I was reading through some of my favorite books this weekend (“Switch by Chip and Dan Health and “Influencer” by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillian, and Al Switzler) as I was getting some ideas for an upcoming blog series on learning how to implement change.

I came across some research that is absolutely fascinating about our perceptions of ourselves. According to researchers Peter Borkeanau and Anette Liebler, strangers are 66% more accurate in predicting someone’s IQ than the person THEMSELVES! In another study, college students did a superior job predicting the longevity of their roommates relationships than they did themselves.

If some person off the street is more likely to predict your IQ or how long your relationship is going to last, we are definitely missing some pieces to the puzzle when it comes to business and personal life.

My question to you is: How much time would you save if you knew exactly what skills you needed to work on to get to the next level and had someone help you learn those skills?