- What’s the biggest factor that has helped you be successful?
Success is different for everyone but it’s always intriguing to learn how people achieved success and got to where they are. The stories they share may give you some new inspiration, direction, give you an answer you’ve been looking for, or motivate you through any setbacks/failures. Responses will also make you aware of the values and priorities these people carry.
2. What are your success habits?
Asking successful people about their daily habits can give you new ideas to incorporate into your daily routine. The answers are rarely esoteric and generally actions anyone can take. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not a quality but a habit, and successful people are simply those with successful habits.
3. What mistakes have you made along the way?
This is one of the most important questions you can ask anyone, it allows you to learn from their experience. Ask it often and listen carefully to the answers and you will make less mistakes in your own life. You will be prepared to do things in a manner that doesn’t lead to miscalculations.
4.What was the hardest decision you ever had to make?
Most successful people have had to make many tough decisions along the way. Learning their decision making and why they make them gives you a close look at their thought processes and priorities, helping you when you stumble across hard decisions down the road. Remember, it’s in your moments of decision that your success is shaped.
5. What is the best advice you can give?
Some respond better than others when it comes to open-ended questions, but when you get the right answers it usually clicks and cuts right to the good stuff. Gather the responses to this question and keep them somewhere close so you can read them often.
6.If you could start all over again, what would you do differently?
Successful people are self aware and it is likely they have thought this question through once or twice already. You may expect to hear about mistakes or setbacks but successful people know mistakes and failure are what we learn and grow from. Our losses teach us lessons and help us elevate to the next level. Many focus instead on wishing they had taken more chances and been bolder.
7. What’s one change I should make right now to help me get closer to my success?
This question is good to ask with someone who knows you and your work. Improvement requires change and many times the hardest part is knowing what our weaknesses are. Most successful people are grateful for what they have achieved and are happy to share the knowledge with someone who is hungry for it. Networking is the best resource we have and it is too good to waste, so make sure you make the most out of every encounter, especially those you admire most. And when the opportunity presents itself, you will be ready.
Lead From Within: Just remember, we tend to become those we admire.
Tip: Your Network is Your Net Worth. Get good at networking, making new connections, and forming partnerships. This will help elevate your mindset and take business + fitness to new levels.