Category Archives for Questions

10 questions no one is asking right now (which you SHOULD be)

If there’s one thing that suffers in a crisis, it’s the number, and the QUALITY, of the questions people ask themselves.The current crisis is no exception. And the problem is . . . .A crisis is the WORST time to stop asking questions.A question forces you to stop panicking and reacting.And to think. And reflect. Consider: How does […]

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Life-changing questions to ask your customers (for which they’ll thank you 10 years from now

Aaaaahhhh, there you are, Sherlock. Sitting comfortably? Excellent.  Let us begin. Your customers will walk through the doors of your little shop this morning with at least one question running through their head. They may not know how to articulate it, but . . . They have a question. Guaranteed.If it’s a bad morning, they’ll have two or three, or […]

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What 1 thing does SCIENCE say is absolutely CRUCIAL to a Life Well Lived, that almost everyone is missing right now?

What science says? About a life well lived? Short answer? SQUAT. Science doesn’t say a BLESSED THING about it. (Disclaimer: I haven’t surveyed the thousands and thousands of articles in Psychology Today and all the social science journals out there. It’s quite possible, even probable, that they do have something to say about this. But here’s the upshot:It actually don’t […]

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The habit of adventurous curiosity

Yeah, I know. Curiosity killed the cat.Doh! That’s why cats are insured for nine lives . . . . .90% of wisdom is cultivating the habit of adventurous curiosity.Deep, persistent, and INSANE curiosity.Kids get this. Even though they can’t articulate it . . . . If you’ve been a parent, you know the frustration of your […]

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Why?

Oh, Great.”Why?”  conjures up memories of raising your toddler. The incessant questions.I tried very hard to answer every one as honestly as I could, without betraying any frustration that I might have been feeling as I was rushing to get out the door to work, or prepare supper, or whatever automatically necessary task was in […]

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What do I want?

What do I want? What a question. How dare you!My two grandfathers were a study in simultaneous contrast and similarity.Both were quiet, introverted men. Happy to sit in the background and watch the world go by. Happy to let their wives do the talking. (My grandmothers needed little urging in this regard.) Risk-averse, play-it-safe, obey-the-rules.Yet […]

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How do we measure wisdom?

How do you know if you’re wiser that the next dude?How do you know you’re wise enough? or not? . . . . . . . . if you can’t measure wisdom?Some 4–5 years ago, I got curious about this wisdom thing. I started reading one chapter of the book of Solomon’s Proverbs per day. The date […]

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