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Push the limits of your comfort zone

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10:30 AM | 27 February 2015
by Lars Bjornbakk
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Lars Bjornbakk talks about overcoming the fear of presenting and how actively seeking feedback has improved his work.

When I started studying advertising I wasn’t much of a public speaker. Being a introvert by nature, I didn’t want to draw too much attention to myself. However, my lecturers wanted me to leave my confort zone.

I had a teacher who said “the best learning and development happens when you tread out of your comfort zone”. This stuck with me.

As I found presenting in front of strangers very uncomfortable. I decided to test out his advice; leading me to presenting almost every brief. I quite quickly realised that becoming more comfortable with the uncomfortable opened my eyes to new possibilities. This gave me a boost of confidence to try and try again when I failed, always aiming for the success of becoming better.

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