Going out of your comfort zone and meeting new people can be a scary thing, but it shouldn’t be! Why do so many of us have this fear? We fear walking into a room of people we don’t know, we fear introducing ourselves, we fear shaking hands, and sometimes we fear making eye contact! This fear mindset needs to be changed into a faith mindset. These events should be seen as miracles.
We shouldn’t hide from these opportunities, we should own these opportunities.
We should own these opportunities and own them with confidence. Don’t dread walking into class on the first day, going to networking events, or going on blind dates. Instead own them and find joy and excitement in them! Walk in and just be you! Be 110% true to yourself and don’t hide who you are. You are you, and own it! Once you got that figured out, think of each new person as a present and/or miracle. You never know what they have to offer you until you start getting to know them. Once you know them you can unwrap all the possibilities the two of you can offer to each other. This will allow you to find out how you can grow and expand, and how you can change each other’s lives. You never know, they could be the miracle you’ve been waiting for.
Walk into any new experience with faith, and know you are being guided to branch out.
Now, you might be thinking, “Okay, great. But how do I branch out?”, well, let me tell ya. 😉 You need to pop your “bubble”, your bubble of friends that is. It’s natural that we all get into a close group of friends that we really love and care about, but we start to create this “bubble”. We forget that there are other amazing people out there, other than our friends. They can be viewed as the best people in the world, which they are, and we don’t even think twice about it. We spend time with them, text them, live with them, and create a bubble with them. Right now you might be in this bubble effect, and that’s okay, but let’s work on it together! 😉
We need to reach out and branch out.
The first step we need to do it reach out. Reach out to someone new that you think is inspirational/motivational/smart/unique/cool, or, it could be someone you just have a strong calling to. Let them know who you are if they don’t know you, and see where it goes from there. If things go good, then great! If they don’t, at least you tired to reach out to someone new! What matters is that you are going outside of your bubble and trying to connect with new people. When we open up our bubble to other people we allow for more connections to be made. With this we can learn new things, network, broaden our horizons, create new experiences, and develop new opportunities. Really, the sky’s the limit when it comes to meeting new people, so get going!
After reaching out, we need to branch out. Don’t define yourself to one bubble. Either open it up to everyone, or eliminate it completely. Become your own person and be friends with everyone, or at least get to know everyone. When you do this the chances are higher for you to get that dream job down the road, land that project funding, or find the house of your dreams. Word travels fast when you have multiple connections, and this greatly benefits you because sometimes it is about who you know, not what you know. So, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and branch out to new people. Think of it as a fun new game, like how many new people can you meet in one month. This way it takes a little of the nerves off 🙂
The next time you have a chance to meet someone new approach the opportunity with confidence and faith. See this person for who they are and as a possible life long friend. Burst your bubble and be friends with all!
Do you find yourself in a bubble? Do you get nervous meeting new people? Have you ever scored something big just from you connections?
Take today to try and reach out and branch out. Let me know how it goes, I would love to hear!
Have a great day!