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What questions can you ask?
That depends on what you want, or what you want to know. You can start with good old stand-bys: who, what, how, when, where and why. When you ask yourself who, what, how, when, where and why questions, you need to build on your answers, so that you can get to important questions, ones which, when you answer them, will make an immense difference in your life.
For example, you might ask yourself: "How can I spend less time reading e-mail?"
Before brainstorming ways in which you could spend less time reading e-mail, you explore this question further:
Why do I want to spend less time reading e-mail?
So that I can finish important projects Iím working on.
Why do I want to finish important projects Iím working on?
Because it increases my value to company.
Why do I want to increase my value to my company?
So that I will get a pay rise this year, increase my job security, and build up my investments.
Why do I want a secure job, and to build up my investments?
So that I can retire to country in five years.
Why do I want to retire to country?
So that I can relax and enjoy my life.
You can see that going through this question and answer process lets you ferret out your motivation. And having real motivation for finding an answer to your e-mail question not only ensures that you'll be creative in your attempts to find solutions, but also that you'll put those solutions into practice.
Your questions will lead you to your goals, but donít set your goals yet! You don't know enough about yourself to set your goals... not yet. Youíve probably set goals before. Some you achieved, and some you didnít.
Just ask questions, rather than setting goals. You will eventually discover what your goals are. By time you get to that stage, "setting" your goals will be irrelevant. You will know exactly what your goals are, because you've discovered them, and you'll have motivation to move toward your goals creatively.
Your questions can be about whatever you like. The idea is to get back into habit of asking questions, just as you did when you were a kid. Donít be afraid of asking "stupid" questions. Your questions can be as simple, or as profound, as suits you. Your questions always lead to something: to a discovery about yourself. However, try to make your questions specific. An example: what could I do increase my sales by 10% this month?
Ask yourself your questions in writing. Then remember to find answers to those questions that youíve posed. Itís important to write your questions down, too.
Once you get hang of asking questions and finding answers, guess what?
You've found creative treasure.
When your words sound good, you sound good. Author and copywriter Angela Booth crafts words for your business --- words to sell, educate or persuade. Get in touch today for a free quote: http://www.digital-e.biz/Free ezine: Creative Small Biz --- subscribe at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Creative_Small_Biz/