Today we’re sharing insight from guest blogger, Craig Sroda, author of YOU in the SWEET SPOT and Intentional Living. We hope you enjoy Craig’s wisdom and perspective.
I had my blind spot covered recently. We were going to make a hire and I totally didn’t see something I should have. 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?
These 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 situations is humbling AND important. It 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.
What’s The Risk?
If you don’t have someone watching your blind spots, you risk missing important signs and areas for growth or improvement. Without the accountability of a second set of eyes it can be more difficult to stay true to yourself and remain humble.
Consider the following action items:
- If you don’t have an accountability partner – get one.
- If you don’t have a few people that you can be totally candid with and ask them to cover your blind spots – get one.
- Evaluate the groups you hang out in, if you aren't the dumbest in a group – find one.
This content was written and shared by guest blogger, Craig Sroda.
Craig is the author of YOU in the SWEET SPOT and Intentional Living. He is the former CEO and founder of Pinnacle of Indiana. Craig also serves as a life planner – helping others live intentionally. Craig writes a regular blog with the goal of creating insightful, relevant content that business leaders can put to use in their personal and professional lives. Visit craigsroda.com to read his blogs and learn more!