Breaking out of your comfort zone

Dear Readers,
A great man once said, “If you want something you’ve never had, 
you have to do something you’ve never done.”

When I enter luxury brand shops, 
I feel uncomfortable because it is too expensive and cool for me to wear. 
But I think that feeling is necessary to grow as a person in life.  

In my twenties I went to an apparel company to have a job interview. 
I had felt like I didn’t belong there for the first time ever in my life.   

I used to work for a store that had the largest market share in the food industry 
so I had confidence about management 
but the apparel shop was like Barneys or Collet in Paris so it was out of my area. 
There were many sparkling dresses like a leopard print fur jacket in the dim luxury room. 

I felt very uneasy but actually I moved on 
and I thought I would give it a try even if I might fail. 
It was a group interview and I could’t find any people who had had the same carrier as me. 
So I wasn’t swayed by those around me and I could focus on what I should say. 

The next day, the HR department called me and said, “Our CEO says he’d like to work with you.” 
I was gobsmacked and said, “Are you sure you're okay with me?”  

Research suggests that some stress can actually be beneficial to performance. 
What would I have done if there wasn’t a leopard print fur jacket...   

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone and this is where the magic happens.


Have a great week☆彡
Thanks for reading
Hitomi Horiguchi


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