Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Daddy says sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone.

I think that means you have to do things you are not used to sometimes.

Daddy says it will help you stretch, be more flexible, be more adaptable.

I guess those are good things. I’ll know better when I grow up.

Daddy says he is not a super friendly, warm and fuzzy guy.

But when he went to Bangkok to talk about Social Media to a bunch of hospital managers, doctors, nurses and such the organizers gave him a booth.

That meant he had to stand/sit and smile while people walked by. And he had to start up a conversation.

“Way way out of my comfort zone. Not that I can’t do it. Or am not good at it. I just don’t want to do it.”

Daddy says that sitting in a booth and trying to reach people is pushing himself on people = push, outbound marketing.

He likes to create value and when he does that, people find him = pull, inbound marketing.

This is what he taught to the group in Asia. But while he was doing that, he found himself in the very position that he says doesn’t work.

I wonder if daddy was out of his comfort zone or if he was just doing something he didn’t like.

Have you ever been out of your comfort zone?

Please share below.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

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