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 →

S:1310 Great Question: Looking Forward / Looking Back?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “Am I living in a way where I can look forward to looking back?” Coaching Point: When you look back from now what do you see? When you look back from your future what do you see? Are you looking forward to looking back? Copyright…Continue Reading →

S:1309 Great Question: Risk?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What do I fear to risk?” Coaching Point: Do you know why you fear to risk it? What might diminish (or even evaporate) the risk? Who could help you take the risk with some safety? Have you focused on the payoff from winning at what…Continue Reading →

S:1302 Great Question: Rules?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What rules am I following that I wish I could break?” Coaching Point: The answers to this Great Question are evoked through three inquiries. To begin, what are the rules you’re following and who established them? Did you learn them yourself or merely inherit them?…Continue Reading →

S:1297 Great Question: Know?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What do I think I know?” Coaching Point: Don’t let what you think you know get in the way of discovering what you don’t know. In my experience only strong, grounded people can look this challenging question in the eye. Others run from it. Because…Continue Reading →

S:1292 Great Question: Advice?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “Why am I not taking the advice I’m giving to others?” Coaching Point: You probably give advice from time to time. What do you do when the advice also pertains to you? Copyright 2020 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

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