October 27

Blind Spots


“The important thing is to not stop questioning – curiosity has its own reason for existing.”  Albert Einstein

There are things out there that you need to know, understand, and act on. But you don’t know what those things are. You cannot discover them yourself because you cannot identify something you have never seen, or felt, or experienced. And knowing about them could very well change your decisions, your strategies, and your very existence. 

We all have Blind Spots. They range in impact from minor annoyances to catastrophic collapse (think BlackBerry phone for example).

How did your blind spots come into being? They reside in your unconscious mind. So how on earth can you uncover them and address them?

Blind spots are created at various stages of your life – from fears based on events occurring in childhood through a traumatic event that triggers a fear later in your life. 

On top of a blind spot being something that you don’t know you don’t know, it is also something that you don’t want to know. 

Much has been written on how you can discover your blinds spots through meditation, deep reflections using meta cognition (your thoughts about your thoughts), or therapy. All of those methods take a long time. And the danger is that even when you discover them, how you interpret and address them will be hampered by your own unconscious biases. 

So here’s the bottom line.  Through our personal experience(s) in and working with leaders, the best approach is to work with a trusted advisor who knows you well enough to be accurately aware of your blind spot(s) and who will candidly and constructively tell you what you need to hear but don’t want to hear. 

Through that process, you will see: How those blind spots have cost you; how continuing to avoid seeing them will cost you more going forward; and most importantly – how to address them. 

You cannot do this alone!

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Business Coach, Executive Coach, Trusted Advisor

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