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How to Transition and Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

“Timing is one of the conditions you can play with to increase the odds of success.” – Andy Molinsky

Andy Molinsky is an organizational behavior and psychology professor at the Brandeis University International Business School who has always wanted to make an impact, not just in the academe, but also in other people’s lives. He does this by writing books such as Global Dexterity and Reach , being a columnist for Harvard Business Review, Inc.com, and Psychology Today, and conducting workshops with companies.

Andy joins me today to share how he balances the different hats he wears as a professor, researcher, writer, husband, and father. He talks about the different kinds of transition and the challenges people face when transitioning from one phase of life to another. He also discusses some of the essential points from his book Reach , which presents a new strategy in stepping out of your comfort zone.

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This Week on Balance Boldly:

  • Andy’s inspiration for his second book Reach
  • Defining Impostor Syndrome and ways to overcome it
  • Advantages of being a novice
  • Identifying what keeps CEOs up at night based on a recent survey
  • Knowing when to step out and when to stay put
  • Key Takeaways:

  • You’re more resilient than you think.
  • Even though you feel like an impostor, there is power in being a newcomer.
  • Even CEOs feel incompetent.
  • A Little Gentle Honesty:

  • You can never guarantee anything in life, but you can set up the conditions to make it more likely for you to be successful.