Our scales broke. Was I stepping on them at the time? No, let’s just call it wear and tear ☺
Anyway, we were without scales for a couple of weeks and guess what, our clothes started getting a bit tighter. They must have shrunk in the wash right? When we finally received our new scales last night, surprise surprise, we were all leaning towards the heavier side.
This is what happens when there’s no feedback loop. It reminds me of having the Ah Counter at Toastmasters. This is someone who counts the number of “Ahs”, “Ums” and filler words like “so” or “like”, when someone speaks. In a corporate setting, no one unless they’re a super good friend of yours is going to tell you that you said 15 “Ums” in a 5-minute speech. Without the feedback loop, how do you become aware of what you are doing?
Putting yourself out there can be scary at times, whether you are posting something on LinkedIn, publishing a report or telling someone about an idea you have but if you don’t do it, you won’t receive any feedback.
When we are open and not afraid of asking for honest and constructive feedback, we can learn, adapt and improve whatever it is we want to put out into the world.
Now we have scales back in our life, there’s no cheating anymore ☺
Where would you like to or want to get feedback?