Look What Happens When You Leave Your Comfort Zone

Have you ever been reluctant to do something outside of your “comfort zone,” but then you decided to do it anyway, and you were really glad you did it?

That’s what happened to Lorie.

Lorie really wanted to attend my “Ultimate Wellness Retreat” in Costa Rica last week, but she had so many reasons she felt she couldn’t go: A busy consulting business, a child with special needs, another young child, no passport and other constraints. 

However, a week before the trip, she decided to say “Yes” to herself – and go!

She got her passport the day before she was to leave for Costa Rica. She had never been outside of the U.S. before.  

Lorie stretched herself completely out of her comfort zone, and she is so very glad she did. 

Not only does Lorie say that she had the “most amazing” time on this retreat, she feels completely “transformed” from the coaching.

Lorie had been struggling with a certain personal issue for “many, many years” and had tried other things to help, without success. 

On the retreat, I worked with Lorie on this issue, and she experienced a huge breakthrough. 

Lorie says that now she has “peace, freedom and lightness” about the issue, as if she had never struggled before. 

It shows on her face. Here we are together at the Costa Rican airport on our way home from the retreat:  
Lorie had this huge breakthrough because she left her comfort zone, stayed open to the coaching we did, and said “yes” to herself.  

Is there anything in your life outside of your “comfort zone” that you would like to do, but you are telling yourself “I can’t”?   

If so, I invite you to think of Lorie and the potential breakthroughs you might have.

Have an awesome weekend!

Kathy McCabe
Master Certified Life & Business Coach

P.S. — If you want to experience breakthroughs with something you may be struggling with, schedule a complimentary discovery call with me HERE to learn more.

P.P.S. — If you want to be added to the list of 2020 transformative retreats I will be hosting, get on the list HERE!

Simple Agreements For A Happy Life

Don Miguel Ruiz is a surgeon and author who had a near-death experience that changed his life. After that experience, he created the “Five Agreements,” based on ancient Native American Toltec wisdom. When we break these agreements, according to Mr. Ruiz, we cause needless suffering to ourselves and others. Here are the agreements, followed by my thoughts about them. 

  1. Be Impeccable With Your Word.
    Do not break your word, and always say what you mean. Don’t gossip and do not, especially, break your word to yourself. If you tell yourself you will go to the gym, do what you say! Resist gossiping about others and instead put that energy into something positive. If everyone did that, it would be amazing for our world.
  2. Don’t Take Anything Personally.
    What people do – or don’t do – is not because of you. Quite often, people are choosing what they want or avoiding pain and their actions have nothing to do with you. Do not worry about other people’s opinions or actions, and you will avoid suffering. For sensitive people, this is a very hard one, but I love the idea. 
  3. Don’t Make Assumptions.
    Don’t assume anything about anyone or anything. Ask questions and express what you want. “With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life,” Mr. Ruiz says.
  4. Always Do Your Best.
    This is probably my favorite agreement because it recognizes that we all fail, and that we need to try again when we mess up. “Your best” may differ from day to day. But if you honor doing your best, you can avoid beating yourself up when you break an agreement.
  5. Be Skeptical, But Learn To Listen.
    Listening is a very powerful skill. Use the power of doubt to determine whether something is really true. You can decide whether to react or not react, agree or disagree, depending on what you want.   

To learn more about these agreements, check out Don Miguel Ruiz’s book “The Four Agreements” and his book with his son, Don Jose Ruiz, “The Fifth Agreement.”

I’d love to hear if you are trying these agreements!

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P.S.–If you want to create agreements with yourself that will inspire you each day, schedule a FREE mini coaching session with me HERE.

P.S.S—If you are interested in learning more about my Costa Rican Ultimate Wellness “Blue Zone” Retreat in November, email me HERE.

Kathy McCabe
Life Coach

How Do You Show Up?

A wonderful, kind, “life-of-the-party” and nearly 50-year-old man died in our community this past week. He had young children, a beautiful wife, and he was loved by many people.

A few years ago, one of my brothers also died at age 51.

It is so heart-wrenching when people you love die.

How do losses of our loved ones make “sense?”

They don’t.

When we are reminded about life’s fragility, we can do our best to help grieving families.

And we can recognize the truth that none of us truly knows how long we – or our loved ones – will be on this earth.

We can appreciate ourselves and our loved ones now.

We can ask ourselves: How do we show up each day?

Are we filled with pettiness, complaints, anger or resentment?

Today, is there someone or something you can:

  • stop complaining about – and perhaps take action to improve?
  • let go of?
  • forgive?
  • show kindness to?

I need to be reminded to do all of these things. I would love to hear if this helps you!


Kathy McCabe
Life Coach