CREATIVE LIFE: Stepping out of your comfort zone

Stepping out of your comfort zone blog post

Stepping out of your comfort zone blog post

Monday Monday Monday. I have had a couple pretty exciting Monday's the past 2 weeks, and I really have to share the details with all with you! There's just something about Monday business parties in NYC that send the usual Monday blues flying away. I mean, does nobody have to work on Tuesdays in NYC? JK...So, why was I partying it up in NYC on a Monday? Let me start by saying, "Business is risky." It's exciting. Especially when it's your own business we are talking about. In order to succeed, you need to be willing to take risks, seize opportunities, and step out of your comfort zone.I've done that more than usual, the past couple weeks. I was honored enough to have been a part of 2 very exciting events in Manhattan (my fave city in the world, apart from Paris, France of course). The first was the Wish Upon A Wedding Noir et Blanc event at the ever so luxious Park Hyatt Hotel, which you can read about HERE. Last night, I was invited to celebrate Alpine Creative Group's 30th anniversary celebration, with some of NYC's TOP wedding planners, at the Glasshouses NYC event space. First of all, can we talk about the view that venue provides? Definitely provided one of the best skyline views I have seen. Now, me being the most introverted introvert that a person could be, the idea of walking into a room full of big name industry pros who have no clue who the blonde girl in the Forever 21 dress is, sends chills down my spine, and makes me want to curl up into a ball in the elevator.But I didn't do that. I hopped on the train, (the one that came after the one I was supposed to be on), and SEIZED the opportunity. At both events, I was able to meet some amazing people, whom I quite possibly never would have met if it wasn't for both events. I made contacts, and strong connections, that in itself can really mean amazing things. I chose to take a risk, rather than run and hide, and it was the best decision ever.These events opened my eyes to my own business plans, goals, and inspired me for exciting future projects!! The challenge is, whether your young, or old, it's never too late to take risks, do that thing you want to do, whatever it may be. Start your business, go to that event, even if you have to work early the next day. Just go for it! You won't regret it!