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Blind spots can be Bright spots.

Late for a 16th birthday party at the Beverly Hilton,

I was stopped in traffic in the middle lane on Wilshire Blvd. 

Being impatient, I move into the right lane.

But I couldn't see the other car; she was in my blind spot. 

Ever since my first car accident when I was 16 years old, 

I’ve always been sensitive to blind spots. 

Now, as someone who is working on self-awareness, 

I’m becoming aware of some of my blind spots. 

A blind spot is an area where a person's view is obstructed.

Thomas Oppong, who I discovered one year ago through James O'Shaughnessy, founder and CEO, of O'Shaughnessy Ventures LLC, shared Thomas's blog titled,

“Your Greatest Fear Is Not Knowing Yourself"

 Thomas writes, “Self-awareness is the foundation of wisdom, personal growth and success …Self-ignorance leads to a lifetime of unhappiness, unfulfilled potential, and missed opportunities.”

Understanding that we can’t see how others see us has been a bright spot for me recently. 

In my conversations with my friends, when I tell them I’m working on becoming more self-aware, they feel more comfortable sharing my blind spots with me. 

 Some of my blindspots:

- I don’t want to hire an assistant because it's scary.

I have no problem hiring a nanny to raise my kids,

but I’ve been blocked (mentally) from hiring an assistant.

When my friend shared her view, I immediately got excited about hiring someone. 

- Dealing with money and finance all day can sometimes make me insensitive to others who have a lot of anxiety about investing. 

I need to SLOW things down. 

I love my friends for having the courage to tell me what they see and hear. 

This brings us closer together and helps me better guide and serve others. 

My friend here leans into his weakness. 

He just wants to pet my dog, Holly ;-) 

He made my Easter weekend bright! 

Thank you for reading!

Tiffany Kent

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