Are you always looking for that perfect car park?
My wife laughs at my driving habits. She finds it amusing that I run marathons for fun yet when we are out I will drive around looking for that perfect car park right next to where we want to go - to save walking.
There is no consistency between these two actions.
Looked at in isolation both habits make perfect sense, but it is only when they are looked at in the broader context that the incongruence is revealed.
I regularly see something similar when I talk to clients. They are often not even aware of the inconsistencies in the way they operate.
Recently I saw clients who had a large investment portfolio they had built over many years. Their problem was they needed money for something else important, and they couldn’t work out how to get it. They hadn’t even thought of selling some of their investments. They were so focused on the individual investments that they had forgotten that the purpose of their wealth was to allow them to do the things that are most important to them.
What is your blind spot costing you?