Happy Monday,

I recently got asked to play in a tournament hockey team this season, and boy oh boy, am I ever happy to be back on the ice again.

While I’m super pumped because being back on my skates brings back all kinds of awesome resources in my brain, I also find myself having to step outside of my comfort zone.

I’m playing with a few ex-pro teammates of mine, who also have not played in quite some time, so in an effort to get the cobwebs out, we accepted an offer to play an exhibition game against Team China.

As the game grew closer, I started to notice that this challenge was bringing up a couple of different red flag emotions-self-doubt and performance-anxiety most notably.

In this week’s ‘MoMonday Video: Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone (click here to watch),’ I walk you through the very strategy that I reached for in my very own performance toolbox.

I love this no-fail strategy for battling any bad case of the nerves. It is simple, yet powerful, and very effective.

It’s important to seize opportunities like this one, to step outside your comfort zone, because they are what lead to our greatest opportunities for personal growth.

When stepping outside your comfort zone, you really get the opportunity to see what you’re made of.

Don’t let fear keep you on the sidelines. I’m sure happy that I didn’t-getting back out there on the ice was one of the best feelings I’ve had in a long time.

Until next time, make every performance count!
-Coach Susan

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