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Ask the right questions, get the right answers

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Sometimes the best answers come in the form of brilliant questions.

We are often so eager to seek solutions that we forget to ask questions that might lead us to ideas that will really work for us. Investing a bit of time prior to doing the actual problem-solving could show a huge payoff in the future and save you from big mistakes and wasted time.

Teach yourself (and your children) to ask questions before seeking solutions. You will, no doubt, come up with your own brilliant questions, but here are a few to get you started:

• Do I have the knowledge, experience and resources to deal with this issue?
• Who do I know who does?
• Am I making this into a bigger deal than it really is?
• What resources are available to me?
• Can I live with the answer?
• What can I do to make myself aware?
• How can I access resources?
• Who will be there to support me?
• What are my limits?
• What can I do to make a change?
• What makes me happy?
• What are my needs?
• Why does that bother me so deeply?
• What do I need to change?
• What do I want to change?
• What are my limits?
• What can I do without?
• What can I change?
• What is my biggest barrier? Is it really?
• Do I have a positive attitude?
• Am I kind to myself?
• What compromises do I need to make?
• How do I find (make) more time?
• What hurdles/barriers are blocking me from the changes that I want?
• What am I tolerating?

That should keep you going for a while, but if you want more, you are welcome to download my complimentary Guided E-Journal here: http://yourlifeunlimited.ca/products. It is chock full of questions to help you think differently and complemented with inspiring quotes.

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