We often ask the “wrong” question, such as: “Why can’t I find a good solution?” or “What is keeping me from solving this problem?”
These type of questions keep us focused on what is not working.
We are looking at the past!
Here are a couple of better questions – “What could I do to make a positive difference with this situation?” “Who else could help me to improve the current situation?” “What would motivate the _______ (fill in the blank – employees, customers, etc.) to help me solve this dilemma?”
These questions focus on the present and the future and direct our mind to seek answers that will move us forward.
The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer.
~ Thomas Watson Founder and president, IBM Corporation
NOW it’s time to expand on the quote from Thomas Watson…
What is your greatest challenge in your career or business?
I hope you will take the time to answer THIS question.
What is your greatest challenge in your career or business? Don’t read any further until you have answered it.
Take the time to ask these better questions AND write down the answers as they come to your mind.
List them – 1, 2, 3, etc. NOW put a deadline date next to each item listed that you will take action by. Reading this newsletter without taking action is like looking at and smelling a delicious meal. It may make you feel a little better, but it will only nourish you if you eat the meal. This newsletter will only help you if you take action!
To encourage you to take the time to do this exercise and commit to taking action I will offer to help you with no strings attached. Just drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org and put THE YOUNG APPROACH is the subject line) with your greatest challenge, the answers to your questions, and your list of answers with deadlines and I will follow up and support you to help you begin solving your greatest challenge.
This is a one time offer 🙂 and you must send me the information within one week. I am willing to help those that are willing to help themselves!
Tips of the Day
How is your connection to your loved ones?
Brene’ Brown defines connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
Not an easy thing to do – but a worthwhile goal. Make sure your loved ones feel seen, heard, and valued! Give them your attention and your love!
BE GRATEFUL and spread kindness – it will all come back to YOU!!