How to Use Feedback Properly to Get Better Results
Hey, my name’s Dr. George Birnbach. And today, I wanna talk to you about feedback. Whether you’re giving feedback to people on your staff or whether you’re looking at your own schedule from last week and doing a debrief on what went well and what didn’t go well, you see, that feedback allows you to make those fine motor corrections, those fine adjustments. And that’s really important to know, because if you’re just flowing through space, that’s great, right? We’re going from over here to over here. No restriction. It’s really easy. But we learn from failure. We learn from feedback much more than learning just from successes. Because if everything always goes well, we’re not looking for that streamlining feedback. And thus, we miss out on some great learning opportunities.
Now let me give me you an example. If I wanna move my hand from here to here, it’s relatively easy to do so, right? But if I wanna make a fine motor adjustment, it’s very difficult unless I have an opposing force. When this hand is pushing on this hand and they meet with oppositional forces, now it’s really easy to make fine, fine, fine motor control adjustments. And your practice life is the same way. If we go out and we do a marketing event, and then right after that marketing event, we take just two to five minutes to sit down and say, hey, let’s talk about what went well today, let’s talk about what could’ve gone better, all right, great, let’s make some adjustments, now you’re in a streamlining feedback loop and your next event is gonna be better, and your next event will be better still, and your next event will be even better still.
So learn to love that short debrief period, that short feedback time, and your career will move forward at a much faster rate, all right? So good luck. Go and do things to make the practice better. And then take a break, look back on what you did, and say, what went well, what could’ve gone better, and what are the actions we need to take now to make those micro adjustments so that every time we move forward, we become better, faster, easier, more stable? You’ll like the results.