Advance Your Sportscasting Career By Choosing Courage Over Comfort

Years ago I was asked to be an expert witness on behalf of a sportscaster who was suing CBS over a non-compete clause. I’d never done such a thing, and it made me nervous.

That’s why I said yes.

Author Brené Brown is a former professor who studies courage. In a 60 Minutes interview, she said “Choose courage over comfort. That’s how you grow.”

When you’re uneasy about something, that’s often a sign you’re about to do something that’s good for you.

Here are a few ways you can choose courage over comfort in sportscasting.

Call a new sport

If you’ve never broadcast lacrosse and you’re given the opportunity, do it.

Move to a larger market

Moving can cause great discomfort, but it will help you grow personally and professionally.

Share yourself on social media

While it can make you nervous, this is an important part of advancing a sportscasting career today.

Instead of letting fear or anxiety keep you from doing hard things, embrace them. They’re going to move you forward.

The person who is willing to be the most uncomfortable rises fastest.

Now it’s your turn

Which of these suggestions are you most excited to try? Please leave your answer in the comments section below.

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