S:1483 Great Question: Wants Me?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What wants me?” Coaching Point: It is important to have clarity about what you want, desire, even need. Without that there can be a tendency to wander aimlessly, drifting. When you take the classic (What do I want?) question and turn it on its head, […]

S:1475 Great Question: Character Trait?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What do I consider to be my best character trait?” Coaching Point: Very few people are introspective enough to ask this Great Question of themselves. Fewer still have a clear answer. Those who do have a distinct advantage in life over those who don’t. Socrates […]

S:1469 Great Question: Ah-Ha?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What are the biggest ah-ha’s I’ve had this year?” Coaching Point: An ah-ha is when something changes in your thoughts/awareness. A sudden and marked change; you notice it at the moment of its occurrence. Perhaps it causes a forehead slap (one wag called that the […]

S:1464 Great Question: Networks?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What are my Networks?” Coaching Point: Ordinary life today is too complex for one to be a master in everything it takes to thrive. We each have our unique talents and capabilities in some areas. The rest call for others to assist us. Our network. […]

S:1456 Great Question: What If?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What If…?” Coaching Point: What If is a playful question. If you want it to be. It can also be a deeply troubling one.A dividing line between playful and troubling is Now. When you look forward from Now with the What If question on your […]

S:1450 Great Question: Ambition?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What is my current greatest ambition?” Coaching Point: The key word is “current.” Time passes. Ambitions get satisfied. Or they don’t. Or they fade into unimportance. Remember some of the ambitions you had as a child? As a teenager? As a young adult? Where are […]

S:1445 Great Question: Unfriendly?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What did I do that was unfriendly, unsocial, or uncaring?” Coaching Point: At first glance you make not like this Great Question. It seems to be looking in the wrong direction. Its value is in being open to see yourself. Fully. Aware. We all mess […]

S:1442 Great Question: Tranquil Mind?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “Why have a tranquil mind?” Coaching Point: A tranquil mind is not a little gift. A tranquil mind radiates peace. A tranquil mind is open to receiving inspiration, magic even. A tranquil mind acts quickly when action is called for. To develop a tranquil mind, […]

S:1436 Great Question: Afford?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “How can I afford it?” Coaching Point: When confronted with a need or desire to spend above a certain limit we can have a scarcity thought: “I can’t afford it” is a common knee-jerk reaction. It’s based in the past. “I can’t” is an automatic […]

S:1431 Great Question: Simpler?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “How can I make my life simpler?” Coaching Point: Just one thing. By making one thing in your life simpler you change the trajectory of the rest of your life. Multiple small changes give outsized cumulative results. Life gets easier. Becoming easily accustomed to looking […]