Your life is a result of the questions you ask yourself. This is such a simple but basic truth. Taking advantage of it has the power to radically change your life.
This principle helps you to see what you don’t normally see. It gives insights that are pure and real that cut right to your core. There’s no therapy or further education needed to use this potent principle.
If you want to increase your wealth, and hence your quality of life, ask yourself a few questions about the way you deal with your money, your current income and your net worth.
Here are some suggestions to get the best results from this simple insightful technique:
Don’t ask “why can I never get ahead?”
Ask “How can I improve the way I handle my money today?” This leads to ideas like “I could review my investment account today” or “I could schedule a “rich chunk” of time on my calendar for Saturday.” (Although it may sound like chocolate, a “rich chunk” is a block of 15 minutes to 2 hours exclusively for taking steps that will increase your wealth account.
Or maybe the answer that meets you where you are right now is “I could make more money” or “I could invest my money”. (Notice the ownership in the phrase “my money”. Women aren’t always comfortable saying “my money”, whereas men are.)
Don’t ask “Why can’t I make more money?”
Ask “How can I make more money?”, or even better, ask “How can I increase my value to others?” Improved service to others gives financial rewards as well as joy and satisfaction in life.
Don’t ask “Why can’t I get ahead financially?”
Ask “What do I need to do today to increase the growth of my wealth account?”
The answers may be something like “I could create a simple plan to accumulate more wealth every month” or “I could learn how to invest my money”.
Feel the difference in the questions? It’s subtle but huge! Your answers will naturally flow from the positive questions. They open the door, and you walk through it with elegance.
While it’s ridiculously obvious, the negative questions are, well, negative, and the positive questions are positive. But the positive questions are also empowering, and they lead you directly to change.
Sure, it’s wise to recognize and own your past mistakes around money, but these positive questions allow you to do that without grace. They allow, and even invite you, to learn without guilt, shame and self-abuse.
We’re all busy, but frequently busyness keeps us from this simple self-examination that leads to creating the life we want. But isn’t living well the ultimate goal for life? So sometimes you have to quiet the noise a bit, and journal or brainstorm a little to get the answers for the next step for positive change.
High quality questions provide insightful and powerful answers. And they’re totally free! You have the power and ability to do this right now.
If you want a few of my favorite questions that lay the foundation for remarkable change around the way you handle your money, get them here.