Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
Play • 1 hr 19 min

We're getting outside of our comfort zone this week as Steph and CoolBlkNerd talk about their experiences in life and tech dealing with their comfort zones. From working in environments where complacency is status quo to finding glory outside of their own comfort zone, we share our experience and give you some advice on the importance of always pushing yourself past your limits!

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05:15 - How we become lame nerds this week
07:30 - From learning everything to learning a few things in your career
09:30 - The issue with learning about being an SRE
11:00 - Documenting processes for the people coming behind you
16:30 - Motivated by a deadline
19:00 - When the little sister promotes the big brother
22:00 - Show Meat: What is our comfort zone?
23:45 - The issue with hitting cruise control on your daily responsibilities 
28:30 - Why we don’t want to be stuck in a comfort zone loop
32:30 - Getting pushed outside your comfort zone
37:00 - What’s understood doesn’t have to be said
40:00 - The immediate discomfort of walking outside your comfort zone
43:00 - Sometimes just showing up can open up opportunities
46:00 - Getting comfortable with getting uncomfortable
49:30 - The importance of learning your boundaries
55:00 - Finding comfort in the person you may become
01:02:00 - The biggest hurdle for people trying to enter tech
01:05:00 - How we don’t notice we’ve been in our comfort zone too long
01:07:30 - Cleaning out CoolBlkNerd’s closet
01:13:30 - Goal-oriented Therapy

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Intro/Outro produced by @chaisnuclear of the Tin Clock Productions

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