“The opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available.”

—Yonger Mingyur Rinpoche, Tibetan teacher and Buddhist master

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How much feedback do you receive on a regular basis from the people in your personal and professional communities?

What additional sources of feedback do you receive from your environment?

Are people clicking on your website, liking your social media posts, and returning your calls, texts, and emails? How do your pets respond to you when you walk in the door?

Outside sources of feedback can help us become more fully aware of our strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots.

Actively seeking such ways of experiencing yourself differently can significantly enhance your personal and professional growth efforts.


Listen to an audio or watch a video recording of yourself from a recent meeting. Schedule a performance review with your supervisor and compare your perceptions of yourself with theirs. Ask your significant other or members of your family how you are doing. Wait to have them fully express their thoughts and opinions. What do you plan to do with this information?