7 places to step outside your comfort zone and get promoted


Learning the nightly production cycle: Wow, there is so much to learn. What if you’re on call one night and can’t fix the problem. You will have to call people in the middle of the night and wake them up.

When reading this list, some of the items may resonate with you, others may seem funny or contrived. Truth be told, I have seen all these objections over the years and at the end of the day, these objections were primarily based on fear and/or discomfort by the objector, rather than on objective considerations. Additionally, all of these items hindered the professional growth of their owner. The takeaway here for you is to sit back and think about what comfort zones you must move beyond to grow as a person and a professional.

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Until next time, work hard, work smart, and continue to grow.

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