Got 5 to 10 minutes?

Play with ONE of the questions from any one of the categories. (It’s rather like trying to eat one potato chip.) Save your thoughts – jot them down.

Get inspired
  • Find 5 song-bites or quotes that inspire you, and put them where you’ll see them everyday.
  • List 7 small ways (non-monetary) you can improve your own frame of mind (e.g. get a good night’s sleep). Do one a day for the next week.
  • Describe a positive change you made in the past three years. What did you do that helped that happen?
  • List 3 ways in which you consider yourself lucky.
  • Briefly describe any 2 things you’ve done that you’re proud of.
  • What are you most looking forward to in the next year?
  • Pick one skill you’re already pretty good at. Describe one way you’ll further improve that skill. Pick one talent you might have – or would like to have – that you haven’t yet “trained up”. What would help you get started?
  • If you were your own best friend, what advice would you give yourself?
  • Think of a decision you’ll be making in the next couple of months. What excites you about what life could look like once you’ve made that decision?
  • Pick one ‘something’ you don’t much like about yourself. What specifically can you do to slightly improve that?
Relating to others
  • Describe 3 ways you could improve someone else’s day. (Think of specific examples for specific people.)
  • Describe 3 ways that someone could improve yours. Have you told the people in your life what these are? They might be happy to know – it’s better, for both of you, than having to guess.
  • Give three examples of non-verbal ways that people communicate.
  • List three ways we can use our voice, in a way that is independent of the actual words, to communicate our state of mind.
  • Why are text messages & emails easily misinterpreted? How could you avoid that?
Who are you?
  • What have you learned about yourself in the last year?
  • Name something you’re happier with yourself about this year as compared to last.
  • What would you like to be more appreciated for?
  • Pretend you’re a complete stranger who sees you from across the street, as you are right now. List 4 words they might use to describe you. Would they be right?
  • What work would please you? Name 2 or 3 career/business possibilities you might be interested in trying at some point in your life.
  • If you didn’t have to work-for-a-living, what would you ‘work’ at anyway?
  • List at least 5 different types of insurance. When do you need which versions?