ASK YOURSELF BETTER QUESTIONS
I just starting in on some new habits. Wanted to start doing something that would give our team the ability to serve our clients on a higher level. Of course, that’s what we all strive to do every single day, we want to just come up with ways to serve our customers and clients at the highest level possible.
I just recently had surgery, I ruptured my bicep in a Spartan Race. For those of you who don’t know what a Spartan Race is, it’s a 3-18 mile race with 20-45 obstacles along the way. Needless to say, I usually get through them without injury. Not this time…so I’m recovering from that and reflecting on some of the things that I want to do in the new year. Thinking about some of the changes that I want to make in my business. Hopefully, it’ll be positive — be positive changes in my business I mean and give us the ability to impact our community and also our customers at a much higher level.
One of the things that I wanted to share was something that I heard from Anthony Robbins that I thought was relevant (to building a lifestyle business) and would apply to not only my business but also to yours. Something Anthony said really intrigued me and has been very impactful to the way I solve problems in my business.
HOW DOES YOUR BRAIN PROCESS INFORMATION?
What Anthony implied was that the human brain is like a big supercomputer. Our brains work on whatever question we present to it, it’s literally our own personal supercomputers. And what he (Anthony Robins) said was that the brain (being like a computer) is going to provide you the answer to whatever question we present to it. Where most people run into challenges is that they present the wrong questions. Questions that don’t serve them, like “Why does this always happen to me?”, “How come I can never lose weight?”, or “Why can’t I ever get (fill in the blank)” The brain doesn’t care what question you ask, it just seeks an answer no matter what. So if you ask it “How come I can lose weight?” it’s going to process…beep….beep…beep and spit out an answer. “Because you’re a lazy **BLEEP**!” The brain seeks out answers to whatever question you ask. So the key to problem-solving is asking better questions.
“Don’t ask yourself questions that are derived from limited beliefs, and/or some type of challenge that continues to come up. This is where most people go wrong.”
Most people ask questions that don’t serve them, they ask questions that perpetuate limiting beliefs and poor results. Whether it’s personal, financial, and/or business problems, they simply ask the wrong questions.
So, what I would encourage you to do is to create a habit of asking powerful, intentional and insightful questions. Create a habit of reading those questions out loud on a regular basis in the morning and before you go to bed until your brain gives you the answer. Even if you’re unable to see a solution, sometimes just setting your (supercomputer) mind on the question, helps you change your state and see brand new possibilities.
HOW TO BUILD A HABIT OF PROBLEM SOLVING
- Ask better questions
- Read your questions out loud
- Allow your subconscious mind to work on the right question
- Be in a state of possibility
I would assert that if you did this, you’re going to be surprised by the results. You’ll be able to solve problems better and overcome some of the challenges that you have been facing. Whether they’re business challenges, financial, and/or personal challenges your brain does not care. Go ahead and give it a try, and see how it opens up new possibilities for your business.
“The most powerful way to control your focus is through the use of questions.” Anthony Robins
Remember to create habits that serve you, like asking powerful questions. Immerse yourself into those habits and continue to do the things that promote success within your business. I hope this served you, I’m looking forward to doing more posts, casts, and videos for you to talk about the things that are helping me, and also some of the things that are helping our clients. I work in a business that gives me a really unique perspective so I’m excited about sharing that with you. Until next time, make today and every day…a fantastic day!