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Friday, February 06, 2015

The 3 most important questions you'll ever ask...

I'm working on a new business plan at the moment and so dear reader I find that I'm asking these questions of myself and when someone comes to me for help or advice I find they're the questions I firstly ask of them - 
  1. Where are you now?
  2. Where do you want to be?
  3. How are you going to achieve that?
They're not particularly long questions just short, sharp and to the point and if you can answer them all fully then you're on your way to achieving your goals!

Of course it's not quite that easy is it?  I found that I could answer question 1 fairly well and I could answer question 2 fairly well but it's question 3 that's the hard part I guess.

Question 3 can take months and years to work out, it's certainly not straightforward but if you can come up with some kind of answers and plan then you're at least half way there.

So go get your paper and your pens, pencils, Technicoloured paints and just ask yourself those 3 simple questions, see if you can come up with answers to 1 and 2 at least and then we can all work together on answer number 3.

You can apply these questions to any situation big or small, business or personal and this is about getting stuff done, finding the stuff you need to achieve your goals.

Think of it like this example - 

1. In the house with no food
2. Having a delicious dinner
3. There are multiple ways to achieve what you want, you could go to the supermarket, buy ingredients, go home and cook, you could call a takeaway or you could go out to dinner, they're all going to get you to your goal just in slightly different ways.

So now we've applied those 3 things to the simplest of situations think about how you could use them in different parts of your life or business.

So that's your big question for over the weekend, I won't answer the three big questions I'm asking myself at the moment because it's going to detract from you and your questions and I don't want to influence anyone but I'll share them later I promise.

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