Ask Questions!

“You have not, because you ask not.”  Jesus, The Bible

Do you have the ability to ask “what if”, “why”, and “why not” questions that challenge the status quo and open up the bigger picture?

Reinvention leaders constantly question the status quo.  They ask questions like, “Why couldn’t that work in this place, as it does over there?”  Start asking questions of yourself…  and others.  If you want to get ahead in the market, you need to go to your most loyal customers and ask them why they buy from or do business with you.

It might surprise you.

Juanita Kelly, founder of Goddess Magazine, the Juanita Kelly Foundation and fashion entrepreneur was bold enough to ask the right person questions. “My advice to all (of) you business owners are to never feel comfortable being just that, keep wanting to show your clients what you can offer them and how it’s better than all the rest that’s out there; always stay on your toes because your competition is always going to try and out-think you.

Keep trying to surpass previous goals by asking staffers what they think about an idea, be open to their perspectives because they may see it in a different way than you imaged it.  Lastly, stay open to criticism by your staff, ask them what their having issues with and how they’d going about changing or fixing it; being a growing company and entrepreneur you never going into anything knowing the business from the beginning to the end.”

By asking questions, Juanita pulled off a reinvention that surpassed her dreams.

The better the questions you ask, the better the answers you will receive.

Jim Mathis is an international professional speaker and author of the Best-selling Reinvention Made Easy: Change Your Strategy, Change Your Results.  To receive his free monthly e-newsletter with articles like this send a SUBSCRIBE message to:


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