Whether you’re deciding to take a new job or moving to a new country, exploring the unknown can be intimidating. As creatures of habit, we are naturally drawn to what’s familiar and comfortable that sometimes we settle for the mediocre. However, great things never come out of comfort zones. No matter how ambiguous the future may look, keep in mind that unfamiliar situations can also bring out the best in people.

This weeks Five Tips Tuesday focuses on the beauty and excitement of exploring the unfamiliar, the unexplored and the unknown.

Explore the Unknown

1. Career Advice — Ivy Ross, Google Vice President and head of Project Aura, presents two questions that can help you decide on what path to take to get to your dream job.

2. Personal Growth— Entrepreneurs have different ways of approaching fear and risks. Here are five ways you can thrive once you step out of your comfort zone and into the unknown.

3. Inspiration — It’s easy to doubt yourself when you’re trying something new, especially if it’s a difficult task, like changing your diet or trying a new exercise goal. Here’s a few tips on how to keep confident and realize your fantastic self.

4. Apps — Twitter is undoubtedly one of the most influential social media platforms out there. Check out how the micro-blog can help you grow your network and connect with the influencers of the world.

5. Podcast — Alex Honnold is distinguished for his uncanny ability to control his fear while scaling cliffs of dizzying heights without a rope to protect him if he falls. Listen to Tim Ferris and Alex talk about how he lives his life on the edge.

Got more to add to our list? We’d love to hear from you!. Take a look at previous issues of Five Tips Tuesday by visiting our blog.

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Herlene Somook is a creative entrepreneur and freelance writer based in Manila, Philippines. A graduate of AB Psychology, she was a Kumon Reading teacher for five years before jumping ship to the Business Process Outsourcing Industry, where she gained experience in Inbound Sales, Technical Support, Outbound Services, Lead Generation and Marketing. Today, she spends her time as the Head Writer and Content Strategist for NextStep Hub. She loves reading bedtime stories to her toddler son.