Getting out of my comfort zone

A while back, I came across a graphic similar to this one:

courtesy of www.rachelbritton.com

courtesy of www.rachelbritton.com

That’s when I realized that the older I got, the more I clung to my comfort zone.  Keep it safe. Don’t take risks. Stick with what you know. Sound familiar? The dangerous part about that way of thinking is that it is really difficult to learn and grow if you are not putting yourself out there.

Behind the Scenes of Once Upon a Time Creation with Something's Awry Productions

Getting ready!

And I also felt like quite a hypocrite. Here I am giving my kids all kinds of advice that I wasn’t following myself.  “Try new things.” “You’ll never know unless you try.” ” Just give it a shot.” Lead by example, right?

Behind the Scenes of Once Upon a Time Creation with Something's Awry Productions

A big goal for me this year is to take Once Upon a Time Creation to the next level.  The biggest component of that is to increase awareness for what we do. There are so many people I meet that say they wished they knew about us before they gave their father’s clothes away or passed along their wedding gown.

Behind the Scenes of Once Upon a Time Creation with Something's Awry Productions

So how do we spread the word?  There are many different ways that I am trying to make that happen. You are a huge part of that network  and I appreciate your support more than I can ever put into words. It is so meaningful when you recommend us to a friend. But how do we give others that haven’t met us yet the same comfort level you have?

Behind the Scenes of Once Upon a Time Creation with Something's Awry Productions

Do you see Kurtis in the back filming a close-up?

The idea of producing a video that showcases how we create your custom keepsakes was planted by my friend Amy. Her family is the creative energy behind Something’s Awry Productions and I have loved all the short films they have produced over the years. When they decided to expand their company into helping businesses tell their story, it was a perfect fit.

Behind the Scenes of Once Upon a Time Creation with Something's Awry Productions

Let me preface this by saying that being on video ranks right around cleaning the bathrooms on the list of “things I like to do”. For those that know my family, I am in the minority in that respect, so no one really understands my reluctance to jump in front of the camera.

Custom Keepsakes by Once Upon a Time Creation

Ssshhh…this was actually filmed in May.

To be honest, if I wasn’t working with Amy and Kurtis from Something’s Awry Productions, our video probably would never have come to fruition.  I trust them inherently, so I was willing to take that leap of faith. They created an atmosphere on set that made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed.

Keepsake Bears by Once Upon a Time Creation

Don’t they look cozy?

We are finalizing the video now and I cannot wait share it with you. I couldn’t be happier that I took that leap of faith, trusted the experts, and got in front of the camera.

Behind the Scenes of Once Upon a Time Creation with Something's Awry Productions

The budding actress.

What have you done that was out of your comfort zone? Or what would you like to do, but something is holding you back? Please share, I would love to help if I can!

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If you would like to produce a video for you business, please contact Amy at Something’s Awry Productions. You will love them!

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