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Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable: Taking Stock with Stacey E.

How do you become comfortable with the uncomfortable?

Throughout the course of your career, you’re going to experience a time where you’re uncomfortable.  

Maybe your beliefs are challenged, you’re put in an unfamiliar situation, or you’re encountering obstacles you’ve never quite had before and aren’t sure how to navigate. Maybe you’re having a difficult conversation with a colleague or making a giant career move. Whatever it is, there’s a chance you’re having to step out of your comfort zone, and that’s not always easy. That discomfort, however, can often lead to incredible transformation and growth.  

Oftentimes in both our personal and professional lives, we’re faced with challenges and opportunities that force us to make a change. It’s an understatement to say that change can be quite overwhelming, but it’s a dynamic path that we as humans are constantly navigating, and our ability to react to change – to adapt and thrive in a new environment or situation – is extremely important.   

So, how do you navigate that? What happens if you make the wrong choice? How do you become comfortable with the uncomfortable? 

In this episode of Taking Stock, I’m joined by Stacey Erickson, director at Clarkston, to hear her perspective on how she’s navigated transformation over the course of her career and ways that we can grow from embracing new challenges and opportunities – both the successful ones and the not-so-great ones – even when they force us to step out of our comfort zones.   

You can download and listen to Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable: Taking Stock with Stacey Erickson here. 

Taking Stock  

In this podcast series, Clarkston Consulting Partner Steve Rosenstock sits down with experts and thought leaders from both within Clarkston and throughout its consumer products, retail, and life sciences client-base, covering a range of topics from industry trends and consumer dynamics to organizational governance and business strategy. Steve provides you access into the passions of its guests and allows you to benefit from their stories, knowledge, and deep expertise. 

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