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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.

Apr 10, 2017

Today is a bit special, it's episode 50. When I started out the podcast I wasn't sure where it would go but I'm pretty thankful that I've got to chat with so many fascinating people, and that you have tuned in and found it interesting.

I've got a treat for you today. Alex Asher is back talking about his latest uncomfortable journey. Some of you will remember Alex from episode 2 of the show - one of the launch episodes. Alex filled us in on the next uncomfortable thing he was going to do, which was running and swimming the west coast of the North Island, New Zealand. He's done it and he tells the story today.

Alex talks us through the process, including the pre-contemplation and the development of the idea. He talks about sharing the idea and allowing others the opportunity to help him with it. We talk the differences between his east coast run and this one. He chats openly about being the first person to swim the Kaipara Harbour, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and notorious for it's strong currents and Great White Sharks.

Alex leaves us with the feeling of empowerment he achieved from doing something really really hard, and overcoming the physical and mental blocks that come along with it.

Thanks for everyone who has helped out with the podcast so far, especially the guests that have come along to share their time, and you guys for listening in. Thanks to my bro Jeremy Desmond for the sweet theme music, Rich Fortune for the IT support, my wife Julia for her support, and everyone that has reached out with a message, a comment, or a suggestion of someone I should chat to.

Thanks for continuing too get uncomfortable with us.