Stop Knowing Everything and Ask Great Questions

Stop Knowing Everything

Do you know how to ask great questions?

Do you know how to ask great questions to release the Golden Handcuffs?

 

You are not the king of the world anymore.  I abdicate the throne in your name.  I abolish the monarchy.  You are no longer in charge of knowing everything.  Most importantly, you don’t have to have all of the answers anymore.  I relinquish you of that duty.

Now breathe deeply.  How does it feel to not be responsible for all the knowing?  I hope it’s a relief.  When you allow yourself to stop knowing everything and ask great questions, you start to release the golden handcuffs.

Feels good doesn’t it?

Remember George from the Top 5 Habits to Release the Golden Handcuffs He spent 21 days on Habit #1 and #2 where every time he thought he had to know the answer, he stopped and asked a great question.  That is his new habit.  Each time he wanted to say, “This is how it should be done,” or “Let me think of a way to solve this,” or “I’ve decided we will respond this way,” he didn’t.  He took a deep breath and he asked a great question instead.

I don’t mean that he should turn into a snarky 5th grade teacher.  You know, the one who always said, “I don’t know, Ruth, how doooooo you spell A-C-H-I-E-V-E?”

George learned how to ask great questions.  That’s why I created this video to explain.

In the next post I will cover how to stop doing everything and ask for help.

The virtual floor is open.  Be sure to tell me your take away in the comments section below or blow my mind with your great question!  

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XX, Ruth

Ruth Schwartz is the author of "The Key to the Golden Handcuffs". She is a high performance business consultant and leadership coach. Connect with Ruth to participate in the conversation. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube .

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  • Andy Shelton

    Great video! Great questions!