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How to Ask Better Questions

Updated: Jan 23




Your brain is a problem-solving machine. When you give it an instruction, it goes to work to find an answer. So, it's important to pay attention to the questions we ask ourselves, as those are the "problems" your brain will solve.


We often ask ourselves disempowering questions, such as:

"Why is this so hard?"

"Why can't my leadership team deliver the results I need?".


What's tricky is that these appear as unconscious thoughts so it takes practice to start noticing them. Once you do, reframe the question to include an underlying positive belief. Questions that start with "How can I....?" will empower you and your brain will seek solutions to the problem you've presented.


Be patient if you don't have an answer right away. My clients share that many times they've drawn a blank to a “How can I” question only to have a fully-formed answer pop into their mind the next day.


Brainstorm “How can I?” questions relevant to the obstacles in your business.


Here are a few ideas:

-How can I scale without hiring more people?

-How can I make this fun?

-How can I increase profits without working more?

-What do I love about my clients? Employees?

-How can I get done what I need to do and still have dinner with my family?



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