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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.

Aug 1, 2016

Today I chat with Dean Watson, comedy writer. 

Dean Watson was born in Mitcham, Victoria, the same year Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Up until he was 19, Dean wanted to be a professional golfer. But there comes a point in every aspiring comedy writer golfer’s life where they need to trade the fades for the fade ins.

Today we chat through some pretty interesting topics, including;

Figuring out his balance between two different passions

Very important to know what you want in the tough situations

That it is OK to sit with some discomfort for a while before acting on a decision

Setting goals at the start of the year and checking in regularly to see how they are going

Setting goals helps to set the course, stops us thinking and lets us follow our instincts

Opportunities come up all the time

Being a scientist and learning everything he could about television comedy

Honing your craft

It never feels like a smooth process

Make all the mistakes you need to make

Working hard doesn’t feel like working hard

Finding something that makes you excited about anything you do, sometimes you have to search

Everyone is on a different timeline in their lives

Killing your inner editor

Very important to be patient and not compare yourself to other people

Until you take yourself seriously no one else will take you seriously

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Host: Chris Desmond

Music: Jeremy Desmond