We all have blind spots—those areas of our lives where we can’t see what’s going on. These can be personal or professional, and they can be huge obstacles to our success.

In an ideal world, we’d be able to see the bigger picture all the time, but sometimes stress and anxiety causes our view to shrink so much that all we can see is what’s right in front of us, making it even harder to see the full picture.

The first step in overcoming your blind spots is being aware of them. But this is often easier said than done; ‘blind spot’ isn’t just a clever name for them!

Identifying your blind spots helps you gain a deeper understanding of yourself as an individual. This includes knowing what motivates you and what drives your passion for success.

There are nine areas that all contribute to your engagement in the world of work. Neglecting one, because you don’t think it’s really that important for you, can make the difference between you liking work, and loving work.

I recently worked with a client who preferred to work alone and didn’t have a strong driver to be part of a team or supportive network. Whilst it wasn’t of high importance to them, it was still a need that had to be met in order to feel satisfied at work, but their blind spot was not realising this. Understanding and meeting that blind spot stopped my client leaving their job.

What motivates someone isn’t a conscious decision, instead they come from their beliefs, values and personality. All the different motivators need feeding and fuelling – think of nine little birds in a nest – in order to thrive, grow and develop. So when it comes to motivation, it’s important to pay attention to all the things that drive you – not just the ‘fun’ ones that get you out of bed in the morning.

It’s important to remember that every person is driven by different motivators, and if you don’t know how to harness these elements you can find that as an entrepreneur, you may find yourself falling out of love with your business. As a manager, you may find that team members become less and less engaged for no obvious reason, which can lead to stress and anxiety all over the place!

Which is where I come in! Using the Motivational Maps® self-perception inventory, we can gain an insight into the core motivation of a person and “what makes them tick”. It is easy to do – taking less than 15 minutes to complete, with a comprehensive report containing reward strategy ideas to help motivate individuals further, unlocking the key to high performance.

Identifying and overcoming your blind spots takes effort and a commitment to personal growth—but it is worth it! When we take the time to recognise where we need improvement and actively work towards improving those areas, it leads to greater success both professionally and personally.

If that sounds good to you, get in touch today.

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