As business owners, we know you know what your weaknesses are. However, knowing them and doing something about them can be two very different things. When I ask my clients to tell me what their weaknesses are, I typically get the response, "How long have you got?" or something like this, "How many would you like me to give you?"
What we know for sure is that your weaknesses are only the tip of the iceberg. What’s important is to be able to identify what’s below the surface—what drives your thoughts and feelings or behaviors? And, for most people, this is their blind spot.
Anything and everything is available to us—just ask Google™. There are many tools available to help identify our weaknesses. However, you can have all the best intentions to not only identify what these weaknesses are and then decide to change your habits and how you operate—but as they say, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."
Therefore, let’s say that one of your weaknesses is procrastination. The key to success is therefore about getting started and completing. The breakthrough for procrastination is often about identifying what you don’t understand about the task in order to complete it.
While I can’t imagine that one of your weaknesses is about perfectionism, however, if it is, then do yourself a favor and clarify what standard is required. Quite often, it’s not about getting the ribbon tied perfectly around the box; it’s just about getting the thing inside the box in the first place.
This week I invite you to put a stop to the struggle by inquiring into which blind spots drive your weaknesses. And, while it's important to know what your weaknesses are, it's critical to know what you’re going to do to ensure that you don’t have to function long term in your area of weakness.
If you’re ready to address your blind spots, in order to take your business to the next level, then:
- Write down your two greatest weaknesses that you believe are currently holding you and your business back
- Now write down what you have done so far to address these weaknesses
Don’t get too caught up in the drama of your weaknesses—this is your opportunity to come clean and initiate a breakthrough in how you’re running your business and your life.
This week: embrace your two most prominent weaknesses!
For further insights about this topic we highly recommend reading:
The Invisible Partnership | Ch. 7 "Foundations For Success"
Enjoy everything as an opportunity instead of dealing with every challenge as a confrontation