Many times I work with an athlete on strategy. For example, I will tell a tennis player to come to net so he/she can finish off the point.

As a response, they often say, “But they might lob over my head!”

I tell them not to worry about it until it happens.

I know many business owners that don’t take risks because of the dreaded, “What if?”

Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t prepare for these situations. You should.

The bottom line is that you need to get out of your comfort zone.

You need to take risks.

You need to what you’ve never done so you can get the results that you’ve never gotten.




“Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great?”
-JIMMY JOHNSON, former head coach, Dallas Cowboys

Big risk, big reward.

How many home runs did Babe Ruth hit?


Pretty amazing, but what’s even more amazing is that he struck out 1,330 times.

Do you really want to go through life with your bat just sitting on your shoulder?

Swing away!

Get out of your comfort zone and do something today that scares you.

Do something today that you’ve been putting off.

Let me train you. Here’s how you do it…

Don’t think about it, just do it.

It’s as simple as that. Just put your body in motion and your emotions will follow. One of my students, the great Liz Andrews, is also a marathon runner. Liz says that the hardest part of running is putting on your sneakers.

Use the 15-minute rule. Do something for just fifteen minutes and then you can stop…but you won’t. Once you take action, you start to get into it.

This applies for working out, paying your bills, waking up in the morning, practicing or studying.

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“I don’t want to find myself in a nursing home someday, thinking that all I did was play it safe.”

I have dedicated myself to researching how the great ones became great.

One reason is because they take risks.

Most athletes like to stay in their comfort zones. For example, I see too many doubles players stay back at the baseline because they are more comfortable. But the truth is, they will win more points at the net, even if they don’t want to be there. They think that if they come in, they will either get passed or lobbed.

They’re worried about something that hasn’t even happened yet!
This happens in the workforce too. Many people don’t want to start their own business for fear of failure.

Many musicians don’t like to play in front of audiences for fear of a poor performance.

The winners take risks because their mindset is that they can get back whatever they lose.

It’s not about the results anyway. The great ones know that it’s all about learning, improving and having fun.

How can you learn and improve if you don’t takes risks?