Steverino's top four tips for overcoming your blindspots...

Ciao my kindhearted amigo...

I received one of the best emails ever from a young lady I helped out about a year and a half ago. She was stuck in a heartbreaking situation caught between people-pleasing and choosing herself. She had a fixed mindset she had never been able to break free from and was unaware she even had. I shared a few simple tools with her that can help any of you out there trying to figure out the unseen issues holding you back...

For starters, you can ask others for their two cents. I suggest choosing people you know and trust.

But, be prepared to have your ego tap-danced on with diamond-studded Jimmy Choos...

No matter, how honest their feedback is, you'll be grateful to hear what you cannot see. 

A second way is to do a bit of soul-searching. Chances are you've rushed past (or ignored) a few obvious flaws that have been holding you back. 

Grab pen and paper and get curious about areas of frustration in your life. Ask yourself two things:

1. What caused the feeling/thought of frustration?
2. And, what could you do differently moving forward?

Both, of these questions, will give you much-needed perspective.

Thirdly...

Ask a professional for help (that's what 'yours truly' does for a living). Professional insight can give you the competitive advantage that you've been searching for...

Finally, if you're super brave...

Flip your strengths on their head. Every strength has a downside...

What you're great at is also a flashing neon arrow to an area of potential blindness in your personal and professional life. 

Most people gloss over the dark side of the good. Don't be most people. Be better than that.

Ask yourself...

How have you cruised on talent too long? And, how has winging it cost you?

All four of these tips will help you see what you cannot see. 

And, to quote a famous dead guy...

"There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” 

Here's to seeing the truth...

Steve Knox

 

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