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Getting Out of My Comfort Zone With "Eat, Pray, Love"!


Getting Out of My Comfort Zone With "Eat, Pray, Love"!


Getting Out of My Comfort Zone With "Eat, Pray, Love"!


Taking ownership of your personal development is important and comes in many different forms.



For me, reading is one of life's greatest pleasures, as well as one of my preferred forms of personal development. Reading then may be developmental but it is not something that will necessarily get me out of my "comfort zone" right?

Well, it depends on the book!

As part of some personal development I’m doing, a reading list was proposed to me. I scanned the list and noticed a book called "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert was listed. I recognised the title but only because of some vague memory of a film with the same title (I assumed based on the book) and, that said film had received some very mixed reviews.

Why is this book listed on the reading list? I thought to myself.

Then I read the strapline below the book title: "One Woman's Search for Everything"

Yep, definitely not for me, I thought to myself.

Then I got curious. Maybe, in the spirit of practicing what I preach, I should buy the book. After all, this is not the sort of book I would ordinarily read.

So, I bought the book!


What did I discover:

  • I enjoyed the book

  • Some parts of the book were thought-provoking and enlightening

  • I learned new things

  • There are some new learnings that I can put into practice that may well make me a better coach and a better human being.

  • Sometimes it's good to read a book you wouldn't ordinarily read or do something you wouldn't ordinarily do.

Note: I have also learned a whole new approach to eating, praying and loving.




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