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I was having coffee with a successful businessman a couple of years ago and we were discussing my income level and where I’d like to be.

He is very direct and doesn’t pussyfoot around. He says to me, ‘Anna, you’re not asking million dollar questions. When you start asking million dollar questions, you will get to where you want to be.’

While I really liked the idea of asking million dollar questions, I had no idea where to start, or how to practically apply this advice.

Fast forward a couple years and I find myself on a 6 hour Virgin America flight from Cancun, Mexico to San Francisco, California.

Just a few days prior to this flight, I felt that I had lost everything – my comfortable job at the time and a relationship that I thought was going to be ‘the one’. All this lead me to question everything in my life. I had absolute freedom to finally pursue my coaching practice 100% and live my best life.

And then the puzzle pieces started coming together…

Let me ask you this. When something happens that throws you off kilter, a challenge, or a (perceived) loss of some sort, what is the first question that comes to mind? Is it ‘Why me?’ or ‘Why does this always happen to me?’

What is your leading question?

My question for a long time was ‘Why am I here?’ Sometimes it skewed to the positive and other times not. When I chatted with my friend Pa Joof he put me on the path of asking a better leading question, such as ‘How can I serve more today?’

The adventure and growth that I experienced in the months after that particular flight, really embedded in me that we truly live our best question.

Our brains are fascinating processing machines. When we ask a question, it has an innate algorithm to find the answer. So if I ask a poor quality question, I’ll get a poor answer. But if I raise the resonance of my questions, I get answers that are pure gold.

I encourage you to take a minute and think of your leading question. Because our lives depend on it! And by just beginning to think of a question that would better serve you is a step in the right direction.

In the comments below, please go ahead and share your leading question. You may have one that has the power to transform someone’s life.

Love & light,

A xx

 

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