EP 55: How to Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable Outside Your Comfort Zone

Andy Molinsky is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology.  

Andy’s work helps people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones in work and life. He has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today, and the Financial Times among others. His first book, Global Dexterity received the Axiom Award (Silver Medal) for Best Business Book in International Business & Globalization and has been used widely in organizations around the world, including Boeing, AIG, the US Air Force Academy, and the Clinton Foundation among others. He teaches, consults, and lectures widely to university and corporate audiences.

Andy shares how his experience in research and training professionals and small business owners has helped him develop systems to help people move out of their comfort zones. He describes one of his techniques to Matt and Dan and shares how small business owners can identify tasks that are out of their comfort zone and leverage on them to create the most impact in their business.

You can connect with Andy through his website and social media platforms:

You can get Andy’s book  Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence, here.

Andy also has a couple of checklists for SPRH Podcast listeners. The first is a free guide to 10 cultural codes from around the world. The second is Andy’s very best tips on stepping outside your comfort zone at work.

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