April 14th 2008
Those that I work with know I enjoy asking the question “Why not?” Like so many young kids, I likely asked this question many times as a child, and I guess over the years it’s one of those questions which stuck with me.
I frequently encourage those I work with to ask “Why not?” as well and to never settle for something they feel could be improved if they’d simply challenge the situation by asking “why not?” Some may hearing this question, and others may find it thought provoking…to the point they question why (more…)
March 17th 2008
Here are some questions to some of life’s common situations that will likely make you smile:
Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?
Why do banks charge a fee on “insufficient funds” when they know there is not enough money?
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? (more…)
June 6th 2007
I received an email from Jack Canfield that invites me to ask him a question via a website page – which you can access here – and I think it’s a neat opportunity for everyone he sent the email to and I thought the readers of this blog may enjoy the opportunity to ask Jack Canfield, famous for authoring the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series and many other best sellers.
Ron Goch, The Telios Group
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December 13th 2006
I enjoy learning and I’m not afraid to ask questions. Most people who know me might tell you that I’ve always been that way – asking question after question – but that wouldn’t be true.
I remember back in school, I was the one hoping and praying (literally at times) I wouldn’t be selected to answer a question let alone ask one. I guess I feared, like others, I’d ask a stupid question.
It wasn’t that I didn’t want to ask or that I didn’t want to learn – believe me, I wanted to learn - but I often felt most people knew the answers to questions I had, so it would be a waste of everyone’s time if I asked the questions.
Now, it seems like I’m making up for all those questions I didn’t ask at a young age because much like our youngest daughter, it seems like I have many more questions than answers.
Here’s a great quote from Brian Tracy on questions: “Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, ‘what is the most valuable use of my time right now?’”
Have an awesome day and ask your share of questions today.
October 18th 2006
Do you ever think about the things you learn each day?
My wife and I frequently ask our kids, “So, what did you learn at school today?” or when we’re coming home from church, we’ll ask the same question, and the kids share what they learned.
For whatever reason, as I listened to the exchange between my wife and our kids the other day, I realized this questioning stops as we get older. There’s no one to ask us as adults, “So, what did you learn today?”
It’s a great question, though, and a question we should continue asking ourselves even as adults.
So, what did you learn today?