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Uncomfortable is OK Podcast

Making it easier for you to get out of your comfort zone.

Chris Desmond explores the science, the stories, and the strategies of getting out of your comfort zone and finding your magic.

Jul 4, 2016

I don’t know about you but when I was at highschool there were definitely a few concepts that I didn’t get the hang of and no matter how many times I read the text book it just didn’t seem to stick. The teachers weren’t always readily available to talk to about problems. It turns out I wasn’t the only person to have these issues, but these guys did something about them.

In 2012, Dave Cameron (not Britain’s Prime Minister), had a vision: to make NCEA clear and simple for everyone. Together with co-founder and overqualified doctor Deborah Lambie, Dave used his powers of communication and, for the first time, his Maths degree to create an online oasis of free tutorials to help NCEA students succeed in their exams. It has quickly become the most widely utilised site of its kind in New Zealand.

Deb and Dave blame the wild success of LearnCOACH on the thousands of New Zealand students who watch the video tutorials. They’ve helped literally thousands of New Zealand students pass their exams and LearnCOACH is going from strength to strength. Even though it’s successful now Deb and Dave have faced some challenges along the way, and will continue to face them. So as always we’ll talk through these today, as well as;

About making ideas reality – the evolution of the idea

The pathway to each goal is variable – rolling a rock down the hill analogy

Keeping things personal as you grow them – keeping the heart and staying true to your values

Creating a positive cycle – doing a little bit better each time

You can’t know if you are going to succeed all you can do is put it out there.

The journey is more important than the destination

Your passion excites others to support your ideas

Everyone wants to have fun and not take life too seriously


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