January 31, 2022

Ask a different question

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We often judge others by the level of questions they ask us.

It is said that ‘there is no such thing as a stupid question’, but how many of us really believe that?

We should also judge ourselves too, and consider the questions we ask ourselves.

Every change we make in our lives was preceded by asking ourselves different questions than before.

EVERY change.

The key word here is different.

What different questions can you ask about a problem or situation at work, at home, or about yourself?

Even if they seem stupid at first glance 🙂

One way to come up with different questions is to think of someone you know, or even a TV character, who is very different to you, and then imagine what they would ask.

Stop for a minute right now and think of a situation you have.

Now think of someone who seems very different to you, whether you admire them or not, and what they would ask about your situation.

Here’s a question… ‘If you could hire someone to deal with your situation for you, who would you hire and why them?’

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

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