S:1350 Great Question: Happy?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What are the consequences of my not being happy?” Coaching Point: This Great Question flips the happiness topic on its head. Usually we ask – What does it take for me to be happy? Or is it okay for me to focus on happiness? Or…Continue Reading →

S:1348 Great Question: Unrequited?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What is my greatest unrequited desire?” Coaching Point: It has been said that desire is the source of all suffering, however this S3MC looks at a desire not yet experienced as a good thing. Of course, if you are suffering because something you want is…Continue Reading →

S:1345 Great Question: Generous?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “When Do I feel I Am My Most Generous?” Coaching Point: Generous has no cost. Hold on, I’ll defend that in a moment. First let’s look at some common forms of generosity. You can observe others giving time, skills, money, caring, support, all clear generous…Continue Reading →

S:1342 Great Question: Want, Now?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What do I want, now?” Coaching Point: You may think you always know the answer, but experience with a wide array of personalities, intellects, interests, and histories shows it’s not such a simple question. Okay, it is simple, but for most not easy to answer.…Continue Reading →

S:1339 Great Question: Now Doing?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What am I now doing that previously I thought I couldn’t?” Coaching Point: This Great Question got right in my face and there’s nowhere to hide from it! I am now doing many things I have said I couldn’t do. I was clear about them.…Continue Reading →

S:1332 Great Question: Why Am I Doing This?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “Why am I doing this?” Coaching Point: The person who can interrupt their thoughts, words, and actions to ask this Great Question is running their life rather than letting their autopilot run it. For most of the routine stuff being on autopilot is indeed an…Continue Reading →

S:1326 Great Question: Equanimity?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What has to happen for me to experience equanimity?” Coaching Point: First, what is equanimity and why should you care? Dictionaries variously define equanimity as a sense of peace, calmness, emotional stability, evenness of mind, and a state of maintained composure. They usually speak of…Continue Reading →

S:1321 Great Question: Who Benefits?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “Who benefits?” Coaching Point: When making decisions where others are involved it can be easy to pull inward and think only, or primarily, of yourself. Pretty normal but can lead to limited awareness of your options and their implications. The old saw that “Everyone is…Continue Reading →

S:1319 Great Question: Good Life?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What makes for a good life?” Coaching Point: This is almost a trick question.Some will read it looking for answers from others, the outside. An amazing percent of the population either assume they know or are willing to take what someone else says as their…Continue Reading →

S:1314 Great Question: My Best?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “Who am I when I’m at my best?” Coaching Point: What if you were to ask this Great Question of yourself every month for a year? Or every week? Or every day? Copyright 2021 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

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