The Discomfort Zone
How to Get What You Want by Living Fearlessly
By Farrah Storr
How to break through - and embrace - moments of discomfort to take on challenges you never thought possible, and achieve astonishing success along the way.
'Honest, witty and insightful' Emma Gannon
'A brilliant, useful book' Dawn O'Porter
'Farrah has written a book about the things no one wants to talk about: failure, discomfort, and how to deal with both' Sophia Amoruso, author of #Girlboss
While it is human nature to shy away from things that are outside of our comfort zone, it is only by spending time in our discomfort zone that we can grow, and improve, and realise our full potential. Whether it's putting yourself forward for a new challenge, asking for difficult feedback, nailing a presentation or getting a dream job, in this book Farrah Storr shows how you have to push through what she calls "brief moments of discomfort" in order to get to where you need to be.
Farrah describes these brief moments of discomfort as "like HIIT training for your life" - and shows how the more you force yourself into them, the easier it will get. This book is full of advice, practical exercises and examples both from Farrah's own life and career and from all sorts of other successful people, from athletes to entrepreneurs.
By adopting the brief moments of discomfort, or BMD method, you will soon understand that nothing in life is an insurmountable challenge, only a series of small, uncomfortable tests that can easily be overcome. Once you have used Farrah's techniques to transform your fear into bite-size, manageable pieces, you'll be able to take on anything. In fact, in time, you'll even begin to enjoy these moments.
When you explore your discomfort zone, you'll find that anything is possible.
Farrah Storr was appointed Editor of Cosmopolitan UK in July 2015. Since taking the role, she has led the magazine through a dramatic new look and introduced unique content.
Farrah is internationally recognised as a leading authority on print and digital publishing, fashion, branding, international and current affairs and lifestyle as an author and journalist. Storr is an accomplished moderator, host and presenter, and speaks on leadership, motivation, media, press relations, Asia relations, woman's rights, health and travel.
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27 Sep 2018
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Farrah makes you feel very comfortable with being uncomfortable - something you probably didn't know you needed to be until reading this book — Emma Barnett
A brilliant, useful book that really shows how much more we could all achieve by following Farrah's advice to spend more time in our discomfort zones. — Dawn O’Porter
Farrah has written a book about the things no one wants to talk about: failure, discomfort, and how to deal with both. When are we pushing ourselves to greatness vs. pushing ourselves to do too much? Farrah answers these questions, and poses new ones, with humour and grace. — Sophia Amoruso, author of #Girlboss
This book contains one of life's great secrets - how to conquer fear. Read it and triumph! — Helena Kennedy QC
Loved this book. An engaging and inspiring read — Sharmadean Reid, founder of WAH Nails and beautystack.co
The Discomfort Zone is a book that we all so desperately need. Farrah has a way of lighting a fire inside of you with her words, her journey and her spirit. I urge you to read this book, deal with those feelings that are holding you back and thrive in the discomfort zone — Tess Holliday
If you feel like you're slogging it out and getting nowhere - read this book — Jessica Herrin, founder of Stella and Dot
'The only way to break down walls is to learn how to be comfortable with getting uncomfortable . Farrah shows you how to do just that' — Thea Green, founder of Nails Inc