How to Ask for the Right Kind of Feedback

How to Ask for the Right Kind of Feedback

I often get asked the question how do you ask for the right kind of feedback? Most likely you have heard the phrase, feedback is your friend.

I would agree, feedback is the one of the best ways to improve. However, the right kind of feedback can be a game changer.

The right kind of feedback can be the information you need to make your next crucial decision, course-correct or simply validate your thinking. Put simply, the right kind of feedback can determine the right next step.

What an Air Mattress on the Floor Can Teach You About Business Ideas

What an Air Mattress on the Floor Can Teach You About Business Ideas

Imagine you are an investor and someone describes this as an investment opportunity:

“My idea is for people to open up their homes to complete strangers and charge them for staying there. Additionally, we want people to pay to stay in the homes of complete strangers.  They’ll sleep on air mattresses.  Will you invest in this idea, please?”  

Personally, this not only sounds like a bad idea. It sounds really weird.  But today, we know this idea as Airbnb.  What started out as a rather, let’s say unique idea, has now grown beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. Airbnb now has more rooms than the largest hotel chain in the world. 

10 Tips to Help You Get in Front of Your Next Challenge

10 Tips to Help You Get in Front of Your Next Challenge

Think back to a time when you were riding a bike and saw a big hill ahead. 

Based on experience, you probably knew that you were going to need to create momentum in order to make getting up and over the hill easier. You prepared for the hill by pedaling a little harder and building up speed before the hill. This effort made the ultimate grind over the top shorter and less painful.

Your preparation didn’t make the challenge go away, but it did make it easier to complete. That's what it means to get in front of a challenge. 

We face challenges every day.  Here are some tips to help you get in front of the next one that comes your way: