Comrade and co-conspirator heathervescent recent posted an insightful commentary about attending a recent VC panel held by the Los Angeles Venture Association. What Heather got me thinking about is the importance of getting outside your comfort area, extending your reach, and communicating upward and outward. Heather isn’t one to run with the VC types, but there she was…soaking it all in, documenting the happening, and throwing herself into a fresh circle of folks.
Too often, it’s easy to get complacent, turn on auto-pilot, and stay within your safety zone. We get stuck in our projects and working directly with our project teammates. But what happens when the project is over? Do we wait until the next project falls in our laps? Are we laying our own path or we following someone else’s path.
We have to get up and out. It’s a key to personal growth. In the past few months, I’ve found myself getting stuck in my comfort zone at the day job. This is no good. It’s unacceptable behavior on my part. It’s not me at all.
And I’m doing something about it. Stay tuned.