Do you know the #1 obstacle you face in winning offers, getting promoted, or even starting a business?
You might be tempted to say, “Pitching myself and telling my story properly,” or “Getting to know the right people,” or “Making a product people actually want.”
And all of those could be obstacles.
But there’s one obstacle that exacerbates everything above and makes it much tougher to fix:
You cannot get brutally honest feedback.
I’ve seen this one firsthand because approximately 90% of the emails we receive contain some variation of: “I didn’t get job offer X or promotion Y or interview Z. What should I do next?”
My response is always the same: “OK, so why did you not succeed? Have you asked anyone for feedback? Have you heard anything?”
And then the person stops responding, sends back a vague response like “lack of fit with the team,” or indicates that he/she has not asked for honest feedback at all.
This is a big problem because you will never be able to improve, or even target more appropriate areas, until you get this type of feedback.
Here’s how to do it properly, get real feedback, and then use it to improve your performance in all areas:
Why Is It So Hard to Get Brutally Honest Feedback?