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Finding Good Advice Starts With Good Questions

I am a big Seth Godin fan. His daily blog runs from the obvious but simply stated to the different and thought provoking.  That is hard to do on a daily basis. I find he often takes something ordinary and makes me see it from a different perspective.

Seth Godin writes that good advice is priceless.  “Not what you want to hear, but what you need to hear. Not imaginary, but practical. Not based on fear, but on possibility. Not designed to make you feel better, designed to make you better.”

The real issue is finding and recognizing that good advice. Finding good advice starts with good questions asked.  One thing that measure the quality of advice is the quality of the question that is asked. How difficult is it to both ask and receive a good question. Much harder than most people realize!

Everyone gets trapped in their own thoughts and plans. An independent mind can bring a new perspective, provide validation, improve the planning process. Like the old maxim about asking why five times to get to the route of the issue, questions done well make you think.

Sometimes a good question is not one that should be answered but gives you food for thought and changes your view of the decisions to be made.

Email me if you want to get some new questions. kputnam@me.com

We can talk. and question together.