How to Prevent Entrepreneurial Blind Spots

Business ownership isn’t just about the destination—the journey can be just as rewarding. Yet many entrepreneurs become so obsessed that they fail to see the dangerous curves ahead.

Brace yourself, fellow chaos-fighters, because today I’m divulging my checklist for keeping control of the wheel. Keep your eyes on the road and check those blind spots, folks…

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Video transcription:

Entrepreneurs often thrive on momentum. You’re like a semi-truck barreling down the road at high speed. However, if you don’t check your blind spots in the mirror regularly, you may crush others or even end up in an accident.

Here are three ways that you can check your entrepreneurial blind spots.

First of all, ask your customers. Give them an outlet where they can give suggestions for improvement to your business. Their opinion is perhaps the most important of all.

Second, provide a way for your employees to provide anonymous feedback. Yes, they may hesitate to give their boss direct feedback. But, if you give an anonymous outlet, you’ll get great insights about your business.

And third, use an advisor such as a business coach or a mentor and ask them, “What blind spots do I have?” Their third-party perspective will give you a lot of wisdom.

Now, I’d like you to share in the comments section below: how do you avoid blind spots in your business?

Also, if you have any question you’d like me to answer in a future video, ask that below as well.

Thanks for watching and remember—objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.

Join the conversation: How do you avoid blind spots in your business?

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2 Archived Responses to “How to Prevent Entrepreneurial Blind Spots”

  1. Angy Ford says:

    Since changing to our anonymous company evaluations we have gotten great insight from our employees. These are all great tips!

  2. Dave Crenshaw says:

    Employee wants to share what they are seeing, but they are often nervous to do it because they don’t want to be seen as complainers. Glad you’re giving them this anonymous outlet, Angy!