If no one pointed your blind spots to you, how long before you discovered them on your own?
We all have blind spots and to show you how they work, here’s an analogy:
Let’s pretend you are driving on the wide open road at 110 kms/hour (speed limit is 90). You feel happy, the sun is shining.
Suddenly, you find yourself trapped behind a vehicle moving at 40 kms/hour. You slam the brakes hard, wondering what the heck is going on.
Wanting to feel free again, you start engaging in the passing lane after briefly checking in your side mirror for any potential obstruction.
Not realizing another vehicle is about to pass the two of you at an even greater speed (they were in your blind spot), you hear the shrieking sound of their horn signalling you to quickly move out of their way.
With your heart pounding in your chest, you move back into your lane, waiting for the first opportunity to experience the wide open road again.
Blind spots can be quite costly.
They can cost us our happiness, freedom, inner peace … perhaps our physical life.
The Johari Window model was created to show the four kinds of blind spots we might experience for our self:
Known Self: Things we tell ourselves and others about us.
Hidden Self: Things we tell ourselves, but not others.
Blind Self: Things others know about us, but we do not know about ourselves.
Unknown Self: Things neither we nor others seem to know about ourselves.
To make it clearer for you, let me share something with you from my past experience. About driving a vehicle…
Known self: When my kids were little, I told them I was a great driver and they believed me.
Hidden self: I did not tell my small children that their mommy had a heavy foot sometimes.
Blind self: Years later, my fifteen-year-old daughter told me sarcastically, “You know, I am going to drive just like you! How do you feel about that?’
Unknown self: What kind of driver am I now? I strive to find out in every moment.
By becoming curious about our potential blind spots, we become more aware of why we do what we do.
By taking inspired actions to effectively address our blind posts, we get to shine the light of understanding onto what could potentially hurt us and cost us dearly.
As you know, I am a financial emotional intelligence coach who assists her clients in discovering blind spots when it comes to their relationship with money.
Here are four questions to ask yourself when it comes to really zeroing in to what money means to you emotionally:
What do you feel about money and why do you feel that way?
Knowing what you feel about money and why you feel that way, is that the money story you also tell others about you?
What does a financial EQ coach potentially know about your relationship with money that you do not know?
What are willing to do to find out what kind of relationship you can have with money?
To book a twenty minute discovery call where I can help you find out your blind spots, here’s my scheduling link: https://walkinginside.com/contact-us
I look forward to serving you.
Your Financial Emotional Intelligence Coach,