(ep. 005) Getting Comfortable with Discomfort with Ivy LaClair

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December 05, 2018

According to Tim Ferriss, your success is directly related to the number of awkward conversations you are willing to have. Along those lines, a pretty popular quote is, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” While that quote has been attributed to many people, I’ve put my own spin on it …

Growth is on the other side of discomfort.

In this audio workshop, I want to expand this concept to our mind climate. I discuss the cycle that can happen when we experience discomfort and why it’s so important to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • The Motivational Millennial podcast guest who inspired this episode

  • What is an “anxious mind” and how does it relate to the discomfort cycle?

  • A breakdown of what happens during the discomfort cycle

  • The results of the discomfort cycle and how they can have a ripple effect on your life

  • What happens when you break the discomfort cycle

  • How riding a roller coaster is a great metaphor for experiencing, and breaking, the discomfort cycle

  • Examples of situations that can trigger the discomfort cycle

  • Multiple examples of a times Ivy broke the discomfort cycle



  • I am stronger than my discomfort.

  • I grow through discomfort.


  • Think of a time when you stopped yourself from having, or enjoying, an experience you were looking forward to because of the discomfort cycle.

  • Write down what your anxious mind said, or the feelings in created in you, that ultimately stopped you.

  • From your empowered self, write down your response to the anxious mind that will break the discomfort cycle.


  • Make a commitment to do something this week that gets you out of your comfort zone and stick to it.

  • After you follow through with this commitment, reflect again on what you said to your anxious mind and how you felt afterwards.


Links and Resources:

Reference Material:
Motivational Millennial Podcast | Episode 26: Let's Get Funcomfortable with Frank Jay Porcaro

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