Episode 067: The Power of Great Questions

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your questions.  Part 2 of the discussion on how to hear the negative questions you’re asking and replace them with positive and powerful ones.

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Rhythm of Life – Inspired By a Riot of Color and Pattern
Random Riffs – A Picture is Worth…A Medical Exam
Feature Segment – The Power of Great Questions

Rhythm of Life – Inspired By a Riot of Color and Pattern

Have you ever experienced something that left you inspired – even if you knew you’d probably never do that thing?  I had an experience like that this past weekend.  An exhibit called “The Timeless Art of Dyllis: Forty Years of Creative Clothing” at the Windham Textile and History Museum.

What a riot of color and pattern.  Incredible!

Dyllis Braithwaite isn’t a famous designer.  She’s just a woman who loves fabric and style and creates art.  And she’s 92 and still going strong.

After seeing this, I was inspired to be more creative in whatever I choose to do.  I’m so glad I went.  And I encourage you to do the same.  If you do, leave a comment and let me know what you did – just for the fun of it.

Random Riffs – A Picture is Worth…A Medical Exam

According to an article in Nerd Wallet, life insurance companies may soon start accepting selfies instead of requiring a medical exam.  Lapetus Solutions has developed a product, called Chronos, that could enable customer to buy life insurance in less than 10 minutes by uploading a selfie to the insurer’s website.

Why do this?  What could be next?  And what could possibly go wrong?  Listen and find out.

Feature Segment – How to Ask Great Questions

In Episode 066, we discovered that the quality of your life is determined by the quality of your questions.

Better questions  – better answers – better life.

I’m really working on this myself.  I’ve seen just how unhelpful so many of my questions have been.  Even lately.  We can learn this together.

In this session, we’re focusing on how you can use questions for specific circumstances.  Some examples are:

  • Turn Negative to Positive
  • Focus
  • Build Confidence
  • Develop Joy and Resilience

The best questions are

  • Thought -provoking. Require creative thinking
  • Clear and precise. Emotive even.
  • Aspirational – big why. Focus on result you want

Don’t expect perfection.  Just progress.

Let me know how you’re doing, if you want any help at coming up with questions, or who you’re going to hold yourself accountable to.  Leave a comment or email me kathleen@kathleenannthompson.com. I can’t wait to hear from you!


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