- What are you up to?
- How are you feeling?
- Where are you going at the weekend?
And my pet hate at the moment …
- Are you organised for Christmas?
If you think about it though these are easy questions that we all give our stock answers to – even if things are going quite badly we might just say “yes I’m fine”.
When was the last time someone asked you a question about yourself that really stopped and made you think? It might not be a very complex question it could be a question such as:
- What will be different next time around?
- So what does that tell you?
- When was the last time you felt great about your work?
Asking the right question at the right moment can really make someone stop and think about the answer. Someone I am working with at the moment described this as “a question that followed me home”. I loved this comment so much I felt I had to write about it.
I am reaching the end of my certificate in coaching practice and I think I have completed 41 hours of training to date. Training to become a workplace coach has been one of the most exciting and stretching experiences of my career so far. During this course there have been so many questions that have followed me home and I have really challenged myself about what I enjoy in my work, what my goals need to be for 2017, what might stop me from getting there and most importantly what I am going to do about those barriers!
I haven’t got all the answers yet but I certainly feel that I am on right path to finding them!
How often does someone ask you a question that really makes you think …. and maybe even follows you home?
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