49 episodes

The Better Questions Better Life Podcast, featuring Dustin Elliott, seeks to answer one simple question. How can we ask better questions to live a better life?

Better Questions Better Life Podcast (Formerly the Why 2 Podcast‪)‬ Dustin Elliott

    • Education

The Better Questions Better Life Podcast, featuring Dustin Elliott, seeks to answer one simple question. How can we ask better questions to live a better life?

    Ep 22. How to ask questions like a Venture Capital General Partner feat. Whitney Sales

    Ep 22. How to ask questions like a Venture Capital General Partner feat. Whitney Sales

    “Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers” - Robert Half

    If you were about to put a LOT of money and time on the line to invest in a fledgling startup, what would you want to ask?
    Well, that’s what today’s guest, Whitney Sales (Twitter: @thesalesmethod) has to talk about. She is the General Partner and Executive Director of Programming, based in San Francisco, for the top B2B accelerator Acceleprise.
    Whitney has 10+ years of startup sales experience and is the founder of The Sales Method, a consultancy that helps startups identify target markets, build successful sales teams and quickly get products to market.  She led four companies to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list including LoopNet, Joby, Meltwater and SpringAhead.
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    • 44 min
    Ep 21. How to ACTUALLY start a conversation

    Ep 21. How to ACTUALLY start a conversation

    One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever. - Linda Lambert

    Ever been saw someone and wish you went up to and spoke to them?
    In our world of ever increasing isolation and loneliness, I wanted to revisit the lost art of how to start a conversation.
    This episode keeps it nice and simple as we look at the 2 fundamental components of how to start a conversation.
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    • 19 min
    Ep 20. How to ask questions like a Chief Questions Asker. feat Chris Schembra

    Ep 20. How to ask questions like a Chief Questions Asker. feat Chris Schembra

    Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.- Tony Robbins

    If you can ask one question to build a better connection with someone, what would it be?
    Well, that’s what today’s guest, Chris Schembra has discovered. But not only has he uncovered a very powerful question, he’s built a whole business (7:47 Club) around it that since July 2015, 7:47 has worked with over 5,300 leaders, entrepreneurs, and individuals; advised 70+ companies, and sparked more than 300,000 relationships.’
    Chris is an accomplished speaker, has his own podcast, advises business, and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, HuffPost, VICE Impact, Thrive Global, VarietyMagazine, Bravo TV, Newsmax TV, AMEX OPEN, and many more.
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    • 36 min
    Ep 19. Where do we go from here?

    Ep 19. Where do we go from here?

    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
    – Aristotle

    Where do we go from here?
    What is the next step in our journey to learn how to ask better questions?
    Well, on today’s episode, we reflect on where we’ve been so far and set out the map for where we can to go next.
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    • 13 min
    Ep 18. How to ask questions like a Human Centered Designer feat. Chi Ryan (2/2)

    Ep 18. How to ask questions like a Human Centered Designer feat. Chi Ryan (2/2)

    “Being different gives the world color.” - Nelsan Ellis

    How does a Human Centered Designer think about and ask questions? Well, there are few in the industry better to ask than the talented Chirryl-Lee Ryan. Chi has almost 20 years of experience in visual design, research, and human centered design. She’s worked, and led teams, at some of the most innovative and forward thinking companies in the world including Fjord, Isobar, and Idean.
    During part 2 of 2 of her interview, we get into more of the nitty gritty of how she goes about inspiring others to ask questions and techniques she uses to ask questions.
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    • 27 min
    Ep 17. 3 Foundational Pillars you need to know

    Ep 17. 3 Foundational Pillars you need to know

    “Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” – Brene Brown

    What is being empathetic? Is your knowledge undermining your ability to ask questions?
    These, and many more questions are asked, and talked about in today’s episode as we focus on shoring up the 3 foundational mindset pillars that everything else in this podcast is built upon. So don’t miss this episode!
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    Click here to check out part 1/2 of Chi Ryan’s interview here.

    • 16 min

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