Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Want Answers? Ask the Right Questions

A note from peter@thewealthyattitude.com for Wednesday August 20 2008

Welcome to the midweek point.

I have been having some conversations lately about plans I made over five years ago. Some have come to fruition, some haven’t. As I sit and do some analysis on what worked and what didn’t it comes pretty clear that what worked did so because of “holding the space” for it to manifest in my life. What didn’t come to fruition didn’t because I allowed myself to get “taken out” of my intentions. All pretty simple when I look back at it all. Ah, the joy of 20/20 hindsight.

One of the methods I selected to ensure my goals and intention was inspired by a friend in Australia and I’ve added a note from her today that may lead you to employ the same idea for your own plans. Could be fun.

Our friends over at Daily Insight also have a neat offering for the day. Check it out here: http://dailyinsight.itstrue.ca

Want Answers? Ask the Right Questions

By Thea Westra

I invite you to be interviewed by me, six years from today. What could be all the tales of adventure, challenge, excitement, fun, courage or accomplishment that you'd have to tell?

I'll provide you a sneak preview of the draft 'interview questions script', giving you plenty of advanced notice and time to prepare:

You have accomplished everything you have set out to be, do and have. What or who was the catalyst for really turning around your current circumstances and had you finally heading in your desired direction? When did you put your intentions to paper? Do you still have a copy of that original? Would you show it to us? What was the first action that you recall as being 'the one' that catapulted you headlong into momentum?

What habits or though patterns and beliefs did you take on board? Which ones did you discard? Who were your mentors, who helped you and who held you accountable? More specifically, with what did you ask them to support you?

You've had to take a few courageous, quantum leaps of faith. What dissolved your fears and caused you to step up to the plate? What provided that level of inspiration and determination? When were you most frightened yet most victorious? Do you remember some really funny moments that you could share with us? Were there 'down' times and if so, what kept you moving ahead toward your vision in those phases?

Do you absolutely love your life? What has changed for you over the past 6 years? When did you know that it was all going to turn out, exactly as you'd envisaged?

What are some of the daily disciplines or habits that you'd put in place? Which activities did you reduce or quit altogether? What were a few of the most important things you did for your success? What other advice or information could you give to anyone interested in creating the kinds of results that you've produced? With the benefit of hindsight, is there anything that you'd now do differently?

Are there people over the past six years who were really 'there' for you? How have you thanked them and remembered them for it?

How do you keep everything in balance? You seem so carefree and alive yet you have so many demanding and major projects on the go. Did you prepare yourself in advance for the adjustments in lifestyle or was it a gradual and exponential stretch-to-fit? How has your family fared in this journey from six years ago through to today? If you were to plan a party to celebrate the last six years, what would be the theme of that party? Who are some of the people you'd invite and where would it be celebrated?

If I was to inform you that you had only five more months of life, what would you do and for what are you most grateful, today? Where did you make the greatest difference and really leave a giant footprint?

Phew, that was such a wonderful and high energy interview. Thank you so much for sharing with us some of your time and for providing all of us with some incredible insights to truly effect some changes in our own lives. I wish you and your family the very best for the next 6 years and beyond.

OK, the rest is now up to you. August 2014 I'll be there to greet you, with microphone in hand. I'm so looking forward to presenting this exclusive, much sought after and inspirational interview. The Wealthy Attitude Daily Reader will have an audience of greater than 10,000 readers at that time - we'll all be here and hanging on your every word.

Thea Westra is the senior thought leader, at her Forward Steps site. She resides in Perth, Australia with her ultra-supportive partner Greg. Thea publishes a monthly ezine (among many other publications and products) at http://www.forwardsteps.com.au Enjoy her life success blogs at http://www.timeformylife.com/blogs.htm and get personally connected here, http://www.ask-thea-about.com

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