Why Questions give the Best Advice

Are you getting the wrong answers?  Are you listening to the wrong voice?  If you are listening to somebody else, then perhaps you are. I was coaching some girls in volleyball once, and saw one of them making an error.  Now, I could have gone up and told her what to do, and that might have done the trick – but I wanted her to learn how to solve her own problems, so that she could get a better understanding of the game. Instead of correcting her, I asked her questions to help her self-correct. Unfortunately, my efforts were foiled. 

The Solution is NOT the Problem

Last week I was asked ‘what is the biggest mistake people make in starting a new business’ and my response was “Not asking for help.” There is so much information freely available these days in seminars, books and online, that it can be easy to think that you have all you need to make things work.  However, it doing something new you are bound to come up with your own unique problems.  When we try to solve our own problems, we are working with the same brain that caused the problem in the first place.  It helps to get a