In today's society, with our over-scheduled lives and the daily grind of life, it's sometimes difficult to find time to enjoy a quiet moment or to stop and smell the proverbial roses. It's even more challenging force ourselves to be honest with ourselves and ask this tough question: Why?
As the school year ends for all levels of education, I want to put forward one final quiz especially for our high school and college students to answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, just move quickly to the next one.
I am the very lucky mother of three gorgeous boys and I could be sunning myself on my own luxury yacht in the Bahamas if I had a dollar for every time I have heard this question: "Will you try again for a girl?"
Questioning -- or to be more specific, the art of asking "beautiful questions" -- is about living fully and opening your mind. In business, it is how the world's most breakthrough enterprises in the IT and tech industries start off.
The answers are within us. We have everything we need to create the lives we want. An old proverb says, "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now." Get busy now sowing the seeds of the life you want to flourish over the coming years.
Questions are important. Actually, that's not right Questions are VERY important When the great master Peter Drucker passed away, several gurus remembered their interactions and experiences with Drucker in various media outlets. I had an opportunity to read many of them.
In this upcoming season, when our families will gather and we're reminded how much our relationships matter, have we taken the time to think about, and thank, those who have helped us along the way in our business?
I think writing didn't so much "inform" as "justify" my sense of identity, allowing me to freely indulge in certain antisocial tendencies (introversion, voyeurism, possibly unhealthy love of solitude) already present.
Do you have a sewing machine? Do you have a blender? These are not questions you would hear from a mortgage broker if you were trying to qualify for a home mortgage loan. But surprisingly, they are questions that give us insight into household wealth in countries like India and Peru.
The people I admire are the ones who know how to ask me a good question. They know how to carry on a conversation by doing nothing more than asking something about, well, me. If you'd like to be a better questioner as a way of being a better connector, consider the following.