As a life coach I like nothing more than motivating and inspiring others to make positive and exciting changes to their lives.
Asking the right question is one of the most vital skill you can have when coaching clients.
The reason so many people give up on their goals and don’t feel fulfilled is simply because they have yet to ask themselves the right question.
Great questions are at the centre of Life Coaching because they allow the client to think differently and can frequently be the precursor to breakthroughs and a-ha moments.
As a Life Coach, questions are at the core of what I do and if I can’t ask questions that will shift a clients thinking then I’m not doing my job properly.
Simply put, the quality of the questions you ask yourself will dictate the quality of your life.
Our personal view of reality hinges on what we focus our minds on. Questions are one of the fastest ways to change our mental focus.
The questions we ask ourselves on a daily basis could very well be the most critical and important factors that determine our success, happiness and fulfilment in life. In fact, the questions that we persistently ask ourselves internally influence our thoughts, habits, decisions and actions in unbelievable ways. They are at the heart of who we are and what we do.
Questions provide the mind with meaning, direction and focus. As soon as we ask a question, our mind immediately begins searching for an answer.
Questions that cause us to focus on possibilities and solutions are the ones that empower us. The problem is, we can easily slip into the habit of asking ourselves questions that are limiting, or even mentally and emotionally disabling.
Be your own life coach and ask these questions of yourself:
1. What’s the way forward?
2. What do you want your life to be about?
3. Who do you want to be and what experiences do you want to create?
4. Are you giving your best to everything you do?
5. What do you want to accomplish?
6. What do you want to do more of each day?
7. What can you be the best at in the world?
8. What’s the most effective thing for me to focus on?
9. What would success look like?
10. What do you need to be successful?
And here is my favourite question, offering you the opportunity for reflection.
What would you do differently next time around?
So time is running away, don’t let anymore of it disappear without you becoming the best you can be. Fuel yourself through asking obstacle-busting, possibility-producing questions, and let them inspire you.
Alternatively let me ask you the questions, employ me as your very own personal life coach.