Every time I write a blog post, I pop the question: will you read me?
Kids ask their parents nearly 300 questions per day. (Sound familiar?) Asking 36 questions can lead to love. (I recommend doing this.) My partner Kate brought The Book of Questions: Revised and Updatedon our first road trip together. Sometimes your best friends ask you questions that piss you off, while in your heart, you know that they’re asking the right questions. Questions can challenge your beliefs, reframe a situation, or change how you see the world.
How often do we stop and ask ourselves a question that could lead to our next “ah-ha” moment? I believe there is one question that we should ask ourselves every day. If you’ve read my book on self-care hacks or attended one of my trainings, you know that this question is inspired by John F. Kennedy:
Ask not what your body can do for you. Ask what you can do for your body, mind, and spirit.
How different would our lives be if we started and ended our days by asking ourselves this question? We spend our days asking ourselves questions about what to wear, what to eat, which way to drive to the office…why not ask ourselves questions that really matter?
Last month, I talked about the importance of asking this question during my TED-style talk at a political conference. Today, I need your help so that I can spread this message to Denver Startup Week. Please take 30 seconds to vote for my session by TOMORROW, May 18th.
Then, for the next 3 days, ask yourself this question every morning and evening. The answers to this question may surprise you––that you need to tell a friend no, that you need to start looking for a new job, or that you need to schedule a sick day. Let me know what you learned or how you changed as a result. What can you do today, tomorrow, and this weekend for your body, mind, and spirit?
Reminder: Please vote for my session at Denver Startup Week by TOMORROW, May 18th! Thank you very much for your help.