This podcast is all about powerful questions - questions that can generate something positive! Powerful questions hold the potential to connect people, help them gain new ideas and find their own strengths and resources. They can inspire you and others around you and they always generate insights and energy. In this podcast, I’ll explore the art and science of crafting and asking those powerful, generative questions. Each episode will be dedicated to one type of powerful question – a bite-sized introduction to the question, what makes it powerful and how you could use that question in your life and work.
What is your dream?
Do you have dreams? Or do you focus on getting on with each day as it comes?
Dreams have an important role in our lives - the provide a sense of direction, they energise, and they help us through tough times. If you've never thought about your dreams or hopes (or haven't in a while...), this episode will hopefully inspire you to reconnect with them, explore them and hopefully begin to consider how to move forward with them. I hope you enjoy this injection of inspiration!
What do you want?
"What do you want?" Is a powerful and useful question. It can add clarity where there is confusion (for yourself and with others). It can also help members in a team, understand each other better and create alignment.
For most of us, "What do you want?" is not an easy question to answer... we typically respond to it with "I don't want..." which is one of the reasons for the confusion we hold about different topics we care about or projects we are involved with. However, it's worth spending time with this question with yourself or to pose it to other people you want to connect better with.
I hope it helps you create more clarity for yourself and for the people around you.
What is possible?
"What is possible?" is one of the most powerful and generative question I know of. It holds some magical powers! Using this question can open up and reveal possibilities we never considered and unblock us when we are stuck. It can be used for self-reflection, to support others and with groups (small or large). I hope you find it as magical as I do!
What is available to you?
"What is available to you?" is such a powerful question that shines the light on the things most of us ignore or take for granted. When we're focused on achieving something, asking ourselves and others, what is readily available or easily accessible around us is really worth our time. It can help us make progress with our goals (or accelerate it).
This question can further stretch your "muscle of noticing" and your abundance mindset. Furthermore, this question can be used for self-reflection, group coaching or even larger scale change. Enjoy!
What pleased you today?
This episode takes a lighter choice of a powerful question. Rather than taking a deep dive, we stay on the surface of our daily lives and take a look at moments of pleasure or joy in our days.
Each day, however mundane or difficult it may be, contains some micro moments, or clues, of joy or pleasure. Paying attention to those moments and tracking them can help create more of these experiences and on the way build our wellbeing and resilience. I hope you find listening to this episode useful (and joyful!)
What is important to you?
This episode takes a deep dive into a powerful question some of us have asked ourselves before – “what is important to me?”
Whether you have asked yourself this question before or not, this episode can help you consider and reflect on it with fresh eyes. I hope you will see how much further this question can go and how it can help you in your life and in your work. It is also an equally powerful question you can pose to others around you. Enjoy!