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Episode 036: Gain Clarity by Asking the Right Questions

In this episode, James and Phoebe provide listeners with 8 powerful questions that they can start asking themselves today to help improve the quality of their lives. Everyone wants the answers quickly, instead of staying in the question and enjoying the unknown. Staying in the unknown will give you the opportunity and experience to come to the answers yourself.

A few great quotes about “questions” are:

“The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your questions” (unknown)

“Effective leaders ask questions, instead of giving orders” (Dale Carnegie)

“Questions that we ask ourselves can shape our perception of who we are, what we’re capable of and what we’re willing to do to achieve our dreams” (Tony Robbins)

James believes that asking the right questions will give you access to your path of seeking your own way, instead of always wondering why something isn’t working.

Asking “What’s wrong with me”, and similar questions, will produce a negative answer which will start to become our reality. From an energetic standpoint, questions carry their own vibrations, which is why you need to ask yourself more empowering ones.

James always asks himself first what he wants, or what is the essence of it, as desires will attract the answer.

Gary Keller’s “focusing question”, from his book, “The One Thing” (see "LINKS") will help drive you to make the best decision by determining what is the one thing you need to do each year, quarter, month, week and day.

There is no incentive in our school system to ask better questions. However, often the “right” answer actually cuts off all other possibilities.

8 empowering questions that you can ask yourself every day

Before asking these questions, considering what you are committed to achieving will help frame the questions better.

1) What is the one thing that I can do today that would have the impact on what is important to me?

2) How can I improve, or contribute, today?

3) What would make tomorrow better than today?

4) What is the most effective way to achieve your desired result?

5) What is the lesson or takeaway? (particularly important in a breakdown)

6) What am I missing? (this will give visibility to your blind spots)

7) Who can I connect with?

8) Who do I need to be today?

You don’t have to pick all 8 of these to ask immediately. Start asking the one or two that you feel are the most important questions, daily.

The question is the first step that will allow the opportunity to get out of the problem!

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“E-Squared” by Pam Grout

“The ONE Thing” by Gary Keller