Are you in the DEEP END? – Emily Muia

Are you in the DEEP END?

Imagine you’re at the swimming pool (or the beach if you prefer)…..

You wade in the zero-depth and your feet are covered with water.

You walk farther in and now your knees are covered.  It’s a little harder to walk but you still have no problem keeping upright.

You get to your stomach area…you hold your breath in and suck in your stomach as the water feels cold (why do we do that anyway?).

You get up towards your neck and it feels a little uncomfortable but you can still breathe and you can still stand.

As you dive into the water and swim into the deeper water, you feel confident and excited.

Then when you pick your head up out of the water, you have to tread.  You can’t touch anything and you have to work just to keep your head out of the water.  It’s not as easy because you can’t feel the bottom – you don’t have a foot on the ground.

You’re in the deep end.

How can you relate this to business?  Check out this video to learn what being in the DEEP END means in both business and life.

Being in the deep end means you’re taking risks and doing things that you’ve never done before.  It means that you are looking for new ways to grow and you’ll do almost anything necessary to get there.

Being in the deep end means you can’t touch – you aren’t entirely sure if your strategies will work – but you’re going to do it anyway.

The only way to grow yourself and your business is to get out of the safe end – the shallow end.  When we stay in the shallow end, we do things that are safe.  We use strategies that are “old school” or we’ve been doing for years.

It’s safe there because we have a solid base.  It’s safe because we know what to do and what to say.

When we move into the deeper end, we become less sure of what we’re doing or how to do it – or what to say!  But THIS is where the growth happens.

Getting into the deep end means you’re going to be uncomfortable and you’re going to have to work harder (not necessarily longer).  Is it worth it?  YES!  I have yet to meet a business owner or network marketer who is satisfied with where their business is.

We naturally want more. We naturally want to grow bigger and better.  Both personally and professionally.

So what are you waiting for?  Jump off the high-dive into the deep end!!!  I’ll meet you there.

 

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.   -Brian Tracy

 

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Emily Muia

I am a business owner, a "work from home" mom, a wife and a loyal friend. My passion is to remind others that we are never too old to dream and it's never too late to dream big. I want to help people create the life they've always wanted through hard work and dedication to their business.

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Billie Noakes - October 7, 2017 Reply

LOVE the deep end! Life, business, friendships–the deeper the better. Never thought of it in quite this way before, so thank you for the shift in perspective!

    Emily Muia - October 8, 2017 Reply

    Yes! It’s a little scary but everything is a little “deeper” and brighter in the deep end. Thank you for your comment!

    Emily Muia - October 8, 2017 Reply

    You’re welcome!

SaraBeth - October 8, 2017 Reply

This is a good illustration.
When you go into the deep in, it’s sink or swim, isn’t it?

A good example is when a mum goes into labor.

That’s the deep in and you want to just yell STOP, I take it back, let’s not do this.

BUT, you have to go through it, there is no other way (it’s happening whether you’re ready or not).

And, at the end when she holds her baby in her arms, there is but a trace of that fear that was holding her back.

Stretching hurts, but stretching grows.

Elisa - October 8, 2017 Reply

Great analogy. Sometimes I feel like I spend too much time in the deep end. I was in my comfort zone for a long time with a job that I worked at for 12 years. I belly-flopped into the deep end and sometimes I’m still trying to come up for air. I think i need a swim instructor. 🙂

    Emily Muia - October 8, 2017 Reply

    Lol! Maybe you need a business coach! Sometimes they’re able to throw you a life preserver! Thank you for your comments!

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