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The Discomfort Zone

How to Get What You Want by Living Fearlessly
Narrated by: Farrah Storr
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Summary

While it is human nature to shy away from things that are outside of our comfort zone, it is only by spending time in our discomfort zone that we can grow, and improve, and realise our full potential. Whether it's putting yourself forward for a new challenge, asking for difficult feedback, nailing a presentation or getting a dream job, in this book Farrah Storr shows how you have to push through what she calls 'brief moments of discomfort' in order to get to where you need to be.

Farrah describes these brief moments of discomfort as 'like HIIT training for your life' - and shows how the more you force yourself into them, the easier it will get. This audiobook is full of advice, practical exercises and examples both from Farrah's own life and career and from all sorts of other successful people, from athletes to entrepreneurs.

By adopting the brief moments of discomfort, or BMD method, you will soon understand that nothing in life is an insurmountable challenge, only a series of small, uncomfortable tests that can easily be overcome. Once you have used Farrah's techniques to transform your fear into bite-size, manageable pieces, you'll be able to take on anything. In fact, in time, you'll even begin to enjoy these moments. 

When you explore your discomfort zone, you'll find that anything is possible.

©2018 Farrah Storr (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

 "Honest, witty and insightful." (Emma Gannon)

"A brilliant, useful book." (Dawn O'Porter)

"Farrah has written a book about the things no one wants to talk about: failure, discomfort, and how to deal with both." (Sophia Amoruso, author of #Girlboss)

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  • 25-11-18

Absolutely brilliant + great narration

I recently discovered Farrah (Ctrl+Alt+Del podcast), so as soon as my monthly credit came up I decided to spend it on this book. So happy I did. Easy going, full of relatable personal examples and most importantly narrated brilliantly!! So many good books are "dusting" on my audible shelf because I cannot get past the discomfort of their boring monotone voice. (Could Audible please have a stricter policy on narrators???)

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This book has powered me onto my next million

Loved this kick up the proverbial on what makes the average EXTRAordinary! Winner chicken dinner

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The gift of selfbelief, optimism and determination

Listen to this if you want to make discomfort bearable and worth your while, if you'd like some help being more optimistic and you want to say yes!

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Honest & Practical. Brilliant!

I personally love the honesty and transparency Farrah shares with us in this book. She's given me some really great practical steps to try in all areas of my life. Thank you!!

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Honest, True and Real

There is always a risk in an author reading their own book when they have a thick accent of any kind. Personally I may have had to rewind once or twice because I tend to listen at more than native speed... But I find Farrah Storr's British accent super-charming and that it captured my attention. She totally makes it work because she is authentic - yet speaking with authority on how you really can improve your life. I will admit that I purchased this largely for research into a similar book that I am writing... but I found myself drawn in by her story, then applying the things she is teaching. By the way, if you have not seen her Ted Talk do yourself a favor and go view it.
Then read this and start applying those BMDs!