.
At its heart, Reach is about everyday acts of courage. It’s about speaking up in that intimidating meeting, or delivering that difficult, negative feedback, or, politically speaking, expressing your beliefs in a crowd of people who might not agree with you – even if you dread awkward, in-person encounters.
I’m so proud of Reach – it represents my very best thinking about comfort zones, courage, and developing the confidence to do things you might never have felt you could have done. I would be truly so honored if you could help support the launch of this book that means so much to me.
Reach A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
According to Andy Molinsky, an expert on behavior in the business world, there are five key challenges underlying our avoidance tendencies: authenticity, competence, resentment, likability and morality. Does the new behavior you’re attempting feel authentic to you? Is it the right thing to do? Answering these questions will help identify the “gap” in our behavioral style that we can then bridge by using the three Cs: Clarity, Conviction, and Customization. Perhaps most interesting, Molinsky has discovered that many people who confront what they were avoiding come to realize that they actually enjoy it, and can even be good at it.