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Eleanor Roosevelt advised all of us to do one thing every day that scares us. As a naturally risk-averse person, daily thrill seeking isn’t necessarily in my cards, but the theory does have some merit for planning a solid career. Whether you’re searching for a new job or looking to spice up the one you already have, here are 5 ideas to get you outside your comfort zone:
1. Say YES: In Enchantment, Guy Kawasaki encourages everyone to become a yes person. Don’t hesitate, don’t weigh the pros and cons, don’t think about how much extra work you’re adding, just say yes. Getting involved in new projects, offering expertise, and putting yourself forward will make you more visible and help you grow your reputation. This is extremely important if you are looking to advance your career, and just as important if you want to maintain the status quo. With companies downsizing and restructuring, you can no longer afford to sail under the radar because when it comes time to eliminate roles, who are they more likely to cut: the highly visible integral team member they can’t live without or Whatshisname?