S:1494 Great Question: Better?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “How is the world better because of me today?” Coaching Point: Hold on, this is not the overwhelming question it may appear. You need not visibly and knowingly change the world in a dramatic way for this question to be useful. To the contrary, anything […]

S:1489 Great Question: Long For?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What does my heart long for?” Coaching Point: Careful, going down the road of this Great Question can open wonderful opportunities for you! A clearly worded, strongly felt question is a place of power, of emerging awareness and clarity. This ‘longing’ question does require you […]

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:1461 Great Question: Support?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “Do I have a support system or do I have to support a system?” Coaching Point: A support system – at least an effective one – is a multi-faceted structure. Multiple parts of a whole, each acting for a different purpose. That’s what makes it […]

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 […]