Mindset Mondays with DTK – 𝙀𝙥 #108 — 𝙌𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜.For the first two decades of my professional life, my job was to have the answer. And if I didn't know the answer, I was expected to figure it out (or make it up). That means that the asset for which I was rewarded was, effectively, information … an exhaustible, finite resource. That's a hard row to hoe. I always had to be at least one step ahead to remain valuable. It was exhausting. And it's all because I focused on the answer, not the question…"𝕴𝖙 𝖎𝖘 𝖓𝖔𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖆𝖓𝖘𝖜𝖊𝖗 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖙 𝖊𝖓𝖑𝖎𝖌𝖍𝖙𝖊𝖓𝖘, 𝖇𝖚𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖖𝖚𝖊𝖘𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓." — Eugene IonescoAs a coach, my job is not merely to ask questions, but to help my clients live into better questions. The assets for which I am now rewarded are my creativity and my curiosity … both are infinite resources! And, as a leader or a parent, you job is exactly the same. Giving one the answer is not the way to grow the folk in your charge. It's an egoic path to fostering dependence… Where can you shift to providing value through infinite resources? Where can you ask better questions that will grow your folk?What are the questions that will shift your life?

Posted by David Taylor-Klaus on Monday, March 16, 2020

Mindset Mondays with DTK – 𝙀𝙥 #108 — 𝙌𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜.

For the first two decades of my professional life, my job was to have the answer. And if I didn’t know the answer, I was expected to figure it out (or make it up). That means that the asset for which I was rewarded was, effectively, information … an exhaustible, finite resource. That’s a hard row to hoe. I always had to be at least one step ahead to remain valuable. It was exhausting. And it’s all because I focused on the answer, not the question…

“𝕴𝖙 𝖎𝖘 𝖓𝖔𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖆𝖓𝖘𝖜𝖊𝖗 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖙 𝖊𝖓𝖑𝖎𝖌𝖍𝖙𝖊𝖓𝖘, 𝖇𝖚𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖖𝖚𝖊𝖘𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓.”
— Eugene Ionesco

As a coach, my job is not merely to ask questions, but to help my clients live into better questions. The assets for which I am now rewarded are my creativity and my curiosity … both are infinite resources! And, as a leader or a parent, you job is exactly the same. Giving one the answer is not the way to grow the folk in your charge. It’s an egoic path to fostering dependence…

Where can you shift to providing value through infinite resources? Where can you ask better questions that will grow your folk?

What are the questions that will shift your life?

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