I just had my blind spot covered this week. We were going to make a hire and I totally didn’t see something I should of. You would think after 25 years of hiring people I would be in tune with what we are looking for, which is the case most of the time but not all the time. We all have blind spots in life and business and it can be a staggering 30% of our life. That means almost 1/3 of our life we can use someone else weighing in to validate what we see and what we are thinking. The key is to get whatever you are working on exposed by someone that you can trust and who can keep you accountable.
Who is keeping you accountable?
Who is covering your blind spots?
What group do you “hang in” that you feel you are the dumbest in?
This are tough and important questions. Accountability keeps you being the person you want to be. Admitting you have blind spots and need a second set of eyes on a situations is humbling AND important and will keep you out of trouble. Being the dumbest in a group means you can be humble and you know you need to learn from others.
It took me a long time to get here and I am glad I am. If you can do something with those 3 questions, I think it can change the trajectory of your life.
- If you don’t have an accountability partner – get one.
- If you don’t have a few people that you and be totally candid with and ask them to cover your blind spots – get on.
- Evaluate the groups you hang out in, if you are the dumbest in a group – find one.