I moved! (and why you should too)

Last month I moved – and I am not speaking metaphorically. I physically left Los Angeles after over 16 years of living there and moved to San Diego. It was 100% an intuitive decision that made no logical sense. I love LA and have been happy there. I was super dialed in and lived a very comfortable lifestyle.

However that was the problem.  There was too much certainty and my heart was craving a change, even though my head really tried to talk me out of it.  Moving is stressful and I did not want to start over in a new city.  I was nervous to leave the city of angels that has been the place I’ve basically grown up in.

But I have learned that ignoring my heart and listening only to my head is not the best way to live.  So I did it . . . and I’m soooooo happy!!!

And I want you to move too. Not necessarily out of your physical home but definitely out of your comfort zone!!! If we have too much certainty in our lives, we do not grow. I share about why more in today’s vlog.

Getting out of your comfort zone is massively important.  This is not news to you, yet how often do you consciously create experiences that make you uncomfortable?

Tony Robbins talks about how we have six basic human needs.  Two of those needs are certainty and uncertainty. Usually we are pretty good at meeting our certainty needs. We love plans, control and latching on to things or people who make us feel safe.  We are not so great with creating uncertainty in our lives because it usually is fairly uncomfortable.

But being uncomfortable is not something to fear.  Living a complacent life where you do not grow into your full potential is way scarier!!

My encouragement to you today is to do something, even just one small thing, that pulls you out of your comfort zone.  It can be as small as talking to a stranger or as big as deciding to quit your job and finally listen to that calling you have been ignoring for years.

Here is something REALLY important to consider: If you do not consciously take action that creates some uncertainty and discomfort in your life, then the Universe will create it for you because that is how we grow. I don’t know about you, but I have had plenty of growth moments that have come in the form of Expectation Hangovers so I’d much rather choose my growth adventure.

Plus, uncertainty is FUN! Sure it can produce some butterflies in your stomach but that is an invigorating feeling to have. You feel alive!

Please do not live a rinse-and-repeat life.  Create some uncertainty. Take a step (it does not have to be a giant leap) out of your comfort zone. (Tweet This!!)

What’s the step you’ll take today or someday in the very near future? Share with me so I can cheer you on and coach you through any fears.  Head on over to the blog and comment.


p.s. Just a reminder that enrollment for B-School closes TODAY.  If you want me to help you build or uplevel your business, learn more here.

p.p.s. Did you catch episode 77 of my podcast where I coach Katie on overcoming her fear of stepping into her calling and launching her coaching biz?  Tune in here.

  • Hadeel Al Musallam

    Wow Christine! Thank you for that! I’m actually going to post a video replying to your questions on my YouTube channel. That is my uncomfortable gesture and my uncertainty. Will keep you posted

    • http://www.christinehassler.com/ Christine Hassler

      I acknowledge you for stepping out of your comfort zone.

  • Julia Lorena Stadum

    Yesterday my sister told me her friends are in Sydney (where I live) visiting and want to meet me at Mardi Gras (pride parade here). I haven’t met these people before, nor have I been to Mardi Gras. I immediately felt like saying no, but I also thought about how much fun I would probably have. So I said yes! Plans are in the works. Wish me luck!

    • http://www.christinehassler.com/ Christine Hassler

      Julia, wishing you the most fun and I acknowledge you for saying YES to a new experience.

  • Mariana

    Hi Christine, I totally agree with you as I found myself also thinking that I can’t grow in my comfort zone even the comfort wasn’t so high.

    • http://www.christinehassler.com/ Christine Hassler

      Marina, that is a powerful awareness. What is an inner and outer choice you can take to move out of your comfort zone? Sounds like it might be “familiar zone” more than “comfort.”

  • teatimeatbons

    Hi Christine, I joined B school through you, and writing to you right now is a big step out of my comfort zone. I’m excited about everything that I’ll be learning. Cheers.

    • http://www.christinehassler.com/ Christine Hassler

      I am so excited and looking forward to supporting you further. I acknowledge you for taking a big step.

  • Hadeel Al Musallam

    I did it! I posted a raw footage of me talking about your topic! Thank you Christine for the challenge!


  • Olga Sievers

    Having never been out of the Northwest, I recently decided to take the leap and move to Denver. Although funny enough, posting a comment here is more out of my comfort zone than moving! Your podcasts have been so very helpful to me lately. You are such a blessing at just the right time!

    • http://www.christinehassler.com/ Christine Hassler

      Olga, I acknowledge you for the courage to step outside of your comfort zone and share your appreciation with me. It means a lot.
      Can you post this?

      • Olga Sievers

        I’m sorry, I don’t understand. Post is where?

        • http://www.christinehassler.com/ Christine Hassler

          Sorry I didn’t mean there is another post. Your doing so awesome I so acknowledge your courage. Thank you.

    • Staci

      Hey, congrats on moving. How is Denver? I was thinking of moving there too.