the Power of Questions to Your Advantage
Sam Deep and Lyle Sussman in their excellent book What to Ask When You Don't Know What to Say write, "Questions have the power to turn confusion into clarity, resistance into acceptance, division into consensus, and the frustration of not knowing what to say into the satisfaction of having said it.
and accept what effective communicators already know: Questions are magic."
If we as free agents, independent professionals, and freelancers put questions
to proper use, we will not only discover our own special career path,
we also will be able to get and achieve anything we want. In this article,
I will share some ideas about how to use the magic of questions.
all we need to do is ASK for something we want and we will be happily
rewarded by receiving it. Just remember, that the worst that can happen
is that the answer might be, "No." If you want to work for a
particular company, association, or group, find out who is in charge of
hiring and ask if you can send information and/or set up an interview.
If you want to be included on a special mailing list, ask if they
will add your name and address. If you have accomplished some special
feat and want to be featured in an article, you now know the answer -
yourself important questions, take the time to write down your answers.
There is something powerful and lasting about putting your pen to paper.
Once we start physically writing (and I suggest not using a computer for
this kind of writing), we become more honest with ourselves and our aspirations.
There is also a feeling of permanence and a call to action when we express
ourselves in writing (or another alternative is on tape). It is almost
like making a contract with ourselves. And we will be less likely to "go
back on our word." I suggest purchasing a hard cover journal (they
come in all sizes) and a special pen of you choice and start writing the
questions and then the answers. You will be amazed by how quickly your
life and career start to fall into place.
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