The pieces fall into place, almost without conscious thought:

Blinker on.

Check your mirrors.

Turn your head and look in the blind spot, double checking carefully for motorcycles.

Smoothly change lanes with the confidence that there’s nothing unexpected hidden beside you.

Unfortunately, we’re not so disciplined about checking our blind spots in other areas of life, including business.

One of the best ways to check your non-driving blind spots is to get outside, constructive feedback. Ask your friends and family for their thoughts. Run an idea by a coworker or friendly competitor. Join a mastermind group. Get somebody else to look over your plans and roadmaps before you act.

Then, take the advice to heart and avoid getting defensive.

They might see something in your blind spot that you’re not capable of seeing yourself.